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Re: Uptown Dallas: William B. Travis School - DISD

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Re: Uptown Dallas: William B. Travis School - DISD

Postby Redblock » 03 Aug 2018 01:06

Sighs for a zoning change have been posted outside the Travis Talented and Gifted Magnet School at McKinney and Allen. The case number is Z178-313.

Has anyone heard from DISD or community groups about any plans to sell the campus?

In early June there were coring trucks working in the teacher's parking lot off of Allen.

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Re: Re: Uptown Dallas: William B. Travis School - DISD

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 03 Aug 2018 08:43

Yeah, they are expanding the school and need a zoning change related to expansion. Although I am fuzzy on the details of the zoning change itself. They plan to build an addition on the Allen street side in part of the parking lot there.

https://candysdirt.com/2018/07/11/oak-l ... -and-more/
William B. Travis TAG Academy
Also presented last night was a proposed school addition that will house expanded drama, choir, orchestra, band and visual arts spaces along with additional classrooms and a storm shelter. In the rendering above, the multi-floor area in front is the proposed addition to the existing school.

The classrooms are much needed and will replace the portable mobile-home-like buildings currently used to house a growing population. If the porta-classrooms weren’t bad enough, we were told the girls’ locker room had been converted some time ago to a classroom. Hopefully the kids in the back of that classroom aren’t sitting in stalls. The school’s small ask of the OLC was to support a five-foot height increase accommodate the addition.

Build as many schools as we need, I say. I’m especially happy to see an emphasis on the arts, especially drama. Where else are future politicians going to hone their craft?


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Re: Re: Uptown Dallas: William B. Travis School - DISD

Postby Redblock » 03 Aug 2018 08:57

Thanks for the answer.


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