President's Letter - 1st Quarter - 2009
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In September of 1974, an organization formed to seek protection from zoning that threatened their turn-of-the-century neighborhood with traffic, land speculation and incompatible architecture.  That organization was the Old Oak Cliff Conservation League and that neighborhood was Winnetka Heights.  Oak Cliff owes much of its current success to the work of those urban pioneers plus countless others who have restored properties throughout the area ever since.  Our long-term investment of millions of dollars in personal resources and millions of hours of sweat has paid off and Oak Cliff is hot property once again.

But for those of us that live here, Oak Cliff has always been desirable…to us.  Our hills and trees are unrivaled and the level of craftsmanship and detail found in our homes is the reason we painstakingly restore them rather than tear them down and start over.  We were “sustainable” long before anyone even knew what that meant. 

OOCCL Announces Its 2009 Fall Home Tour
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Mark the second week of October  on your calendars for the 35th annual Old Oak Cliff Conservation League Fall Home Tour! We are very excited about the 2009 tour and would like to invite everyone to attend. 

Davis Street Land Use Study Letter to Councilpersons Garcia and Neumann and Commissioners Prothro and Gary
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February 10, 2009

The Honorable Mayor Pro Tem Dr. Elba Garcia
The Honorable Dave Neumann
Planning Commissioner James Prothro
Planning Commissioner Clarence Gary
Dallas City Hall
1500 Marilla Street
Dallas, Texas 75201

RE: Old Oak Cliff Conservation League Recommendations Regarding the Davis Street Land Use Study

A committee was formed to come up with recommendations for the Old Oak Cliff Conservation League to make pertaining to the Davis Street Land Use Study.  These were approved by the Executive Committee and are as follows.
Advised by the committee:

Preservation Dallas Impact Study on Conservation Districts
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Presentation by Katherine Seale, Executive Director for Preservation Dallas - February 9, 2009 OOCCL Board Meeting

The Impact Study project was conceived by Preservation Dallas to help build and maintain support for Dallas’ preservation program, and to help neighborhoods decide the merits of the conservation district designation.  It was funded through an innovative partnership that included many local neighborhood associations and the Old Oak Cliff Conservation League.

The purpose of the project was to gather data to help answer the question, “does conservation district designation have any impact on property values?”.  Several years ago, Preservation Dallas with the support of the National Trust for Historic Preservation undertook to sponsor a study to determine this question.

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