|ALL’S FAIR: Development manager Steve Stamos in front of the apartments Fairfield hopes to demolish; the replacement (below).
photography by Christina Barany
With that in mind, and after Fairfield held half a dozen neighborhood meetings where response was predominantly positive (more than 100 residents signed letters of support), they figured it would be a slam-dunk at the Dallas Plan Commission. It was. Against. After an October hearing where just three people spoke against Fairfield (only one was a neighborhood resident), the plan was dismissed with prejudice.
Fairfield is appealing to the City Council to overturn the commission’s decision. But if the council doesn’t rule in its favor, instead of the $130 million project Fairfield envisions, the vacant, run-down apartments will remain there for another two years. Which is just what Dallas needs more of.
|renderings courtesy of Lee & Associates, Inc|