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Commercial Real Estate

More Apartments Are Headed to Bishop Arts

Five stories of apartments, 20 townhomes, and ground-floor retail, to be more precise.

North Oak Cliff is about to get even more residents. GroundFloor Development has snapped up 2.67 acres on West Davis Street near North Oak Cliff Boulevard just outside the Bishop Arts District.

According to a bare-bones press release, the site’s current zoning would allow for 20 town homes, and a five-story apartment project with ground-floor retail. There’s no word yet on exact development plans or timeline, but we’ll keep checking.

The tract is one of the largest vacant lots remaining on Davis, according to real estate firm Transwestern. Transwestern’s Steve Williamson and Ben Coffee brokered the deal on behalf of both the buyer and seller. Additional terms were not disclosed.

Brandon Bolin founded GroundFloor in 2009. The developer has offices in Dallas and Austin.


  • RompingWillyBilly

    The infrastructure making the pretty neighborhood of Oak Cliff special has been in place for over fifty years. This urban area made up of Lake Cliff, the Bishop Arts District, and Jefferson Boulevard originated mostly because of how a flooding Trinity River would cut off the neighborhood from downtown for long periods. As a result, it had to develop its own commercial area.
    Not to give my age away too much, let me just say that my Uncle was a hippie during the sixties and bought a mansion in the area. Visiting him, our family was impressed with how he had furnished the house with a single log placed in the middle of its living room and a dog out in its backyard that he had named “Fish.”
    It really tires me the way those in Dallas thinking that they know Dallas do it harm by marketing the city as typical chop liver.
    Understand that the city of Houston can’t match this. Though Houston does have lots of tall buildings in its downtown area, it has never had the surrounding infrastructure of a central area like Dallas has today. Its downtown area still floods for cripes sake!
    Indeed, even back in the fifties, while driving in the neighborhood of Oak Cliff along Zang Blvd., figure one didn’t exit the central Dallas area until they got to Wynnwood.
    Go to a library sometime and read in the old encyclopedias about how the city of Dallas use to be. It has always been a very dynamic place. This is nothing new.
    While Houston today likes to compare its downtown area to the one in Dallas, it doesn’t have a central area that compares. The two cities aren’t in the same league in that regards.