In Oak Cliff Neighborhood, the Complex Negotiations Behind New Adamson High
|The Concord Apartments in Oak Cliff, yet another piece of property scheduled for demolition to make room for Adamson|
More than a few Friends of Unfair Park have asked in recent weeks: Why don't we speak with the property owners and residents around Adamson to find out what the district's doing to acquire their homes and places of business? The phrases "lowballed" and "eminent domain" have come up more than once. I've had every intention of poking around, but truth is, we're shorthanded here at present, and getting away from Unfair Park and its paper version isn't always easy. Thankfully, Josh Hixson took the time to visit with area residents, apartment complex owners and the operator of an adult day-care center for Oak Cliff People. Some will lose their long-time homes; others, their jobs. Then there's Concord Apartments manager Maria Monarrez, who tells Josh, "I heard from the owners, no matter what, even if he doesn't want to sell, [DISD] is going to make them." He's posted his piece in full on FrontBurner.