Battle Over Disney Streets Appears to Be Over
All these many years later, the brawl appears to have come to an end: On Thursday, Cinderella and Snow White and the rest of the Disneylanders will show up at the City Plan Commission's meeting, where city staff will recommend terminating a hearing on the subject and nixing the Conservation District Conceptual Plan (scroll down -- it's the final item). Even though the city considers the neighborhood "culturally and architecturally significant" -- in large part because the proposed CD is an "excellent example of the development that reflected the prosperity of Dallas in the post-war years" -- no one can agree on anything except that they disagree on everything. So that's that:
At the last meeting of the Disney Streets Conservation District Steering Committee on October 9, 2010, the majority recommendation of the committee was to terminate the authorized hearing process to consider a conservation district on the subject area.
While staff determined the proposed district was eligible for consideration of a conservation district, the survey results indicate that there is no broad support for even minimum standards in the neighborhood. In addition, while basic form and dimensional requirements were being considered, there was no proposal that would specifically require compliance and conservation of the California contemporary or ranch home architecture that dominates the neighborhood and helped determine the eligibility of the area for consideration of a conservation district. For these reasons staff is recommending the termination of consideration of a conservation district and denial of this conceptual plan.