City Council Approves Lower Greenville Plan

On Wednesday, the Dallas City Council unanimously approved the Lower Greenville Plan. The presidents of all surrounding neighborhood associations showed up in support, along with long-time property owners and business owners.

The new permit requirement for businesses open past midnight takes effect in 8 months (giving business owners enough time to obtain a permit). The city will be holding an informational meeting soon to explain the process.

Streetscape improvements from Bell to Alta will start in July and take about 10 months.

Solutions to the Lower Greenville problem have eluded us for years, and it is only the unprecedented unity of support that has allowed us to develop a real plan to transform this area.

Special thanks go to all the neighbothood association presidents and community leaders who have worked so hard on this for over a year – Stephen Melendi, Pat Carr, Diana Souza, John Scarborough, Michelle Love, Will Short, Selena Urhquart, Ted Thompson, Darren Dattalo, Erica Jones, and Bruce Richardson.

A sincere thank you also goes to major property owners Marc and Roger Andres of Andres Properties as well as Susan Reese, Larry Vineyard, and Jon Hetzel of Madison Partners. The Reeses and Andreses have owned property here for decades and their support has been instrumental to the success of this plan. City attorneys John Rogers and Melissa Miles, along with DPD Chiefs Golbeck and Genovesi and Lt. Martinez have also been critical to this effort. And last but certainly not least, District 14 Plan Commissioner Bill Peterson did an exceptional job gaining his colleague’s unanimous support.

It has been a pleasure working with you all to improve Lower Greenville, especially my fellow Councilmember and Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Pauline Medrano who shares my passion for the area.

I look forward to the months to come as we transform Lower Greenville together!