Judy Smith Hearst, who was instrumental in creating the State Thomas Historic District, hosted a meet and greet in her lovely Victorian home for me this evening.
Neighbors from all over the Uptown area visited with us and enjoyed the great food (especially the silk pie!).
We talked about the exciting new additions to the Arts District, the decking of Woodall Rodgers, and the importance of working with quality developers to complement existing neighborhoods.
Thanks to Judy, her sister Nancy, and all of the guests who attended this great event.
I attended this small meeting of State Thomas neighbors and a local developer to discuss the developer’s proposed zoning change to allow for a larger and more dense residential development in an area adjacent to the State Thomas Historic District. State Thomas is a small historic district in Uptown, home to some of Dallas’ oldest Victorian houses. Residents were concerned that the development violated the zoning protections established when the historic district was created, which provide a transition area around the district.
Dr. Stephen Becker opened his beautiful Victorian home in the State Thomas area to us for our first campaign reception, and residents from across the district joined us to kick off our campaign. Guests were treated to good company and a great view of downtown from Stephen’s rooftop garden. A great beginning!