You wanted a library or a dog park. What will happen to the land at Preston and Nuestra? Can you say public auction?

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What’s going to happen to the vacant lot at Preston and Nuestra? Will it house a library or a dog park? Can you say public auction? Neighbors have spoken. The Melshire Estates Homeowners Association representative reports: “Staff will next seek City Council authorization on April 10, 2019. Council will vote to reject the high bid received from the January 31, 2019, public auction, and authorize the property to be re-advertised for sale by public auction (with an undisclosed reserve amount) and closing contingency.

The closing contingency, at the high bidder’s election, will allow for the high bidder/developer to work with the community in efforts of submitting a zoning change application on the property.

The next public auction is tentatively scheduled for May 2019. If you have any questions, you may reach Ashley Eubanks, assistant director in the Real Estate department, at ashley.eubanks@dallascityhall.com or 214-948-4112.

As mandated by law, all proceeds from the sale must be used for the Preston Royal Branch Library. After the sale is completed, the Library department will work with the Bond Office to go out for public bid to hire an architect to design the renovation. Once an architect is hired, multiple public meetings will be held to get input and ideas from the community.

For more information, please contact Jo Giudice, director of Dallas Public Library, at maryjo.Giudice@dallascityhall.com or 214-670-7803.

This information was sent by email from Jennifer S Gates
Councilmember  District 13 City of Dallas
1500 Marilla St 5FS  Dallas, TX 75201   O: (214) 670-3816

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