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Transcript of rediscovering DUNCANVILLE
taking a different look at our community
The key to first ring suburb sustainability-Promoting local entrepreneur/investor owned properties -Walkable, bikeable neighborhoods as an option to the car - Wide range of housing and job types-Programmed community events in our parks and public spaces-Neighborhood Identity
-Grid Street System-Jobs-Economical housing stock-Efficient location to the Metroplex -Churches are here
How suburbs are built...
How urban areas are built
A South Austin neighborhood
An Oak Cliff Neighborhood
Connect the City
create bike and walking paths that connect ourschools, parks,retail districts and churches.
Small repairs create connections.
highland village perspective 1
Lions Park Bridge
Lions Park Bridge
The housing stock in Duncanville has many types of
Urban Farmstead right off Main Street
Repairing the houses we have.
Turn closed floorplans
Into open floor plans
Open Floor Plan
Local Duplex ready for updating
Simple landscaping and paint
House in a hole near Lakeside Park
After elevation repairs
Home Restoration Ideas for Duncanville
Ex Auto Repair Shop
Turned Successful Restaurant
Lucia in the Bishop Arts
The Single Story Post Office
The Old Post Office now mixed use
The Old Bank Building
Will now become a
We need a bike-preneur
Imagine if this were a restaurant
Anchoring Main and Wheatland
Old K Mart box store turned Tortilla Factory
Repurposed as office and retail
Old Air Conditioning Shop turned Outreach Center
Post Office turned Call Center
And Everything Nice.../Annice Antiques
DISD-710 S. Cedar Ridge
Texas Theater before
Renovated Texas Theater
Anchor Businesses are Already Here
Cox Farms Market
Red Bird Lanes
Pioneer Frozen Foods
What do we do now?
Sign Toppers create community pride
Downtown District Merrill Meadows Flame West West Park Merribrook Park Doris Heights Fairmeadows South
Become bike friendly over time
Bike lanes empower kids to get to church or local businesses.
Walkable cities empower the elderly
Activate parks as event space
Community Sponsored Street Markets
Activate parking lots withCar Shows and Swap Meets
Why We Like Duncanville.
Unique opportunity to capitalize on existing infrastructure
Community influence over development instead of outsider dealings
Small incremental developments foster healthy growth with lower risk
Fast, efficient, and results oriented
Start small right where you are.
one houseone building
one street marketone event at your local park
one bicycle ride to your local store