Plan commissioner sides with neighbors on Skillman-Oram rezoning

Lakewood Advocate

In April, Stonelake Capital Partners filed the request to rezone an 0.8-acre plot from a neighborhood services district to a commercial retail district.

The request to rezone the property on the northeast corner of Skillman and Oram recently was "denied with prejudice," ending the surrounding neighbors' concerns and months of speculation of what Stonelake might do with the building.

Stonelake Capital Partners requested, because of neighborhood opposition to their zoning change application, they be allowed to withdraw their application altogether, says City Plan Commissioner Paul Ridley.

However, the City Plan Commission would not allow Stonelake Capital Partners to withdraw their application because it was too close to the public hearing date and had already been advertised, Ridley says.

BD Note - When this zoning case first came up a few month's ago, the big rumor on the street was this was going to be developed into a Chili's restaurant. Calls to Chili's about this property were never returned.

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By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Dallas City Hall