In late 2011, Wood Partners received a 2- 8 vote from the Dallas Landmark Commission, rejecting their proposed Alta West Davis multi-family project. Roughly 15 percent of the property was in the Winnetka Heights Historical District.
After Masterplan was hired to help with the approval process, the firm was able to reach a compromise with the neighbors and city officials, regarding compatibility with the historical district. The result was a unanimous vote by the Landmark Commission to approve Alta West Davis.
Negotiations were handled by Masterplan consultant Mark Housewright, who represented the area as both a Plan Commissioner and City council member.
Alta Wes Davis is now largely built with leasing running well ahead of projections.
It is Oak Cliff’s first market rate apartment complex in more than 20 years, according to Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce President Bob Simson.
Mark Housewright, Masterplan