Introduction to Bryan Place

By August 26, 2011The Neighborhood

Bryan Place is a unique neighborhood nestled in the shadow of downtown Dallas. The neighborhood is known for its friendly atmosphere, overall design, convenient location, and a high level of community involvement.

Bryan Place is maintained by an active neighborhood association that works very hard to represent our residents in matters concerning zoning request, code compliance, and police safety issues. In addition to the issues at city hall, the association and volunteers work to ensure the neighborhood’s clean appearance, safety, and social activities are among one the best in the city of Dallas.

Located close to the heart of downtown Dallas, Bryan Place is perfect for the person with an active urban lifestyle. Within the Bryan Place community is a neighborhood pool and clubhouse, walking/running paths, and the Exall Park Recreation Center. Some of the attractions within walking distance to the neighborhood are the numerous museums of the Art’s District, Deep Ellum attractions & Dog Park, the West End, Tom Landry Fitness Center, and Baylor Medical Center.

History of Bryan Place

Bryan Place, named after Dallas’ founder, John Neely Bryan, began as a bold vision by developer Fox & Jacobs to create an intimate, neighborly community in the heart of Dallas’ inner city. Built in the early 1980’s, Bryan Place was the first of such in-town East Dallas neighborhoods in a half-century of mass suburbanization. Fox & Jacobs sought to recreate a neighborhood of East Dallas’ past, with little traffic, pedestrian friendly streets and elegant homes within an un-walled community. Even at its conception, the builder was confident there would be lots of revitalization taking place around the neighborhood.

A Modern and Thriving Neighborhood

Since its opening, Bryan Place has thrived in the shadows of the Dallas skyline. If you talk to any of its residents, it is clear that this is a special community. Diverse in every sense, Bryan Place is welcoming, friendly and a real model for what in-town living should be. Fox & Jacobs was right about revitalization taking place in its surroundings. There is a flurry of current and future development in the area to include: the resurfacing of Live Oak Street, revitalization of Ross Avenue through thoughtful review of its Plan for Development, Townhome and Single Family Home developments springing up on every corner, as well as two popular grocery stores planning to develop in the area. Without a doubt, Bryan Place is proud of its urban pioneering past, happy with its present status and excited about its future.

Bryan Place Neighborhood Association

The purpose of the Bryan Place Neighborhood Association (BPNA) is to promote the safety, beauty and neighborliness of the Bryan Place area. BPNA consists of 11 Board of Directors nominated by the community to represent their neighbors and uphold the strong sense of community here at Bryan Place. Please refer to our BPNA Board of Directors Contact List page if you wish to contact BPNA with any neighborhood related issues or comments.

Published on August 26, 2011

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