Local news for the Bryan Place neighborhood, just north of downtown Dallas. BPNA focuses on activities and events at the neighborhood level, and on larger events with direct impact on the community.

February 16th, Zoning Meeting at City Hall

March 6, 2017

By Amir Safvat, Zoning Chairperson

Zoning and Dallas City Hall

The Zoning Ordinance Advisory Committee held a meeting on Thursday, February 16th and I was able to attend. There was some confusion on the purpose of the meeting, so I thought to share some details to provide better context and history of this case to everyone. Late in October 2015, the City Council Housing Committee was briefed on the issue of Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs). The Housing Committee directed the staff to conduct a meeting to gather input from DallasRead more

March 2017 Yard of the Month

March 1, 2017

By Carol Guthrie

Yard of the Month

Wow! Winter passed through mildly, now spring has sprung in Dallas. March’s Bryan Place Neighborhood Association Yard of the Month gave us a little preview of spring. Heather Bradford’s yard, at 3220 Lakenheath, had a lovely cluster of bright yellow daffodils. Daffodils break up the winter doldrums and are messengers that the blossoms and colors of spring are coming.

2017 Board of Directors/Committee Selection

February 9, 2017


BPSPA needs volunteers to join the Board of Directors for the 2017-2018 season. A successful pool season can only be maintained by the incredible volunteers for each position. It is a team effort, whereby you meet new people and ensure quality and growth of the pool surroundings. In addition, a year of free membership is offered after completion of an elected season. Election will be held at the annual general meeting in March 2017. The following positions need to beRead more

The Lakewood Theater is now an Official historic Landmark

January 7, 2017

Lakewood Theater

Dallas City Council voted 15-0 Wednesday to designate the 78-year-old Lakewood Theater an official City of Dallas landmark. The process started in early 2016 without the owner’s consent. But, finally, it is done—and with the blessings of the Lakewood’s owners, Craig Kinney and Bill Willingham. Preservationists and neighborhood residents first became concerned about the theater’s fate in November 2014. Preservationists feared that the Perry Nichols’ murals would be removed and didn’t trust that the tower would survive the intended makeover.Read more

A Glance Back at 2016

January 7, 2017

By Amir Safvat, Zoning Chairperson


We have lived within few miles from the heart of Dallas since moving to Bryan Place late October 2014. Remarkably, North Texas’ home market ran up the score last October, with big gains in prices and sales. Median home sales prices last month were 12 percent higher compare to sales in October 2015. Many people have been relocating to Texas to fill the new jobs and continue to strengthen housing demand in the area to new levels and keeping propertyRead more