Dallas, Texas – Akwete Tyehimba, owner of the Pan African Connection Bookstore and Art Gallery, has a long history with the Oak Cliff community.
“It is a project that I believe will be unique to Dallas, stated the proprietor of Pan African Connection. “I’ve never seen anything like it before.”
Plans for a 63-acre mixed-use and affordable housing complex thrill her. As a member of the board of advisors, she ensures that resident feedback is considered.
“Tyehimba stated, “with the cultural goals and aesthetics of the African-American community.” It will not be exclusive, but it will be constructed with our culture, our needs, and our children’s future in mind.”
Joe Estelle, managing partner of Oak Cliff Community Investment Fund, stated, “We are creating 300 residences, a cultural center, green space, a boutique hotel, and a business retail commercial strip or hub.”
Oak Cliff Community Investment Fund is the organization behind the The Parks at Oak Cliff initiative. It will be located approximately north of I-20 off Simpson Stuart Road in southern Dallas.
Subsidies and down payment assistance schemes, according to him, will keep the housing affordable.
He stated that this will assist to strengthen the community.
“Estelle stated, “We aim to develop long-term prosperity within the marginalized community.” “Therefore, we are consistent in our efforts to create opportunities for home ownership.”
Estelle states that community input encompasses other area features.
“We have access to green area for outdoor activities,” Estelle explained. “Our place is walkable. In addition, we desired to establish a health clinic or healthcare institution in this area.”
The first residential phase could break ground in the spring of 2023.
“I believe it will set Dallas apart, not only the community,” Tyehimba added. “However, it will demonstrate to others that we can manage our own destinies.”
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