New Bottom District Housing Development Underway

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Plans for new homes are underway in a historic community known as the Tenth Street Bottoms. The once-neglected neighborhood in the shadows of the downtown Dallas skyline is undergoing a significant change. 

The Bottom, as the area is famously called, is experiencing a surge of interest and attention with new developments ongoing in the area for the first time in a long time. State Sen. Royce West told a crowd gathered around a lot on the 500 block of N. Denley Drive that “It’s taken a while to get here, but it appears as though we are finally here.”  

Many of the 500 lots that make up the Bottom and its streets have signs that read “available” or “sold.” Carolyn King Arnold, Councilwoman for City of Dallas District 4, said that the signs meant that “we are now building a whole community.” 

Together with other community leaders, Arnold said that the new development is a very significant one for the community. Texas Heavenly Homes and many other minority contractors are already building some dwellings in the neighborhood, with more builders waiting to begin new home constructions in the area. 

“The biggest hope is that we will build the homes,” Arnold said. “Definitely know that they will be affordable. We want to attract individuals to this community who care and want to be a part of it.” 

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