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thelakelander

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Preserving West Lewisville's Oneida Court
« on: June 19, 2024, 05:31:56 PM »
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Dating back to 1925, the Oneida Bungalow Court is the largest single-site collection of historic residential units from West Lewisville's (North Riverside's) early days. Now a small local developer intends to preserve and rehabilitation the missing middle housing site as a form of addressing the city's affordable housing crisis. Here is a look at Oneida Court.

Read More: https://www.thejaxsonmag.com/article/preserving-west-lewisvilles-oneida-court/
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Re: Preserving West Lewisville's Oneida Court
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2024, 07:37:54 PM »
Sounds like good news. When I'd drive by there, I was curious about those colorful homes.
Thanks for the article, and I wish the developer well.

PS - From a friend at FDOT, I've heard that they are going to build a new building on their Edison Street site. Don't know if that means the existing building will come down afterwards or not. Construction is a couple of years out.

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Re: Preserving West Lewisville's Oneida Court
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2024, 09:59:06 PM »
Lake, thanks for sharing.  Love the layout of the street with porches.  This would be neat to see in a modern day development.  Maybe people would actually get to know their neighbors and kids would play together outside after school like the old days.

Re:  FDOT, I also heard that rumor but that options might also include relocating outside the area and selling off this building.  Apparently, it has aged out in some minds.  Not sure a final decision has been made.

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Re: Preserving West Lewisville's Oneida Court
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2024, 10:49:18 PM »
That building is at least a mid-1960s vintage, so I imagine keeping the thing going is getting more and more expensive. 

I agree, as close together as modern developments place houses, having front porches would be beneficial.

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Re: Preserving West Lewisville's Oneida Court
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2024, 09:39:53 AM »
If FDOT does decide to sell, I'm sure there would be several interested parties. That's a large block of land that could accommodate a decent sized mixed use development with visual and direct access to I-10/95.
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Re: Preserving West Lewisville's Oneida Court
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2024, 02:50:56 PM »
Are the houses on Wade Dr. part of the project?

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Re: Preserving West Lewisville's Oneida Court
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2024, 08:01:02 PM »
Yes. The rehab pics are of 476 Wade.

That being said, I sure hope they plan on paving Wade Dr.
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Re: Preserving West Lewisville's Oneida Court
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2024, 10:50:48 PM »
Interesting project.  The last time I went through there a couple of years ago it was rough.

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Re: Preserving West Lewisville's Oneida Court
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2024, 08:43:24 AM »
Wade Drive is the bungalow court. The intent is to consolidate parking on an adjacent lot and "green" Wade Drive into a linear park-like setting.
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