Update on Vickery Towers

The old Vickery Towers building at Greenville and Belmont was torn down last year and many BACD residents have asked about the future of the site. The owner of the senior’s home had intended to develop a residential community on the site. The 8 acre piece of land was too expensive for another senior’s facility and traditional residential was the only viable option. After demolishing the old building, Columbia Pacific Advisors released plans for a modern apartment community with a condo tower in the center and a ring a townhomes at the perimeter. As of now, they have sold the property to Trammel Crow Residential (TCR). Columbia specializes in senior care and this would have been a deviation from their business model. So it really makes more sense for everyone, including the neighbors, to have a local company that specializes in residential develop the site.

Belmont Side View. Courtesy of Trammel Crow Residential

TCR has chosen to build virtually the same design that Columbia had submitted. However, they opted to re-design the exterior in a Craftsman-style which is more in keeping with our neighborhood than the modern design Colunbia had proposed. The Continue reading

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Fall Party 2016 – November 6th

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Mark your calendars now!  BACD Fall Party 2016 is Sunday, November 6th from 1:00p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the corner of Palo Pinto and Delmar (same location as last year).

This is an event that you do not want to miss. Come meet new neighbors and catch up with not-so-new ones. Enjoy the food, beverages and entertainment. Activities for kids as well.

This year we are bringing back some past Fall Party favorites such as the chili cook-off, the silent auction, and the wine cork pull.

Get involved!

If you plan to participate in the chili cook-off, please contact Teri Harper terilharper@gmail.com.

Our baking contest this year is the Cobbler Competition. Please contact Marla Pittman if you’d like to enter your favorite fruit based pastry dessert. mpittman@fflawoffice.com

Other ideas or input you have to add to this year’s event?  Please contact Sara Wick. sarawick2001@yahoo.com

Fall Party Fundraising Event

Fall Party is not only a heck of a good time in the neighborhood, it’s our annual fund raiser.  We raise money for a variety of projects, from beautification projects in our neighborhood to efforts to support our local schools.  So, when you come to Fall Party this year, bring your $$ and help us raise some dough!  To donate, you can drop your donation in one of the donation jars at the event, “vote with your dollars” in contests like the Chili Cook-off, participate in the Silent Auction or Wine Pull.

Silent Auction

Silent Auction 2016 will not disappoint. Local businesses and neighbors donate gift cards or items and a creative team groups them into irresistible baskets. Be prepared to outbid your neighbors on fabulous baskets with themes such as “Muchos Tacos”, “Date Night”, “The Morning After”, “Burger’s Galore”……

We need your help in collecting auction items to donate. If you have a service or product you want to donate or know a local business that will support the auction contact Melissa Kingston for more information at mkingston@fflawoffice.com. Your generosity in soliciting items as well as bidding on them is much appreciated.

Sponsors To Date
Councilman Philip Kingston
Darren Dattalo, REALTOR
Wayward Son
Standard Pour
Terilli’s
Times Ten Cellars
Truck Yard
Lakewood Orthodontics
Benny’s Bagels
Greenville Ave Pizza Co.
Lakewood Landing
Olivella’s Pizza
Granada Theater
Buzzbrews
Dream Café
Gold Rush Cafe
High Fives
My Family’s Pizza
Sevan’s G&G Café
SPIN! Pizza
Velvet Taco
Yucatan Taco Stand
Contemporary Theater of Dallas
Perot Museum
Texas Discovery Gardens
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The Wine Therapist
Dude Sweet Chocolate
Jimmy’s Italian Grocery
Sykes Printing
Tommy’s Terrific Car Wash
Ann McCann
Jack & Peggy Turlington
Rebecca Bailey
Rubials

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Biggest Porch Crawl Yet!

The annual BACD Porch Crawl was held on April 23rd. Last year, severe rains and a tornado warning midway through the party cut the event short. This year, we had perfect 75-degree weather and sunny skies. The result was the largest turn out to a neighborhood event yet. Based on sign-ins and donations, we estimate about 220 neighbors showed up for the event. This year we added BACD branded beer glasses to the event and sold out or them quickly. By design, we try to make this a break even event with donations at the door covering the cost of the event. And we managed to do that again this year. Thanks to all the Belmontonians that came out and donated! Thanks also to the 5 hosts and their volunteers that put on a great party at each of the 5 stops. And especially thanks to our sponsors who donated materials and cash in lieu for the event. Check out the list below and be sure to stop by their place of business and tell them thank you.

Next year, we’ll be trying things a little differently. One suggestion was that we start on Belmont and end on Llano just to change things up. Done! And next year, we’ll drop the theme and just let the streets do whatever they want. Here’s some pics from the event:

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PORCH CRAWL SPONSORS
Sykes Printing
Crisp Salads
Joyce & Gigi’s Kitchen
Times Ten Cellars
Chef’s Produce
Resident Adam Honhera (Belmontonian)
Perillos (Arabian)

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Porch Crawl Is This Weekend!

The final details are in and BACD is ready for a party!  The event is this Saturday, April 23, beginning at 6pm at the Llano Host home. From there we will move hourly to each additional home on the list below. Marathoners can join us at Llano and stay through to Belmont, and sprinters can hop in or out at any point along the way. We always have a large turn out for this event and you don’t want to miss this chance to meet your neighbors. To help meet your neighbors, we’re asking people to wear something in the color or your street (see below). This will help you spot others who live near by.

6pm to 7pm       5738 Llano              Blue
7pm to 8pm       5722 Velasco          Yellow
8pm to 9pm       5820 Palo Pinto     Green
9pm to 10pm     5947 Goliad            Red
10pm to 11pm    5929 Belmont       Black

All BACD residents and their friends are welcome at the event. We even welcome our alumni resident who’ve moved out of the CD.  While we don’t charge admission, we do sell wine and beer glasses to offset the cost of the event. Glasses are $10 each or 2 for $20 and we’ll throw in a BACD tote bag. Unfortunately, we cannot take credit cards at Porch Crawl. This is not a fundraiser, but we do rely on donations to cover the costs of beer and wine. Food and decorations are provided by donations from our sponsors and residents on the individual streets. Donations are still welcome at the following levels:

$25:Clydesdale
$50:Arabian
$75:Quarter horse
$100:Thoroughbred
Over $100:Belmontonian

Contact us at belmontaddition@yahoo.com if you would like to make an additional donation.

SPONSORS TO DATE
Sykes Printing
Crisp Salads
Joyce & Gigi’s Kitchen
Times Ten Cellars
Chef’s Produce
Resident Adam Honhera (Belmontonian)
Perillos (Arabian)

 

 

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Porch Crawl 2016

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PORCH CRAWL IS APRIL 23

This year, each street will host a different them based on the Olympic rings. It is an Olympic year after all. The rings represent continental regions and each street is creating a theme around a specific region.

Starting at the first house on Llano, we will continue with a stop at each house every hour. Last year, we had well over 100 people turnout throughout the night.  We hope to see you there!

A BIG THANKS to Lara Davis for chairing the committee.

WANT TO GET INVOLVED?

BACD needs your help! The success of BACD events are the result of community involvement. Help the host on your street throw a rockin’ stop, join us at the planning meetings, or sponsor the event through a monetary, food, drink, or supply donation.

The next planning meeting is April 3 at 6pm at 5908 Belmont.

Contact BACD at belmontaddition@yahoo.com for more info or to get in touch with your street captain.

SPONSORS TO DATE

Say thanks by throwing these guys some BACD love!

Sykes Printing
Crisp Salad
Joyce & Gigi’s Kitchen
Times Ten Cellars

 

 

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DISD Spring Social

Come learn more about our DISD schools that serve BACD.

DISD Spring Social April 26th!

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Coyotes Roaming the BACD

COYOTE ADVICE – Be Aggressive to the coyotes & Time Feed your outdoor pets
BACDCoyotesOver the last several weeks people all over the Belmont Addition have been seeing coyotes roaming the neighborhood. We believe they are living at a house in the 6200 block of Prospect, but are visiting us regularly. The City of Dallas does not deal with wildlife, so Animal Control will not respond to any calls about coyotes. Instead they refer us to 911WildLife.com.  You can also reach them at 214-368-5911. They can not help in trapping or relocating coyotes, but they have provided information that we can use and teach others. The big takeaways are as follows:
Be aggressive and scary, reclaim your/our territory. If you see a coyote, yell and make noise, use a loud whistle or alarm sound; throwing something at a coyote is the best method to scare them off, there’s something about making contact with an object that scares them away. Run or walk aggressively towards them. In general, be aggressive! They are no longer afraid of us because we often just watch them, take pictures, shoot video, get on our phones, but we don’t act aggressive towards them typically. Adults and children are fine, walking your dog on a leash is fine, they will not attack randomly, day or night and they’re very afraid of people. Humans are not at risk, animals over 10 lbs are typically not at risk. However, we must exude aggression when we see them to keep that balance.

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