Slowdown in Construction Spells Trouble for Dallas' Preservation Office

As construction has slowed in Dallas, its office of Preservation and Planning has seen a large deficit in funding from fees. Half of its positions could be on the chopping block. Preservationists worry, while officials say they have bigger concerns.

"'It's a big hit. We're very concerned about this,' said Katherine Seale, director of Preservation Dallas. 'There are about 15,000 properties in historic areas, and all that will be overseen by a much smaller staff.'

Officials of her organization are concerned that the process of creating conservation districts will be slowed if not halted, and that state and federal funds could be endangered – among other issues."

Thanks to Alek Miller

Full Story: Preservationists worry about cuts in city office


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