On May 25, 2005, the Kessler Park Conservation District was established by the unanimous approval of the Dallas City Council. The purpose of Conservation Districts is to protect and preserve the integrity and charm of older neighborhoods with special character. This was the culmination of 3 1/2 years of work by many volunteers to get a petition signed by homeowners, complete our application to the city, survey neighbors to determine their priorities, and attend countless meetings to describe the special attributes of the KNU area, define the goals of establishing a Conservation District and hash out the details of an ordinance to accomplish those goals and objectives.
The district includes the entire Kessler Neighbors United neighborhood, with the exception of Kessler Lake and Kessler Court. Our District is divided into 3 sub-areas, each with distinct characteristics, goals and rules. One goal of all 3 sub-areas was to encourage compatible renovations and additions and to discourage the demolition of sound, original homes. Beyond that, the regulations for each sub-area are specific to the character and attributes of the area.
The 2 Kessler Park Additions, platted in 1924. Large revival style homes on irregular lots that follow the hilly terrain, built mostly in the 1920’s and 30’s.
Kessler Square and Kessler Highlands platted in 1923. Charming revival-style cottages on smaller, regular lots, built mostly in the 1920’s and 30’s.
Sam Dealey Estates, Kessler Woods & Timbergrove. These are post-WWII developments with many distinctive ranch and modern homes on larger lots.
City of Dallas Conservation District Contact:
Margaret Fiskell , Planner