Conservation District Guidelines


The Kessler Park Conservation District was established by the unanimous approval of the Dallas City Planning Commission on April 14, 2005, followed by the formal adoption of the ordinance by the Dallas City Council on May 25, 2005. The purpose of Conservation Districts is to protect and preserve the architectural integrity, charm and character of older neighborhoods. This process took 31/2 years to complete, thanks to the tireless efforts of volunteers and the approval of residents by written ballot. 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 intrinsic characteristics, specific rules and preservation goals. One goal of all 3 sub-areas is to encourage compatible renovations and additions, and to discourage the demolition of structurally sound original homes. Beyond that, the regulations for each sub-area are specific to the features of the area.

Sub-Area 1: Kessler Park Additions

The 2 Kessler Park Additions platted in 1924, showcase large revival style homes built mostly in the 1920’s and 30’s on irregular lots that follow the hilly terrain.

Sub-Area 2: Kessler Square and Kessler Highlands

Kessler Square and Kessler Highlands platted in 1923, are smaller regular lots with charming revival-style cottages built mostly in the 1920’s and 30’s.

Sub-Area 3: Sam Dealey, Kessler Woods and Timbergrove

Sam Dealey Estates, Kessler Woods & Timbergrove are post-WWII developments with many notable ranch and modern homes on larger lots.

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