Petition in Opposition of Teen/Life Challenge of Dallas, Inc., Zoning Case No. Z067-191 sign now

For 83 years Camp Whispering Cedars has given thousands of girls the chance to experience the wonder and freedom of nature close to home in southern Dallas County. Over the last 10 years alone, more than 67,000 girls have enjoyed Girl Scout outdoor education at Camp Whispering Cedars.

Camp El Har, a 52-acre site bordering Camp Whispering Cedars, is currently under contract for sale to Teen/Life Challenge of Dallas, Inc., pending approval of a zoning change request by the City of Dallas Planning Commission. The request is to amend the planned development ordinance to add a use of Group Residential Facility as an allowed use by right.

Their plan is to provide a residential facility for 100 men who suffer from life-controlling issues such as substance abuse or other addictions. While we acknowledge that the mission of this organization is a worthy one, in todays climate, even the perception of a safety issue could harm our council.

We are opposed to the proposed zoning change to Camp El Har.

To allow this zoning change would mean allowing a residential facility for men ages 25-40 with a history of drug abuse to reside right next to a year-round camp for girls ages 5 to 7.

We view this as a direct threat to the safety and security of our girls and the financial well-being of our council. The decision to allow this zoning change will impede the important mission of our council to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

Therefore, we, the undersigned, are strongly in opposition of Teen/Life Challege of Dallas, Inc.'s proposed zoning request to amend Planned Development District 743 to add a use of Group Residential Facility on the Camp El Har site located at 5218 Kiwanis.

We respectfully request that you vote against the proposed zoning request.

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  • 06 January 2016450. Lindsey M
    I support this petition
  • 25 December 2015449. Laura P
    This plan would likely destroy the value of a beautiful camping facility for girls. Zip Codes, please 75024
  • 12 December 2015448. Dara Aa
    Please don't put all of these girls who visit Whispering Cedar Camp at risk. Zip Codes, please 75025
  • 07 December 2015447. Joanne S
    As a Girl Scout Leader, I am very disturbed to hear that this is even being considered. As a parent of a daughter who attends Gril Scout Camps, I am outraged!
  • 05 December 2015446. Jana M
    I can't believe that the City of Dallas would even CONSIDER a housing project such as this one in an area so close to a camp for young girls. Zip Codes, please 75205
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  • 22 September 2015438. Melissa D
    Please rethink this. Our children need safe places to be able to go to, and have fun. They can't just go outside to play anymore!!! Zip Codes, please 85257
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    This is very good for young ladies Zip Codes, please 75137
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  • 14 June 2015424. Carleen H
    This should have never even been considered due to the fact that is next to a GS camp for young girls Zip Codes, please 14865

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Leanna HaneyBy:
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Dallas City Council and City Plan Commission

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