The final community meeting to discuss plans to rebuild Dreyfuss Club is scheduled for Aug. 2.
At the meeting, architects from the AIA Emerging Leaders Program will present initial sketch designs for the new building. The design is based on feedback from the public and the Dallas Park and Recreation Department.
The White Rock Lake Conservancy has been discussing this project with the park department for years.
A public meeting was held in May to share an overview of the project and begin collecting feedback from the community. Attendees were able to identify which amenities they would want to see at the Dreyfuss Club site, amenities such as areas for picnics, bike parking, lounging, grilling and more.
After that, an online survey was created to reach a broader audience.
At the May meeting, District 9 Park Board member Maria Hasbany said the White Rock Lake Conservancy offered to help with funding for the rebuild. She also mentioned the park department’s fund-matching program.
Planners have said the rebuild won’t increase the amount of paved surfaces at the site, and if constructed, the building will have the same capacity as the original building, around 150.
Dreyfuss Club, named for Dallas businessman Sol Dreyfuss, was built in 1936 for employees of the Dreyfuss & Son clothing store.
The final community meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Aug. 2 at Winfrey Point at White Rock Lake.