Transwestern Scales Back Plans For Apartments at Preston and Northwest Highway, But Neighbors Still Feel It’s Too Large

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Word comes from the great neighborhood reporters at the Preston Hollow Advocate that Transwestern has decided to slim down the scale of its proposed apartment development at Preston Road and Northwest Highway from eight stories to six, shrinking the complex’s size from 296 to 225 units.

For neighbors and members of the Preston Hollow East Homeowners Association, that’s a good start. Still, neighbors feel the complex, planned for the northeast corner of the intersection just across the street from Ebby’s Little White House, will add an unbearable amount of traffic to an already congested area.

According to the story from the Advocate, the property’s current zoning allows for just 130 units. Right now there are 24 apartments and 12 condos on the site of the proposed development. So the re-zoning proposal would still add more than six times the existing units. That could mean a lot more traffic in the area, something to which neighbors are vigorously opposed.

“Traffic is the big concern,” PHEHA president Ashley Parks said in the Advocate story. The PHEHA petition has almost 1,050 signatures as of this morning (almost double the amount since our last report), and residents are planning a rally on Saturday at 2:22 p.m. at Preston Hollow Park.

So, do you think Transwestern’s revised re-zoning plan goes far enough to protect the neighborhood from excess traffic? Or are nearby residents blowing the whole thing out of proportion?


Joanna England

If Executive Editor Joanna England could house hunt forever, she absolutely would. Instead she covers the North Texas housing market and the economy for While she started out with the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, Joanna's work has appeared in The Dallas Morning News as well as several local media outlets. When she's not knitting or hooping, or enjoying White Rock Lake, she's behind the lens of her camera. She lives in East Dallas with her husband, son, and their furry and feathered menagerie.

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  1. […] The folks who live at the Preston Center Apartments, 8502 Preston Road at Northwest Highway, at the northeast intersection with the big Texas star, are a little concerned about where they will move if the Transwestern deal goes through. They are at the tip of the primo 3 acres where the developer plans to scrape and build new units, which are now proposed to be six stories graduating down to three with underground parking. […]

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