Comparing Transwestern’s Old Rendering to The Latest

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This was the proposed development Behind the Pink Wall at 220 residential units.

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And this is the newest proposal and compromise — 165 units. Preston Tower and The Athena (where Steve Wolens and Laura Miller own a unit) look taller in comparison. Do you think this will make the homeowners who live near the Pink Wall happy? Again, Transwestern has agreed to keep the northern part of the development at three stories, the current zoning. In the second rendering, that would be the building to the left. The southern segment would be a four story tall complex that would require a zoning change, and Transwestern also wants to include in the zoning that the minimum apartment complex size is 1000 square feet.

As for the devoted traffic lane, if you look to the far right on the lower rendering, Transwestern would give TXDOT enough land to create a dedicated left hand turn lane from Preston onto Northwest Highway. That would help resident coming off of Averill Way and turning south. Residents turning north would have to be very, very cautious during peak traffic times. Remember, there will be more residents living there than there are currently, in a total of 36 units, but only 20 more units (so like 40 people more) than under current zoning.




Candy Evans

A real estate muckraker, Candy Evans is one of the nation’s leading real estate reporters. She is also the North Texas real estate editor for, CultureMap Dallas, Modern Luxury Dallas, & the Katy Trail Weekly. Candy has written for Joel Kotkin’s The New Geography, Inman Real Estate News, plus a host of national sites. Constantly breaking celebrity real estate news, she scooped former president George W. Bush's Dallas home in 2008. She is the founder and publisher of her signature, and, devoted to the vacation home market. Her verticals have won many awards, including Best Blog by the venerable National Association of Real Estate Editors, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious journalism associations. Candy holds an active Texas real estate license but does not sell. She is on the Board of Directors of Braemar Hotels & Resorts (BHR).

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  1. Watching this says

    That is a small compromise. It seems this is going forward no matter what. This is not a Democracy when it comes to Developers in Dallas, that is for sure. I assume this is the view from Preston, looking to the East? I think I dread the construction period leading up to this. Maybe if there is good retail and some cool restaurants, it will make Preston Center West finally get their act together and bring it up to date and add more parking? I never understand how that two-story lot can be SO full during the day.

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