Search Results: Preston Road and Northwest Highway Area Plan

Apartment or Nothing: How Saturday’s Election Will Influence the Future of Preston Center

By Candy Evans / May 2, 2019 / 3 Comments

Saturday is election day, and this one revolves around real estate centered in one Dallas city council district: District 13, where 17.6 percent of voters have cast early ballots. That’s the highest voting percentage in any city council district. There is the Behind the Pink Wall real estate quagmire, the condo owners and tenants who […]

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PD-15 Community Meeting: The Chaos That Didn’t Come To Town

By Jon Anderson / February 20, 2019 / 4 Comments

[Editor’s note: Jon Anderson is a columnist for CandysDirt.com who lives in District 13. His opinions are his own.] The community gathered last night to discuss PD-15, and honestly, I expected this to be a “bottle of rotgut and a bullet to bite on” kind of meeting. But it wasn’t. To be sure, when the public […]

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PD-15: Towers Meet And Fact-Free, Anti-Development Propaganda Reigns

By Jon Anderson / February 7, 2019 / 8 Comments

When I first heard about Preston Tower and Athena owners meeting to discuss PD-15, I nicknamed it a “witch burning” and it did not disappoint. Bill Kritzer, the main speaker from Preston Tower, accusingly called out Council Member Jennifer Gates’ name so many times that if she had a dollar for each utterance, she could […]

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Numberless Preston Center Area Plan Remains Worthless Waste of Time and Money

By Jon Anderson / July 18, 2018 / 0 Comments

A.G. Spanos has released a second, more thorough economic analysis of the feasibility of redeveloping Pink Wall parcels within the confines of the Preston Road and Northwest Highway Area Plan (PRNHAP). Spanos has a contingent contract to redevelop the Diplomat condos within PD-15 and has financed both viability studies. While Spanos has obvious motives, any […]

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Gates Kicks Off PD-15 Authorized Hearing to Tackle Pink Wall Development Issues

By Jon Anderson / April 27, 2018 / 5 Comments

If you’ve been following along in your prayer books, you know that over a year ago the Preston Place condos burned. You may also know about the failed attempt at negotiating an area redevelopment plan. I’ll even toss in bonus points if you’re aware of the Athena and Preston Tower working with former mayor Laura […]

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Toll Brothers’ Oak Lawn High-Rise Gets Unanimous Approval From City Plan Commission

By Jon Anderson / July 24, 2017 / 4 Comments

After a session going well past 5 p.m. last Thursday, the City Plan Commission finally heard the case for Toll Brothers’ desired residential high-rise at the corner of Welborn Street and Congress Avenue. In the end, there were fewer fireworks than most expected. Dallas Cothrum from Masterplan set out Toll Brothers’ case. In a nutshell, […]

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