Pink Wall

Fire Department Kills PD-15’s Diplomat Development Deal

By Jon Anderson / December 20, 2019 / 11 Comments

Yesterday I detailed how development plans for the Pink Wall’s PD-15 had been upended for two parcels months after the city council granted new development rights in a contentious battle. Today, we have more news to put under the tree: the Diplomat’s deal has also gone sour. Why? Fire lane width. Earlier this month, I […]

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PD-15 Update: Preston Place Back On Market While Provident Signs Royal Orleans

By Jon Anderson / December 19, 2019 / 5 Comments

It seems the years-long process for changing PD-15 didn’t end at City Hall, as expected. And the residents of Preston Place won’t have a buy-out check under the Christmas tree, at least not from Provident. Preston Place, which burned down to the parking lot garage,  is the main reason the whole painful PD process occurred. […]

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Preston Tower Sued For Absconding With Longtime Resident’s Grand Piano

By Jon Anderson / November 25, 2019 / 9 Comments

How do some condo buildings reward long-time, faithful owners? If you live at Preston Tower on Northwest Highway, and if you can believe the pleadings in a recently filed lawsuit, they reward you by confiscating the $150,000 concert grand piano you utilize to give music lessons — because of city code changes. Yikes. A lawsuit […]

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Our Prize Behind the Pink Wall Just Got More Affordable

By Candy Evans / November 8, 2019 / 0 Comments

Remember our “Preston Hollow Prize Behind The Pink Wall Hits Market For $599,900”? Well guess what? You can have it now, for less: $550,000! That’s a savings of more than $49K. Stop what you’re doing. We have the scoop on a George Dahl masterpiece in Preston Hollow! The Imperial House epitomizes Hollywood Regency design at […]

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Pink Wall Neighborhood Association Stacks Deck with CARDS

By Jon Anderson / November 5, 2019 / 2 Comments

Members of CARD (Citizens Advocating Responsible Development), the group that was against changes to PD-15, has taken over the Preston Hollow South Neighborhood Association. The stacked deck appears to be an attempt to gain leverage with a city government that’s moved on. At the end of the City Council vote on PD-15 redevelopment, University Park […]

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PD-15: Revisiting My Plans and Predictions in The Aftermath

By Jon Anderson / September 18, 2019 / 0 Comments

“And that’s my fear. A city that is more lenient than the neighborhood, resulting in even more being built. Many think of the towers as being an aberration in the neighborhood. They’re not — they’re a harbinger.” I wrote those words in December 2017 after having resigned from the first PD-15 task force. The quote […]

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