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Dallas City Council Ends 30-Month PD-15 Saga With 240-Foot Height

By Jon Anderson / September 12, 2019 / 15 Comments

Dallas City Council unanimously passed city staff’s plan for PD-15, which compromised on height, topping out at 240 feet. Some small changes were made to the plan. The general wisdom is that any city council vote requiring a supermajority due to opposition will be a nail-biter. And while certainly many a nail was chewed to […]

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PD-15: Neighborhood Group Traps Lightning in a Bottle to Open Tulane Blvd. to Northwest Highway

By Jon Anderson / September 9, 2019 / 2 Comments

Back in June when the results of the PD-15 traffic study were presented, Winstead attorney Tommy Mann noted that if the neighborhood wanted Tulane Blvd. opened to Northwest Highway, they needed to seize “lightning in a bottle.” Mann represents Preston Place owners, which paid for the traffic study. What Mann was saying was that with […]

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PD-15 Press Conference Brings Brett Shipp Behind the Pink Wall

By Jon Anderson / September 4, 2019 / 1 Comment

Armed with scant facts and heavy hyperbole, hired hand Brett Shipp held a “press conference” next to Preston Tower Wednesday morning to bemoan the PD-15 zoning case that will finally land in the hands of the Dallas City Council (for better or worse) on September 11. Around 50 to 60 people attended. As Robert Wilonsky […]

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Preston Center Activist Group Hires Brett Shipp, Plans News Conference to Protest Upzoning of PD-15

By Candy Evans / September 3, 2019 / 1 Comment
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Pink Wall “activists” hire Brett Shipp to fight PD-15 development Behind the Pink Wall…

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Barbara Dewberry: PD-15 Needs Less Density, More Green Space, But No Public Parks

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / August 14, 2019 / 12 Comments

By Barbara Dewberry Guest Contributor   Last week in a CandysDirt.com column, Jon Anderson stated in reference to the Jennifer Gates called community meeting on August 7th that I said that, “the neighborhood doesn’t want green space.”   In fact, I said “We don’t want a public park,” and many people heard this.  The four acres that are […]

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PD-15 Meeting Produced Packed House, But Same Gripes

By Jon Anderson / August 8, 2019 / 0 Comments

At Wednesday’s Dallas City Council hearing, the same arguments surrounding the planned development district behind the Pink Wall were shouted, but nothing changed. If I could sum up the bizarre and illogical nature of the PD-15 opposition to development, it would be when the Athena’s Barbara Dewberry stood up and (again) shouted that the neighborhood […]

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