Pink Wall

PD-15: City Staff Overrules Plan Commission To Rewrite The Rewrite

By Jon Anderson / August 7, 2019 / 2 Comments

Will the city stop playing politics and do what’s right to help the Pink Wall’s PD-15 get the update it deserves?  Beginning in April 2018, city staff ran the Authorized Hearing process working with the Pink Wall’s PD-15 committee. The Authorized Hearing process, whereby the city oversees a community response to zoning changes, was kicked […]

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City Plan Commission Brings Surprisingly High Ending To Pink Wall’s Two-Year PD-15 Saga

By Jon Anderson / June 6, 2019 / 2 Comments

Tonight’s Dallas City Plan Commission meeting had a surprise ending for naysayers bent on limiting heights in PD-15. I have to give the neighbors credit for successfully coming together to put forward a plan to maximize green space in the area. Developers also upended the city’s recommended PD-15 changes with a bold plan to deliver […]

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Despite Expert’s Credentials, Neighbors Pan PD-15 Traffic Study

By Jon Anderson / June 4, 2019 / 2 Comments

At last night’s meeting regarding PD-15 at Preston Road and Northwest Highway, it appeared that those opposed to redevelopment of the area are also opposed to facts. When the author of a recent traffic study showed how the PD-15 traffic study was conducted and its conclusions, his reward was being peppered by non-believers in return. […]

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PD-15 Traffic Study Shows Little Impact From Proposed Development

By Jon Anderson / May 23, 2019 / 3 Comments

If traffic is the major argument against redevelopment in PD-15, a new study could render it moot. The traffic study, conducted by Pacheco Koch and funded by the Preston Place condos, was posted online Tuesday and makes for interesting reading. The map above shows the study area bounded by Preston Road, Northwest Highway, Walnut Hill, […]

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Potential Dallas City Plan Commission Outcomes For PD-15

By Jon Anderson / April 9, 2019 / 5 Comments

Development, specifically the Pink Wall’s PD-15 and Saint Michael and All Angels’ plans for Frederick Square, are the crux of the District 13 city council race between incumbent Jennifer Gates and former Dallas Mayor Laura Miller. Sure, there are other nitpicks that include the Preston Center garage swizzled in, but that’s just a sideshow. On […]

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Plan Commission Briefed on Proposed Staff Changes to PD-15

By Jon Anderson / March 8, 2019 / 1 Comment

[Editor’s note: Jon Anderson is a columnist for CandysDirt.com. His opinions are his own.] While Thursday’s meeting fell short of the usual fireworks PD-15 brings about, the City Plan Commission asked some great questions regarding city staff’s proposed changes to PD-15. In the lead-up to City Plan Commission’s public hearing on staff’s proposal for updating PD-15, […]

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