Pink Wall

Fifth PD-15 Meeting More Wheel-Spinner Than Page-Turner

By Jon Anderson / October 11, 2017 / 0 Comments

At the last PD-15 meeting, Preston Tower and Athena high-rises asked to meet to come up with a plan they thought they could “sell” to their residents. This was a direct reaction to the massing study shown at that meeting which pictured a development the towers felt would not be supported. I called that first […]

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Frustrating and Necessary, PD-15 Meets Again to Discuss Increasing Density

By Jon Anderson / September 28, 2017 / 0 Comments

What makes PD-15’s gyrations different from many other upzoning cases is that there is no blueprint to follow.  The Toll Brothers building in Oak Lawn largely fits within its MF-3 zoning. Sure, some complain whether MF-3 is appropriate for the area, but it’s there. Other projects have MF-2 and want to move beyond those controls. […]

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Pink Wall PD-15: Meeting 3 Moves the Ball Further Down the Path

By Jon Anderson / August 31, 2017 / 2 Comments

For those just joining our story, the Pink Wall is pocket of multi-family condominiums bordering the mansions and McMansions of Preston Hollow located at the northeast corner of Northwest Highway and Preston Road.  Within the area is Planned Development District 15 (PD-15) that includes the buildings above and fronts Northwest Highway between the Preston Tower […]

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Pink Wall PD-15 Meets Again: More Density OK, Now The Work Begins

By Jon Anderson / August 16, 2017 / 0 Comments

Last night marked the second meeting of the Pink Wall PD-15 task force gathered together to address increased density in the area. As a reminder, the Pink Wall is essentially the northeast corner of Preston and Northwest Hwy.  PD-15 is roughly the space between the Preston Tower and Athena residential high-rises. If you missed last […]

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Council Member Jennifer Gates Holds Meeting on Pink Wall Development

By Jon Anderson / July 13, 2017 / 1 Comment

I’ve written tons on the Pink Wall and its Planned Development District (PD) 15. I’ve spent many an hour trying to understand the loosey-goosey definitions found in the decades-old paperwork, even talking to a city attorney. It’s nice to finally have some official clarity … which was different from what I’d been told and I […]

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Preston Place Offers Potential Solution to Area Flooding and Local Irrigation

By Jon Anderson / June 28, 2017 / 0 Comments

Last week I got to thinking about flooding in southern Preston Hollow, particularly behind the Pink Wall and Northwest Highway … and it struck me.  There was a solution to area flooding staring us in the face since March.  Preston Place condominiums lot. You see, currently we all know existing drainage can’t handle large, fast […]

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