Preston Center (sigh)

Northwest Highway and Preston Road Area Plan Passes Plan Commission

By Jon Anderson / January 6, 2017 / 1 Comment

Coming as no surprise, the final Preston Center Area Task Force plan passed Plan Commission Thursday. Even with all the political puffery and backslapping, approval took about 15 minutes. I say it comes as no surprise because there’s nothing surprising, insightful, or controversial about it. In fact, it could have been written two years ago […]

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Preston Center Task Force Meeting #4: Dazed by Confused Data

By Jon Anderson / February 17, 2016 / 0 Comments

UPDATE:  Both D Magazine’s Frontburner and Dallas Morning News’ City Hall Blog referenced this posting today.   The session on Feb. 16 was different from the recent Preston Center Task Force meetings. Nearly all the task force members were there … and about 50 residents showed up as well! Before I run through the high points, […]

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Where To Put Affordable (Low-Income) Housing in Dallas: a Different Perspective

By Jon Anderson / August 3, 2015 / 12 Comments

I read Candy’s post on low income housing…and I penned the following note.  In her openness to explore differing opinions, Candy suggested it would make a good counter-balance post. And she reminded me that the Dallas Morning News had an editorial Sunday about how southern Dallas housing is booming– Two of the city’s three hottest […]

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Jim Schutze of the Dallas Observer Wants Low Income Housing in Preston Center?

By Candy Evans / August 3, 2015 / 8 Comments

Low income housing: it’s a real problem. How do you find affordable housing for people who earn little or no income in a period of real estate value growth?  We love gentrification because it leads to higher home values and make us richer — homeowners, investors. As our property values go up, the city collects […]

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A Skybridge as Wide as the Faces on Mount Rushmore? Six Stories High?????

By Candy Evans / June 18, 2015 / 1 Comment

This is interesting. It is up in the elevators at Preston Towers. Do all three homeowner associations really oppose the skybridge (sky-bridge?) Because I own property in the area, and no one has asked my opinion!

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It Took Almost Two Hours to Debate the Proposed Sky-bridge for Preston Center at Dallas City Hall Wednesday

By Candy Evans / June 18, 2015 / 3 Comments

I have a Support Group I now attend every Wednesday around noon, thus I missed half the debate on the proposed sky-bridge that Crow Holdings wants to build in Preston Center in order to put a grocer in the second floor of the Preston Center Pavilion building. Thank God for that Support Group: I will […]

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