Preston Center

Residents Attend Final Preston Center Parking Garage Meeting

By Jon Anderson / August 9, 2019 / 2 Comments

Thursday night marked the final public meeting of Dallas City Council member Jennifer Gates’ task force studying the revitalization of the Preston Center parking garage. The picture above, snatched from the year 2055, tells the story. The current garage will be celebrating its 100th birthday marked by a vintage car show – fun for the whole […]

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Preston Center Parking Garage: City And Landowners at Opposite Ends of Right

By Jon Anderson / February 1, 2019 / 6 Comments

Last night. Council Member Jennifer Gates held the second public meeting about what to do with the dilapidated Preston Center parking garage. Since the first meeting back in September, consultants from Houston-based Walker Consultants have been busy scoping out concepts based on the Preston Road Area Plan (a bright spot in a dismal plan).  The […]

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St. Michael’s Reboots Redevelopment Plans for Preston Center Plots

By Jon Anderson / September 19, 2018 / 1 Comment

Back in 2016, I took St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church to task on a bunch of things. The biggest being that while their representative was sitting silent on the Preston Center Task Force they were secretly negotiating with developers to plonk a 250,000 square foot office building on Douglas Avenue. After that scathing […]

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Preston Center West Garage Happenings: The Landowner Less Traveled

By Jon Anderson / September 7, 2018 / 1 Comment

Last night, Council Member Jennifer Gates kicked off the first public meeting to discuss the possibilities for redeveloping the crumbling central garage at the Preston Center West shopping center. The meeting was an informative update and change for area residents to see and hear about the research being conducted to fix the blight. My most […]

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My Services Offered: Preston Center Parking Garage Research Study

By Jon Anderson / April 12, 2017 / 3 Comments

Dear Chosen Consultant, I saw that NCTCOG (North Central Texas Council of Governments) issued an RFP (Request for Proposal) for a combined $400,000 study on the viability of parking structures in four areas of the Metroplex. Northwest Highway at Preston Road (Preston Center West) IH 635 East of Galleria (Dallas Midtown) Dallas Medical District (Southwest […]

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Preston Center Task Force Shows How to Waste Two Years and $300,000: Part 2

By Jon Anderson / November 17, 2016 / 2 Comments

In Part One, you learned about the final plan to be delivered to the city by the Preston Center Task Force.  It’s been two years in the making and cost $300,000 to produce a plan with little substance and holes a developer could drive a truck through. Here in part two, we’ll finish out by […]

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