A.G. Spanos

PD-15: A.G. Spanos And Provident Show Vastly Different Proposals

By Jon Anderson / August 16, 2018 / 2 Comments

The highlight of last night’s PD-15 meeting was seeing the developer proposals for both the Diplomat and Preston Place by A.G. Spanos and Provident Realty, respectively. No slam on city planners, but somehow platting, drainage, and residential proximity slopes don’t hold the same ooo-ah as drawings. To give a few spoilers, A.G. Spanos’ plans for […]

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Numberless Preston Center Area Plan Remains Worthless Waste of Time and Money

By Jon Anderson / July 18, 2018 / 0 Comments

A.G. Spanos has released a second, more thorough economic analysis of the feasibility of redeveloping Pink Wall parcels within the confines of the Preston Road and Northwest Highway Area Plan (PRNHAP). Spanos has a contingent contract to redevelop the Diplomat condos within PD-15 and has financed both viability studies. While Spanos has obvious motives, any […]

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New Report Exposes Preston Center Plan As Financially Bogus

By Jon Anderson / February 13, 2018 / 3 Comments

Good news. You don’t have to go to Idaho to fish in Bogus Creek.  Last October, I wrote about how the NHPRAP (Northwest Highway and Preston Road Area Plan), not even a year old, wasn’t designed to be economically viable.  Essentially, my scribbles revealed that were its Zone 4 area to follow the recommendations contained […]

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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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Developer A.G. Spanos’ Year-Long Courtship of Diplomat Condos Revealed

By Jon Anderson / June 26, 2017 / 5 Comments

Since August 2016, we’ve been reporting on different events surrounding the Diplomat condo building, beginning with a contingent contract and continuing with surveyors in November, quickly followed by soil testing in December.   You’ve likely seen the map above a zillion times, but it’s a shortcut to avoid tediously describing where a certain building is located […]

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Sweating by the Oldie: Valley View Gives Way to Beck’s Dallas Midtown

By Jon Anderson / June 23, 2017 / 1 Comment

A hot, sweaty Friday groundbreaking seemed the perfect bookend to Dallas Midtown’s four years of sweating through politics and planning. It’s not that the city didn’t want it — heck, the renderings and plans are a wonderful and productive reimagining of what had become another tumbledown mall unable to compete in today’s retail environment.  Given […]

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