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Coming Soon: Studs-In Athena Renovation Renews A Classic

By Jon Anderson / May 12, 2019 / 4 Comments

The Athena is one of those buildings with really good, quite large floorplans coupled with HOA dues that pay for everything including utilities, cable, and internet. Located in Preston Hollow, it’s perfect for those downsizers not wanting to leave the area as well as those seeking easy access to the Dallas Tollway and Central. However, […]

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PD-15: Towers Meet And Fact-Free, Anti-Development Propaganda Reigns

By Jon Anderson / February 7, 2019 / 8 Comments

When I first heard about Preston Tower and Athena owners meeting to discuss PD-15, I nicknamed it a “witch burning” and it did not disappoint. Bill Kritzer, the main speaker from Preston Tower, accusingly called out Council Member Jennifer Gates’ name so many times that if she had a dollar for each utterance, she could […]

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CM Gates Liberates PD-15 Planning From Standstill; Children Sent Home For Holidays

By Jon Anderson / November 8, 2018 / 3 Comments

The run-up to Wednesday’s tenth PD-15 meeting should’ve filled area residents with anger. The self-centered towers were at it again. On Monday, Athena management company ICI Real Estate sent residents an “URGENT!!!” call for Athena residents to attend last night’s meeting (Preston Tower did the same). It said Bob Bowling from Preston Tower was going […]

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Athena and Preston Tower Hold “Neighborly” Meeting Without Neighbors

By Jon Anderson / March 7, 2018 / 5 Comments

Last night, the two towers bookending PD-15 held a “Town Hall” meeting to talk about “proposed rezoning” of their low-rise neighbors.  It was ironic to hear the word “neighbors” spoken so frequently by a group who, at the end, raised their hands in favor of continued “towers only” meetings. In this case, “neighbors” really means […]

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Dallas High-Rise Buyer’s Guide: North of Northwest Highway (Mostly)

By Jon Anderson / May 3, 2017 / 4 Comments

Welcome to our second installment of the Dallas High-Rise Buyer’s Guide as I break-down some of the costs associated with Dallas’ high-rises.  The first installment featured Turtle Creek’s first high-rises where utilities and their costs are contained within their HOA dues.  For this installment, I’m moving north of Northwest Highway to detail the Athena, Preston […]

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Attention Renovators! Athena Unit Ready For Your Dumpster and Designs

By Jon Anderson / March 24, 2017 / 1 Comment

Yes, I’ve recently written a lot about the Pink Wall (the fire and all) including an Athena double-unit listing at $1.1 million, and normally I’d be loathe to write about the same building so soon, BUT … Unit 915 at the Athena is a two-bedroom, two-bathroom unit with 1,543 natural square feet that picks up […]

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