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Pink Wall Neighborhood Association Stacks Deck with CARDS

By Jon Anderson / November 5, 2019 / 2 Comments

Members of CARD (Citizens Advocating Responsible Development), the group that was against changes to PD-15, has taken over the Preston Hollow South Neighborhood Association. The stacked deck appears to be an attempt to gain leverage with a city government that’s moved on. At the end of the City Council vote on PD-15 redevelopment, University Park […]

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PD-15: Revisiting My Plans and Predictions in The Aftermath

By Jon Anderson / September 18, 2019 / 0 Comments

“And that’s my fear. A city that is more lenient than the neighborhood, resulting in even more being built. Many think of the towers as being an aberration in the neighborhood. They’re not — they’re a harbinger.” I wrote those words in December 2017 after having resigned from the first PD-15 task force. The quote […]

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PD-15 Press Conference Brings Brett Shipp Behind the Pink Wall

By Jon Anderson / September 4, 2019 / 1 Comment

Armed with scant facts and heavy hyperbole, hired hand Brett Shipp held a “press conference” next to Preston Tower Wednesday morning to bemoan the PD-15 zoning case that will finally land in the hands of the Dallas City Council (for better or worse) on September 11. Around 50 to 60 people attended. As Robert Wilonsky […]

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Preston Center Activist Group Hires Brett Shipp, Plans News Conference to Protest Upzoning of PD-15

By Candy Evans / September 3, 2019 / 1 Comment
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Pink Wall “activists” hire Brett Shipp to fight PD-15 development Behind the Pink Wall…

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When Developers Come To Town, Don’t Miss Your Chance To Talk

By Jon Anderson / August 23, 2019 / 1 Comment

I’ve written about new developments in the Oak Lawn and Preston Hollow areas for a few years. Many of you have read about the PD-15 antics with the same hoary relish you watch a reality show. But as Dallas grows, and development reaches into more neighborhoods, there are lessons to be learned once you cut […]

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Note to Developers: Give Neighbors and Neighborhoods a Chance

By Jon Anderson / July 18, 2017 / 14 Comments

A thought has been percolating in my head recently. Having seen more than a few development proposals while stumbling around town for CandysDirt.com, developers always show the same thing: The perfect intersection of mediocrity and profitability.  It’s almost always higher than neighbors want, takes up more space than neighbors want, and is a density increase […]

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