Jennifer Gates

PD-15 Authorized Hearing Committee Members Announced and Minor Bombshell Drops

By Jon Anderson / May 23, 2018 / 9 Comments

UPDATE: In the immortal words of the Miss America pageant, “If for any reason Miss America is unable to fulfill her duties…” Astute readers will see that Preston Tower representative Mary Schulte has bowed out and been replaced by Robert Bowling. Yesterday afternoon, the people selected to be part of the PD-15 authorized hearing committee […]

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Gates Kicks Off PD-15 Authorized Hearing to Tackle Pink Wall Development Issues

By Jon Anderson / April 27, 2018 / 5 Comments

If you’ve been following along in your prayer books, you know that over a year ago the Preston Place condos burned. You may also know about the failed attempt at negotiating an area redevelopment plan. I’ll even toss in bonus points if you’re aware of the Athena and Preston Tower working with former mayor Laura […]

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Preston Hollow East Swaps Donuts and Dialogue with Council Member Jennifer Gates

By Jon Anderson / April 17, 2018 / 1 Comment

Top Pot, a name that might evoke the hopes of an herb-aceous electorate, is alas just a coffee and “hand-forged” donut shop at the edge of Preston Hollow. Begun in Seattle, the city of coffee’s rebirth, there are three locations in Dallas. I wonder if Dallas leadership called out Top Pot for a “just like […]

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Unpacking a Solution For PD-15: The Envelope, Please … Part 2

By Jon Anderson / December 7, 2017 / 1 Comment

In Part One, I explained how I’d put my thoughts into an envelope to be opened once the PD-15 process was complete. However, my surprise resignation opened the envelope to share now.  In that first column, I faced the hard truth of the economic viability of redevelopment and how the buildings that might be built […]

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Miller Time for PD-15: Former Mayor Takes Up For Preston Tower, Athena in Letter to Council

By Jon Anderson / November 30, 2017 / 0 Comments

[Editor’s Note: The opinions reflected in this column are those of the author and are not the editorial opinion of We reached out to Laura Miller for comment. Her response is included at the end of this opinion column.] Author’s Foreword:  On Wednesday night, I resigned from the PD-15 task force because of behind-the-scenes […]

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PD-15 Meeting 6: Out Of The Mud, Moving Forward

By Jon Anderson / October 25, 2017 / 0 Comments

With the two antagonists from the last meeting otherwise engaged, last night’s PD-15 meeting went smoother and accomplished more than the prior meeting’s tit, tat, and tut-tutting.  Tiff-free it wasn’t, but patience, we’ll get there … In a change of pace, the meeting was run by council member Jennifer Gates and while she mostly missed […]

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