Laura Miller

The Athena’s Management Company Terminates 28-Year Contract With Building

By Candy Evans / September 19, 2019 / 9 Comments

Property management company Intercity Investments tendered its resignation at the Athena. The firm gave the HOA only 30 days notice, due to a high level of harassment from residents. “Our firm is no longer willing to subject our staff to behaviors which could be described as designed to harass and intimidate others into compliance with […]

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Dallas City Council Ends 30-Month PD-15 Saga With 240-Foot Height

By Jon Anderson / September 12, 2019 / 15 Comments

Dallas City Council unanimously passed city staff’s plan for PD-15, which compromised on height, topping out at 240 feet. Some small changes were made to the plan. The general wisdom is that any city council vote requiring a supermajority due to opposition will be a nail-biter. And while certainly many a nail was chewed to […]

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Opposition Ebbs For Webb Chapel Development As Neighbors Educated

By Jon Anderson / May 29, 2019 / 24 Comments

In our continuing Dallas City Council election coverage (ha!), let’s take a look at the third of three precincts won by Laura Miller (and its adjacent precinct tie). Miller ran her campaign on an anti-development platform that resulted in her winning just three precincts where redevelopment cases lit a certain NIMBY fire. The first two […]

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What Does Gates’ District 13 Win Say About The Future of PD-15 and Preston Center?

By Jon Anderson / May 6, 2019 / 10 Comments

The Dallas Morning News called the District 13 election results a “trounce” by incumbent Jennifer Gates against former Dallas Mayor Laura Miller. And at a commanding 66 percent to 34 percent, who am I to argue? Delving into the precinct-level numbers, an interesting picture appears. Miller was a one-trick candidate, focusing her campaign on anti-development […]

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Apartment or Nothing: How Saturday’s Election Will Influence the Future of Preston Center

By Candy Evans / May 2, 2019 / 3 Comments

Saturday is election day, and this one revolves around real estate centered in one Dallas city council district: District 13, where 17.6 percent of voters have cast early ballots. That’s the highest voting percentage in any city council district. There is the Behind the Pink Wall real estate quagmire, the condo owners and tenants who […]

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Northaven Trail Village Development Caught in Political Crossfires of District 13

By Candy Evans / April 30, 2019 / 4 Comments

It is not enough that the hotly contested District 13 City Council race between Laura Miller and Jennifer Staubach Gates has frozen forward progress Behind the Pink Wall, keeping victims of the Preston Place fire in limbo as to their financial future. Now it could also stymie new home development in Northwest Dallas. About 4.4 […]

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