PD-15 authorized hearing

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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PD-15 Meeting Produced Packed House, But Same Gripes

By Jon Anderson / August 8, 2019 / 0 Comments

At Wednesday’s Dallas City Council hearing, the same arguments surrounding the planned development district behind the Pink Wall were shouted, but nothing changed. If I could sum up the bizarre and illogical nature of the PD-15 opposition to development, it would be when the Athena’s Barbara Dewberry stood up and (again) shouted that the neighborhood […]

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City Plan Commission Brings Surprisingly High Ending To Pink Wall’s Two-Year PD-15 Saga

By Jon Anderson / June 6, 2019 / 2 Comments

Tonight’s Dallas City Plan Commission meeting had a surprise ending for naysayers bent on limiting heights in PD-15. I have to give the neighbors credit for successfully coming together to put forward a plan to maximize green space in the area. Developers also upended the city’s recommended PD-15 changes with a bold plan to deliver […]

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Despite Expert’s Credentials, Neighbors Pan PD-15 Traffic Study

By Jon Anderson / June 4, 2019 / 2 Comments

At last night’s meeting regarding PD-15 at Preston Road and Northwest Highway, it appeared that those opposed to redevelopment of the area are also opposed to facts. When the author of a recent traffic study showed how the PD-15 traffic study was conducted and its conclusions, his reward was being peppered by non-believers in return. […]

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PD-15 Traffic Study Shows Little Impact From Proposed Development

By Jon Anderson / May 23, 2019 / 3 Comments

If traffic is the major argument against redevelopment in PD-15, a new study could render it moot. The traffic study, conducted by Pacheco Koch and funded by the Preston Place condos, was posted online Tuesday and makes for interesting reading. The map above shows the study area bounded by Preston Road, Northwest Highway, Walnut Hill, […]

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Accurate Measuring Sticks Are Needed for PD-15 Traffic and Density

By Jon Anderson / April 22, 2019 / 19 Comments

If traffic and density are supposedly the issues most feared by PD-15 development, we need an accurate measuring stick to insert reality into the discussion. The coming traffic study will do that, but … In the fullness of time, I started to think about one of the tidbits from last week’s PD-15 meeting with City […]

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