PD-15 Dallas

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: Neighborhood Group Traps Lightning in a Bottle to Open Tulane Blvd. to Northwest Highway

By Jon Anderson / September 9, 2019 / 2 Comments

Back in June when the results of the PD-15 traffic study were presented, Winstead attorney Tommy Mann noted that if the neighborhood wanted Tulane Blvd. opened to Northwest Highway, they needed to seize “lightning in a bottle.” Mann represents Preston Place owners, which paid for the traffic study. What Mann was saying was that with […]

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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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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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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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