PD-15 Dallas

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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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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Conflict of Interest: Should Laura Miller Recuse Herself From PD-15 Matters?

By Jon Anderson / April 16, 2019 / 10 Comments

Two weeks ago, District 13 council member Jennifer Staubach Gates debated rival candidate and former Dallas Mayor Laura Miller at a luncheon hosted by the Dallas Builders Association. The event was live-streamed and later posted by CandysDirt.com. About 20 minutes into the recording, the topic of PD-15 was raised. (Planned Development district between Preston Tower […]

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Potential Dallas City Plan Commission Outcomes For PD-15

By Jon Anderson / April 9, 2019 / 5 Comments

Development, specifically the Pink Wall’s PD-15 and Saint Michael and All Angels’ plans for Frederick Square, are the crux of the District 13 city council race between incumbent Jennifer Gates and former Dallas Mayor Laura Miller. Sure, there are other nitpicks that include the Preston Center garage swizzled in, but that’s just a sideshow. On […]

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Plan Commission Briefed on Proposed Staff Changes to PD-15

By Jon Anderson / March 8, 2019 / 1 Comment

[Editor’s note: Jon Anderson is a columnist for CandysDirt.com. His opinions are his own.] While Thursday’s meeting fell short of the usual fireworks PD-15 brings about, the City Plan Commission asked some great questions regarding city staff’s proposed changes to PD-15. In the lead-up to City Plan Commission’s public hearing on staff’s proposal for updating PD-15, […]

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PD-15 Community Meeting: The Chaos That Didn’t Come To Town

By Jon Anderson / February 20, 2019 / 4 Comments

[Editor’s note: Jon Anderson is a columnist for CandysDirt.com who lives in District 13. His opinions are his own.] The community gathered last night to discuss PD-15, and honestly, I expected this to be a “bottle of rotgut and a bullet to bite on” kind of meeting. But it wasn’t. To be sure, when the public […]

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