PD-15 Dallas

Preston Hollow Activists Offer Misinformation on Zoning, City Council Elections

By Jon Anderson / February 19, 2019 / 6 Comments

[Editor’s note: Jon Anderson is a columnist for CandysDirt.com who lives in District 13. His opinions are his own.] I have to admit, had I been drinking milk, it would have squirted out of my nose when I was forwarded an email from a few Preston Hollow residents. It blared out: CHANGE IS COMING to District […]

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PD-15: Neighborhood Association Hosts Meeting to Address Accusations

By Jon Anderson / February 14, 2019 / 6 Comments

I can’t seem to go a week these days without some wrinkle or shenanigan involving Planned Development District PD-15, located on a small patch on Northwest Highway near Preston Road behind the Pink Wall. Last week, the Athena and Preston Tower had their fact-free punch-fest, and this week it was the Preston Hollow East Neighborhood […]

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PD-15: Towers Meet And Fact-Free, Anti-Development Propaganda Reigns

By Jon Anderson / February 7, 2019 / 8 Comments

When I first heard about Preston Tower and Athena owners meeting to discuss PD-15, I nicknamed it a “witch burning” and it did not disappoint. Bill Kritzer, the main speaker from Preston Tower, accusingly called out Council Member Jennifer Gates’ name so many times that if she had a dollar for each utterance, she could […]

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The PD-15 Saga Continues as City Staff Presents Recommendations

By Jon Anderson / January 8, 2019 / 2 Comments

The original, decades-old PD-15 documentation is faulted for its lack of clarity. Unfortunately, the new document reflecting city staff’s recommendations has its own issues with clarity (Draft PD and Presentation).  You will recall that last November, Council Member Jennifer Gates sent the second neighborhood committee home after being bogged down a second time by non-negotiable […]

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PD-15 Papers: Laura Miller’s Army Of Former Reps Fall in Lockstep

By Jon Anderson / November 26, 2018 / 8 Comments

As promised, It’s time to see what’s been going on outside of view – a gift just in time for the holiday season. There was a meeting on November 1 at City Hall with Council Member Jennifer Gates, Plan Commissioner Margot Murphy, and a bevy of opposition to the Authorized Hearing within PD-15 behind the […]

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CM Gates Liberates PD-15 Planning From Standstill; Children Sent Home For Holidays

By Jon Anderson / November 8, 2018 / 3 Comments

The run-up to Wednesday’s tenth PD-15 meeting should’ve filled area residents with anger. The self-centered towers were at it again. On Monday, Athena management company ICI Real Estate sent residents an “URGENT!!!” call for Athena residents to attend last night’s meeting (Preston Tower did the same). It said Bob Bowling from Preston Tower was going […]

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