PD-15

Preston Place Inks Deal With Hanover For Possible Third High-Rise in PD-15

By Jon Anderson / January 6, 2021 / 1 Comment

Closing in on four years since fire destroyed the Preston Place condos in March of 2017, news reaches us that a deal has been struck between the owners of Preston Place and developer Hanover Company. In case you forgot, Preston Place is within Planned Development District 15 (PD-15), where controversy lives out its days. Hanover: […]

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Fire Department Kills PD-15’s Diplomat Development Deal

By Jon Anderson / December 20, 2019 / 11 Comments

Yesterday I detailed how development plans for the Pink Wall’s PD-15 had been upended for two parcels months after the city council granted new development rights in a contentious battle. Today, we have more news to put under the tree: the Diplomat’s deal has also gone sour. Why? Fire lane width. Earlier this month, I […]

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PD-15 Update: Preston Place Back On Market While Provident Signs Royal Orleans

By Jon Anderson / December 19, 2019 / 5 Comments

It seems the years-long process for changing PD-15 didn’t end at City Hall, as expected. And the residents of Preston Place won’t have a buy-out check under the Christmas tree, at least not from Provident. Preston Place, which burned down to the parking lot garage,  is the main reason the whole painful PD process occurred. […]

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Pink Wall Neighborhood Association Stacks Deck with CARDS

By Jon Anderson / November 5, 2019 / 2 Comments

Members of CARD (Citizens Advocating Responsible Development), the group that was against changes to PD-15, has taken over the Preston Hollow South Neighborhood Association. The stacked deck appears to be an attempt to gain leverage with a city government that’s moved on. At the end of the City Council vote on PD-15 redevelopment, University Park […]

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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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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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