It’s A New Year For All Except Residents of Preston Place

By Jon Anderson / January 16, 2018 / 4 Comments

Last week at a CandysDirt.com event in Preston Hollow, in and amongst the wonderfully renovated kitchen, a temporary kitchen cabinet assembled.  You see, when I was introduced to several ladies, they all wanted to talk about PD-15.  Turns out they live and lived in neighboring buildings. By “lived” I mean that one was a former […]

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Unpacking a Solution For PD-15: The Envelope, Please … Part 2

By Jon Anderson / December 7, 2017 / 1 Comment

In Part One, I explained how I’d put my thoughts into an envelope to be opened once the PD-15 process was complete. However, my surprise resignation opened the envelope to share now.  In that first column, I faced the hard truth of the economic viability of redevelopment and how the buildings that might be built […]

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Unpacking a Solution For PD-15: The Envelope, Please … Part 1

By Jon Anderson / December 5, 2017 / 2 Comments

Weeks ago, I began telling people that I already knew what should happen to PD-15 to make the most people happy. I said I was going to write it down, put it in an envelope that I would open at the end to see how accurate I was.  Now that I’m not part of the […]

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Miller Time for PD-15: Former Mayor Takes Up For Preston Tower, Athena in Letter to Council

By Jon Anderson / November 30, 2017 / 0 Comments

[Editor’s Note: The opinions reflected in this column are those of the author and are not the editorial opinion of CandysDirt.com. We reached out to Laura Miller for comment. Her response is included at the end of this opinion column.] Author’s Foreword:  On Wednesday night, I resigned from the PD-15 task force because of behind-the-scenes […]

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The World (of Zoning) According to Jon

By Jon Anderson / October 30, 2017 / 10 Comments

I write a bit about development projects that include zoning changes of some sort.  This is mostly because those that don’t require a zoning change just file their plans and they’re off.  There is no public discussion, except after, when we see the usual awfulness that we’re all left to look at. Some, even CandysDirt.com’s […]

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Preston Center Area Plan Proves It’s Worth(less) in Under a Year

By Jon Anderson / October 26, 2017 / 9 Comments

When a document, supposedly crafted for long-term use, proves to be a barrier to the same long-term goals it was created to guide, it’s safe to call it a failure.  If that failure occurs within a year of its adoption by the city, I suppose we can just call that Dallas. Yes folks, the Preston […]

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