PD-15 Meeting 6: Out Of The Mud, Moving Forward

By Jon Anderson / October 25, 2017 / 0 Comments

With the two antagonists from the last meeting otherwise engaged, last night’s PD-15 meeting went smoother and accomplished more than the prior meeting’s tit, tat, and tut-tutting.  Tiff-free it wasn’t, but patience, we’ll get there … In a change of pace, the meeting was run by council member Jennifer Gates and while she mostly missed […]

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Fifth PD-15 Meeting More Wheel-Spinner Than Page-Turner

By Jon Anderson / October 11, 2017 / 0 Comments

At the last PD-15 meeting, Preston Tower and Athena high-rises asked to meet to come up with a plan they thought they could “sell” to their residents. This was a direct reaction to the massing study shown at that meeting which pictured a development the towers felt would not be supported. I called that first […]

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Move It or Lose It: Home Moving May Be The Environmental Choice For Preservation

By Jon Anderson / October 10, 2017 / 3 Comments

It’s been estimated that two acres of forest are cut down for each 1,200 square feet of house built. It’s also estimated that for every 2,200 pounds of cement produced, 1,980 pounds of carbon dioxide are released into the atmosphere. Cement production accounts for approximately 10 percent of man-made carbon dioxide emissions and over 15 […]

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Frustrating and Necessary, PD-15 Meets Again to Discuss Increasing Density

By Jon Anderson / September 28, 2017 / 0 Comments

What makes PD-15’s gyrations different from many other upzoning cases is that there is no blueprint to follow.  The Toll Brothers building in Oak Lawn largely fits within its MF-3 zoning. Sure, some complain whether MF-3 is appropriate for the area, but it’s there. Other projects have MF-2 and want to move beyond those controls. […]

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Pink Wall PD-15: Meeting 3 Moves the Ball Further Down the Path

By Jon Anderson / August 31, 2017 / 2 Comments

For those just joining our story, the Pink Wall is pocket of multi-family condominiums bordering the mansions and McMansions of Preston Hollow located at the northeast corner of Northwest Highway and Preston Road.  Within the area is Planned Development District 15 (PD-15) that includes the buildings above and fronts Northwest Highway between the Preston Tower […]

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Pink Wall PD-15 Meets Again: More Density OK, Now The Work Begins

By Jon Anderson / August 16, 2017 / 0 Comments

Last night marked the second meeting of the Pink Wall PD-15 task force gathered together to address increased density in the area. As a reminder, the Pink Wall is essentially the northeast corner of Preston and Northwest Hwy.  PD-15 is roughly the space between the Preston Tower and Athena residential high-rises. If you missed last […]

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