PD-15

Council Member Jennifer Gates Holds Meeting on Pink Wall Development

By Jon Anderson / July 13, 2017 / 1 Comment

I’ve written tons on the Pink Wall and its Planned Development District (PD) 15. I’ve spent many an hour trying to understand the loosey-goosey definitions found in the decades-old paperwork, even talking to a city attorney. It’s nice to finally have some official clarity … which was different from what I’d been told and I […]

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Developer A.G. Spanos’ Year-Long Courtship of Diplomat Condos Revealed

By Jon Anderson / June 26, 2017 / 5 Comments

Since August 2016, we’ve been reporting on different events surrounding the Diplomat condo building, beginning with a contingent contract and continuing with surveyors in November, quickly followed by soil testing in December.   You’ve likely seen the map above a zillion times, but it’s a shortcut to avoid tediously describing where a certain building is located […]

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Changing PD-15 to Rebuild Preston Place…Maybe

By Jon Anderson / March 14, 2017 / 2 Comments

Shortly after the deadly March 4 Preston Place fire, I wrote about several options for redevelopment within current restrictions. To recap, Preston Place is within the Planned Development District 15 (PD-15) that is subject to its own development limitations, outside city zoning. The PD-15 documents were most recently updated to reflect the added units for […]

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Preston Place Fire Ignites Development Fears

By Jon Anderson / March 6, 2017 / 2 Comments

Over 100 residents were displaced Friday night, and the skeleton of Preston Place still smoldered on Sunday.  And yet, as the flames ignited their neighbors’ belongings, ultimately claiming the life of one, several commenters immediately leapt to the prospect of redevelopment on the lot. “Too soon,” leapt to my mind as I read those comments.  […]

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