PD-15

PD-15 Meeting Produced Packed House, But Same Gripes

By Jon Anderson / August 8, 2019 / 0 Comments

At Wednesday’s Dallas City Council hearing, the same arguments surrounding the planned development district behind the Pink Wall were shouted, but nothing changed. If I could sum up the bizarre and illogical nature of the PD-15 opposition to development, it would be when the Athena’s Barbara Dewberry stood up and (again) shouted that the neighborhood […]

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PD-15: City Staff Overrules Plan Commission To Rewrite The Rewrite

By Jon Anderson / August 7, 2019 / 2 Comments

Will the city stop playing politics and do what’s right to help the Pink Wall’s PD-15 get the update it deserves?  Beginning in April 2018, city staff ran the Authorized Hearing process working with the Pink Wall’s PD-15 committee. The Authorized Hearing process, whereby the city oversees a community response to zoning changes, was kicked […]

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City Plan Commission Brings Surprisingly High Ending To Pink Wall’s Two-Year PD-15 Saga

By Jon Anderson / June 6, 2019 / 2 Comments

Tonight’s Dallas City Plan Commission meeting had a surprise ending for naysayers bent on limiting heights in PD-15. I have to give the neighbors credit for successfully coming together to put forward a plan to maximize green space in the area. Developers also upended the city’s recommended PD-15 changes with a bold plan to deliver […]

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Despite Expert’s Credentials, Neighbors Pan PD-15 Traffic Study

By Jon Anderson / June 4, 2019 / 2 Comments

At last night’s meeting regarding PD-15 at Preston Road and Northwest Highway, it appeared that those opposed to redevelopment of the area are also opposed to facts. When the author of a recent traffic study showed how the PD-15 traffic study was conducted and its conclusions, his reward was being peppered by non-believers in return. […]

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PD-15 Traffic Study Shows Little Impact From Proposed Development

By Jon Anderson / May 23, 2019 / 3 Comments

If traffic is the major argument against redevelopment in PD-15, a new study could render it moot. The traffic study, conducted by Pacheco Koch and funded by the Preston Place condos, was posted online Tuesday and makes for interesting reading. The map above shows the study area bounded by Preston Road, Northwest Highway, Walnut Hill, […]

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What Does Gates’ District 13 Win Say About The Future of PD-15 and Preston Center?

By Jon Anderson / May 6, 2019 / 10 Comments

The Dallas Morning News called the District 13 election results a “trounce” by incumbent Jennifer Gates against former Dallas Mayor Laura Miller. And at a commanding 66 percent to 34 percent, who am I to argue? Delving into the precinct-level numbers, an interesting picture appears. Miller was a one-trick candidate, focusing her campaign on anti-development […]

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