PD-15

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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Miller vs. Gates: District 13’s Not-So-Great Jesuit Debate

By Jon Anderson / April 23, 2019 / 18 Comments

At last night’s debate between District 13 Dallas City Council member Jennifer Gates and former Dallas Mayor Laura Miller, I fully expected the political point-scoring and backbiting that is politics. What I didn’t expect was the paucity of actual answers to questions. Part of that rests on moderator Tim Rogers for not calling out either […]

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Accurate Measuring Sticks Are Needed for PD-15 Traffic and Density

By Jon Anderson / April 22, 2019 / 19 Comments

If traffic and density are supposedly the issues most feared by PD-15 development, we need an accurate measuring stick to insert reality into the discussion. The coming traffic study will do that, but … In the fullness of time, I started to think about one of the tidbits from last week’s PD-15 meeting with City […]

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Few Surprises As Plan Commission Hears PD-15 Authorized Hearing Recommendations

By Jon Anderson / April 19, 2019 / 2 Comments

Yesterday, the results of the PD-15 authorized hearing had their first airing with City Plan Commission. Those expecting a knock-down, drag-out were disappointed. Those relishing hypocrisy, dipped in pretension, were not disappointed. It was explained that because the opposition to the city’s PD-15 draft had paid the fee to postpone the meeting originally scheduled on […]

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The Desperate Plight of Living Behind the Pink Wall Since the Preston Place Fire

By Candy Evans / April 18, 2019 / 35 Comments

This is the real story of the Pink Wall – a little pocket of Preston Hollow tucked between two of the highest net worth zip codes in the country. It is one of the few places where women of means at some point, who suddenly find themselves with a drastically limited bank account, can live with some dignity. And safety. For years it has been the answer to the need for affordable housing skirting the city’s wealthiest neighborhoods.

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Conflict of Interest: Should Laura Miller Recuse Herself From PD-15 Matters?

By Jon Anderson / April 16, 2019 / 10 Comments

Two weeks ago, District 13 council member Jennifer Staubach Gates debated rival candidate and former Dallas Mayor Laura Miller at a luncheon hosted by the Dallas Builders Association. The event was live-streamed and later posted by CandysDirt.com. About 20 minutes into the recording, the topic of PD-15 was raised. (Planned Development district between Preston Tower […]

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