Pink Wall

See 13 Properties At Sunday Open House Behind The Pink Wall

By Jon Anderson / August 16, 2019 / 0 Comments

When this crossed my desk, I immediately liked this idea. Agents from multiple brokerages representing the (lucky) 13 properties got together and devised a simultaneous open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 18. Think of it as a home tour, but you can actually buy the house you fall in love with.  […]

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Barbara Dewberry: PD-15 Needs Less Density, More Green Space, But No Public Parks

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / August 14, 2019 / 12 Comments

By Barbara Dewberry Guest Contributor   Last week in a CandysDirt.com column, Jon Anderson stated in reference to the Jennifer Gates called community meeting on August 7th that I said that, “the neighborhood doesn’t want green space.”   In fact, I said “We don’t want a public park,” and many people heard this.  The four acres that are […]

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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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Coming Soon: Studs-In Athena Renovation Renews A Classic

By Jon Anderson / May 12, 2019 / 4 Comments

The Athena is one of those buildings with really good, quite large floorplans coupled with HOA dues that pay for everything including utilities, cable, and internet. Located in Preston Hollow, it’s perfect for those downsizers not wanting to leave the area as well as those seeking easy access to the Dallas Tollway and Central. However, […]

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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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