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The PD-15 Saga Continues as City Staff Presents Recommendations

By Jon Anderson / January 8, 2019 / 2 Comments

The original, decades-old PD-15 documentation is faulted for its lack of clarity. Unfortunately, the new document reflecting city staff’s recommendations has its own issues with clarity (Draft PD and Presentation).  You will recall that last November, Council Member Jennifer Gates sent the second neighborhood committee home after being bogged down a second time by non-negotiable […]

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Gates Takes Exception to Laura Miller’s Pink Wall Op-Ed, Both Take to Twitter

By Bethany Erickson / December 10, 2018 / 2 Comments
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Sunday may be a day of rest, but it seems that journalists, politicians, and Twitter never really rest, and that was borne out yesterday when Dallas city councilmember Jennifer Gates took to Twitter to air her feelings about a recent op-ed about Preston Center traffic woes that former Mayor and Preston Hollow resident Laura Miller […]

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PD-15 Meeting 9: Promising Prior Meeting Returned to Free-Range Roots

By Jon Anderson / October 26, 2018 / 0 Comments

Attention developers! Forget LinkedIn — if you’re looking for accountants and financial analysts anxious to help you avoid monetary missteps, look no further than the PD-15 authorized hearing steering committee. Sure, they’re (very) long in the tooth, but last night’s meeting showcased a half hour of endless financial advice and “deep” research into how precisely […]

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PD-15 Meeting 8: The Cats Are Beginning To Herd, But Not Without Angst

By Jon Anderson / October 11, 2018 / 4 Comments

There’s a bit of a special language being formulated between the Authorized Hearing committee members. For example, when the city facilitator recaps a prior discussion by saying, “We agreed on X,” a committee member or two will pipe up “We didn’t agree on that.”  What they really mean is they didn’t. And since they didn’t agree, […]

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PD-15: More Baseless Anti-Development Propaganda From Towers

By Jon Anderson / October 9, 2018 / 0 Comments

Sheesh, I can’t leave town for a minute before the woodwork erupts with another in the continuing stream of faulty logic and lies thrown against the Pink Wall to see what sticks. Last week, Athena representative Barbara Dewberry continued the towers’ unending salvo of scare tactics and misinformation targeting the other committee members and city […]

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PD-15: Tackling New Development Traffic Without Making It Worse For Everyone

By Jon Anderson / September 21, 2018 / 1 Comment

One of the main criticisms for Pink Wall redevelopment is the fear (real or imagined) that the traffic that results from increased PD-15 density will overwhelm the neighborhood. But does it have to? With a little creative reimagining, I think increased density could be virtually unnoticeable on the Pink Wall’s interior roads. I sense the […]

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