Pink Wall

PD-15 Meeting No. 3: Developers Will Show And Tell To Committee

By Jon Anderson / July 27, 2018 / 21 Comments

While meeting three didn’t see anything hurled through the air, that doesn’t mean all’s been quiet in the neighborhood. But you know me, I’ve saved the best juice for last.  The meeting opened with a review of the second meeting, specifically reviewing people’s thoughts on the various types of multi-family buildings presented in an exercise […]

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Second Rebooted Pink Wall PD-15 Meeting: Post-its And Painter’s Tape

By Jon Anderson / July 12, 2018 / 0 Comments

At the end of the meeting, Plan Commissioner Margot Murphy thanked the committee members and audience for sticking with what may be viewed as a tedious process. She said it was like painting where 80 percent was preparation with the 20 percent at the end being when the magic happens. Murphy was observer and host. […]

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PD-15 Authorized Hearing Committee Kicks Off – Again

By Jon Anderson / June 29, 2018 / 0 Comments

No, it’s not a time warp, PD-15 is meeting again. After devolving into immovable factions last autumn, the neighborhood is back at the table … with a difference.  First, the city is guiding the process to ensure information is accurate and decorum is kept. The second difference is that this new group doesn’t contain any […]

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Pink Wall PD-15 Authorized Hearing Updates and Meeting Schedule

By Jon Anderson / June 20, 2018 / 0 Comments

Council Member Jennifer Gates’ office has posted updates to the PD-15 Authorized Hearing Steering Committee. First, note that the committee membership continues to change. Robert Bowling is now the second representative for Preston Tower and Karen Stuart has replaced Jim Panipinto as the representative from Diamond Head Condos. Panipinto is now listed “at large” (whatever […]

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Gates Kicks Off PD-15 Authorized Hearing to Tackle Pink Wall Development Issues

By Jon Anderson / April 27, 2018 / 5 Comments

If you’ve been following along in your prayer books, you know that over a year ago the Preston Place condos burned. You may also know about the failed attempt at negotiating an area redevelopment plan. I’ll even toss in bonus points if you’re aware of the Athena and Preston Tower working with former mayor Laura […]

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Unpacking a Solution For PD-15: The Envelope, Please … Part 2

By Jon Anderson / December 7, 2017 / 1 Comment

In Part One, I explained how I’d put my thoughts into an envelope to be opened once the PD-15 process was complete. However, my surprise resignation opened the envelope to share now.  In that first column, I faced the hard truth of the economic viability of redevelopment and how the buildings that might be built […]

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