Pink Wall

Unpacking a Solution For PD-15: The Envelope, Please … Part 1

By Jon Anderson / December 5, 2017 / 2 Comments

Weeks ago, I began telling people that I already knew what should happen to PD-15 to make the most people happy. I said I was going to write it down, put it in an envelope that I would open at the end to see how accurate I was.  Now that I’m not part of the […]

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Preston Center Area Plan Proves It’s Worth(less) in Under a Year

By Jon Anderson / October 26, 2017 / 9 Comments

When a document, supposedly crafted for long-term use, proves to be a barrier to the same long-term goals it was created to guide, it’s safe to call it a failure.  If that failure occurs within a year of its adoption by the city, I suppose we can just call that Dallas. Yes folks, the Preston […]

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Move It or Lose It: Home Moving May Be The Environmental Choice For Preservation

By Jon Anderson / October 10, 2017 / 3 Comments

It’s been estimated that two acres of forest are cut down for each 1,200 square feet of house built. It’s also estimated that for every 2,200 pounds of cement produced, 1,980 pounds of carbon dioxide are released into the atmosphere. Cement production accounts for approximately 10 percent of man-made carbon dioxide emissions and over 15 […]

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Pink Wall PD-15: Meeting 3 Moves the Ball Further Down the Path

By Jon Anderson / August 31, 2017 / 2 Comments

For those just joining our story, the Pink Wall is pocket of multi-family condominiums bordering the mansions and McMansions of Preston Hollow located at the northeast corner of Northwest Highway and Preston Road.  Within the area is Planned Development District 15 (PD-15) that includes the buildings above and fronts Northwest Highway between the Preston Tower […]

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Pink Wall PD-15 Meets Again: More Density OK, Now The Work Begins

By Jon Anderson / August 16, 2017 / 0 Comments

Last night marked the second meeting of the Pink Wall PD-15 task force gathered together to address increased density in the area. As a reminder, the Pink Wall is essentially the northeast corner of Preston and Northwest Hwy.  PD-15 is roughly the space between the Preston Tower and Athena residential high-rises. If you missed last […]

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Council Member Jennifer Gates Holds Meeting on Pink Wall Development

By Jon Anderson / July 13, 2017 / 1 Comment

I’ve written tons on the Pink Wall and its Planned Development District (PD) 15. I’ve spent many an hour trying to understand the loosey-goosey definitions found in the decades-old paperwork, even talking to a city attorney. It’s nice to finally have some official clarity … which was different from what I’d been told and I […]

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