Pink Wall

Preston Place and Diplomat Update; Time for a Developer Cash Splash

By Jon Anderson / May 16, 2017 / 9 Comments

On May 10, Preston Place owners voted to engage a Realtor to sell the property to developers.  What I’m sure was a gut-wrenching decision likely came down to a lack of will by the majority of owners.  Let’s face it, many were older and the stamina required to rebuild was likely not there.  Compounding any […]

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After The Fire: Preston Place Starts Road to Renewal as Demolition Begins

By Jon Anderson / April 28, 2017 / 3 Comments

During the early morning hours of March 4, the Preston Place condominiums were destroyed by fire that had seven firefighting companies and over 170 first responders using hoses carrying water from nearly a half a mile away. The building is now moving forward with its next chapter … demolition.

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Attention Renovators! Athena Unit Ready For Your Dumpster and Designs

By Jon Anderson / March 24, 2017 / 1 Comment

Yes, I’ve recently written a lot about the Pink Wall (the fire and all) including an Athena double-unit listing at $1.1 million, and normally I’d be loathe to write about the same building so soon, BUT … Unit 915 at the Athena is a two-bedroom, two-bathroom unit with 1,543 natural square feet that picks up […]

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Changing PD-15 to Rebuild Preston Place…Maybe

By Jon Anderson / March 14, 2017 / 2 Comments

Shortly after the deadly March 4 Preston Place fire, I wrote about several options for redevelopment within current restrictions. To recap, Preston Place is within the Planned Development District 15 (PD-15) that is subject to its own development limitations, outside city zoning. The PD-15 documents were most recently updated to reflect the added units for […]

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Preston Place Fire Ignites Development Fears

By Jon Anderson / March 6, 2017 / 2 Comments

Over 100 residents were displaced Friday night, and the skeleton of Preston Place still smoldered on Sunday.  And yet, as the flames ignited their neighbors’ belongings, ultimately claiming the life of one, several commenters immediately leapt to the prospect of redevelopment on the lot. “Too soon,” leapt to my mind as I read those comments.  […]

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Fierce Friday Night Blaze Destroys “Pink Wall” Preston Place Condos (FINAL UPDATE 3:45pm)

By Jon Anderson / March 4, 2017 / 31 Comments

A late Friday night fire continues to burn into the night at the Preston Place condos located at 6255 W. Northwest Highway (map). The three-story, 60-unit complex is located between the Athena and Preston Tower high-rises on the north side of Northwest Highway near Preston Road … very near the new Transwestern Laurel apartments currently […]

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