Preston Center Area Plan

Preston Center Garage: It Gets Worse

By Jon Anderson / July 6, 2020 / 2 Comments

We’re not surprised to see more pigs at the trough of the Preston Center Garage plan, as the greed is expected, though not astonishing. Last week I wrote about the final Preston Center Garage plan delivered to the city by Walker Consultants and the later filing by Robert Dozier’s Ramrock Real Estate LLC. As a […]

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City Being Bamboozled By Preston Center Landowners

By Jon Anderson / July 1, 2020 / 1 Comment

As April Fools’ jokes, I’ve written about the Crespi estate becoming a Costco, a green high-rise with dirt floors for farming, and this year’s tram system running along Turtle Creek. You might think this column is also a “gotcha.” But, it ain’t April. Yesterday I wrote about the city’s final report concerning options for the […]

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Preston Center Parking Garage Study Issues Final Report

By Jon Anderson / June 30, 2020 / 2 Comments

Preston Center is as out of place in Preston Hollow as a Hershey’s kiss on a Ritz-Carlton pillow. The land occupied by the Preston Center parking garage is the city’s biggest chance to fix that. Since the 2016 area plan recommended an expanded underground garage with a park on top, District 13 Dallas City Council […]

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Fraternal Twin Towers Proposed For Preston Center

By Jon Anderson / June 12, 2020 / 2 Comments

Hopdoddy fans will want a tissue handy as they read about plans to redevelop their Preston Center location. To orient you, the lower right “lit” corner in the rendering above is that corner of Luther Lane and Westchester Drive, kitty-corner from the infamous Preston Center garage. Two Parcels, Two Architects Last night District 13 council […]

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Residents Attend Final Preston Center Parking Garage Meeting

By Jon Anderson / August 9, 2019 / 2 Comments

Thursday night marked the final public meeting of Dallas City Council member Jennifer Gates’ task force studying the revitalization of the Preston Center parking garage. The picture above, snatched from the year 2055, tells the story. The current garage will be celebrating its 100th birthday marked by a vintage car show – fun for the whole […]

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PD-15: Towers Meet And Fact-Free, Anti-Development Propaganda Reigns

By Jon Anderson / February 7, 2019 / 8 Comments

When I first heard about Preston Tower and Athena owners meeting to discuss PD-15, I nicknamed it a “witch burning” and it did not disappoint. Bill Kritzer, the main speaker from Preston Tower, accusingly called out Council Member Jennifer Gates’ name so many times that if she had a dollar for each utterance, she could […]

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