Preston Center Area Plan

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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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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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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Miller Time for PD-15: Former Mayor Takes Up For Preston Tower, Athena in Letter to Council

By Jon Anderson / November 30, 2017 / 0 Comments

[Editor’s Note: The opinions reflected in this column are those of the author and are not the editorial opinion of CandysDirt.com. We reached out to Laura Miller for comment. Her response is included at the end of this opinion column.] Author’s Foreword:  On Wednesday night, I resigned from the PD-15 task force because of behind-the-scenes […]

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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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