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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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Apartment or Nothing: How Saturday’s Election Will Influence the Future of Preston Center

By Candy Evans / May 2, 2019 / 3 Comments

Saturday is election day, and this one revolves around real estate centered in one Dallas city council district: District 13, where 17.6 percent of voters have cast early ballots. That’s the highest voting percentage in any city council district. There is the Behind the Pink Wall real estate quagmire, the condo owners and tenants who […]

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How Would You Score the Debate Between Gates and Miller?

By Candy Evans / April 5, 2019 / 18 Comments

A couple of days ago, Phil Crone, Dallas Builders Association Dallas Division executive officer, asked for help plugging the DBA debate planned for April 4 at the division’s monthly meeting. Knowing that Jennifer Staubach Gates had canceled an earlier debate, I jumped on this and called executive editor Joanna England: we’ve got to live stream it! […]

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Preston Center Parking Garage: City And Landowners at Opposite Ends of Right

By Jon Anderson / February 1, 2019 / 6 Comments

Last night. Council Member Jennifer Gates held the second public meeting about what to do with the dilapidated Preston Center parking garage. Since the first meeting back in September, consultants from Houston-based Walker Consultants have been busy scoping out concepts based on the Preston Road Area Plan (a bright spot in a dismal plan).  The […]

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Is the Preston Center Task Force Building Consensus on Faulty Foundation?

By Jon Anderson / March 31, 2016 / 0 Comments

Last night’s Preston Center Task Force meeting laid bare their purpose — development.  It’s funny how way back when, this body was begun to study traffic and parking in the Preston Center area and yet, as we’ll see, these critical concerns from neighbors have been kinda pushed into the back seat by development. Back in […]

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Preston Center Task Force Meeting #4: Dazed by Confused Data

By Jon Anderson / February 17, 2016 / 0 Comments

UPDATE:  Both D Magazine’s Frontburner and Dallas Morning News’ City Hall Blog referenced this posting today.   The session on Feb. 16 was different from the recent Preston Center Task Force meetings. Nearly all the task force members were there … and about 50 residents showed up as well! Before I run through the high points, […]

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