Preston Center Task Force

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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Heads Up: Is Saint Michael’s Back to Plant a High-Rise on Frederick Square?

By Jon Anderson / October 3, 2017 / 0 Comments

Yesterday, Holly Haber of The Dallas Morning News’ Philanthropy page noted that the Perot family had donated $15 million to the Episcopal School of Dallas. The money is to help ESD’s younger students move from Saint Michael and All Angels Church (in Preston Center) to the main ESD campus on Merrell Road.  The $44.3 million […]

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Mark Cuban Gobbling More Preston Hollow Dirt, Converting Latest Acquisition Into Luxe Rental?

By Jon Anderson / August 25, 2016 / 0 Comments

If Preston Hollowers felt a disturbance in The Force in June, it was likely the transfer of the latest Preston Hollow estate near Northwest Highway and Preston Road to Mark Cuban.  The billionaire continues his crusade to own the entire northwest quadrant of that intersection. The property at 8600 Douglas Avenue is the former home […]

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Jon’s Completely Biased Residential High-Rise Awards, Part 3

By Jon Anderson / July 28, 2016 / 9 Comments

Part 3 continues … and ends … my self-serving, completely subjective high-rise awards based on equally dubious categories.  Click here if you missed Part 1 or Part 2. 8. Best Private Club Feel: Ritz Residences  

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What Is That FUGLY Pedestrian Bridge Over Harry Hines at Walnut Hill That Cost US $4.6 Million? (Preston Center Next?)

By Candy Evans / April 28, 2016 / 2 Comments

I read about this Tuesday: why would the city spend $4.6 million to put a hideous pedestrian walkway connecting an empty lot to an auto parts store across the street? Is this what our city geniuses envision for Preston Center? Robert Wilonsky did some heavy digging on the “bridge to nowhere” for the Dallas Morning News, and […]

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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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