Preston Center Task Force

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 / 1 Comment

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 / 1 Comment

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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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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