Preston Center

PD-15 Changes Are Necessary, Says Former Preston Place Resident

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / September 9, 2019 / 17 Comments

By Kevin McMahon Guest Contributor Recently, guest writer Barbara Dewberry expressed her opposition to the City Plan Commission’s proposal for updated zoning for PD-15. I would like the opportunity to offer a counterpoint and speak to the merits of the proposal. But first, I should state something up front some may consider relevant. I am […]

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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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What Does Gates’ District 13 Win Say About The Future of PD-15 and Preston Center?

By Jon Anderson / May 6, 2019 / 10 Comments

The Dallas Morning News called the District 13 election results a “trounce” by incumbent Jennifer Gates against former Dallas Mayor Laura Miller. And at a commanding 66 percent to 34 percent, who am I to argue? Delving into the precinct-level numbers, an interesting picture appears. Miller was a one-trick candidate, focusing her campaign on anti-development […]

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Miller vs. Gates: District 13’s Not-So-Great Jesuit Debate

By Jon Anderson / April 23, 2019 / 18 Comments

At last night’s debate between District 13 Dallas City Council member Jennifer Gates and former Dallas Mayor Laura Miller, I fully expected the political point-scoring and backbiting that is politics. What I didn’t expect was the paucity of actual answers to questions. Part of that rests on moderator Tim Rogers for not calling out either […]

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The Desperate Plight of Living Behind the Pink Wall Since the Preston Place Fire

By Candy Evans / April 18, 2019 / 35 Comments

This is the real story of the Pink Wall – a little pocket of Preston Hollow tucked between two of the highest net worth zip codes in the country. It is one of the few places where women of means at some point, who suddenly find themselves with a drastically limited bank account, can live with some dignity. And safety. For years it has been the answer to the need for affordable housing skirting the city’s wealthiest neighborhoods.

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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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