Preston Place

Fire Department Kills PD-15’s Diplomat Development Deal

By Jon Anderson / December 20, 2019 / 11 Comments

Yesterday I detailed how development plans for the Pink Wall’s PD-15 had been upended for two parcels months after the city council granted new development rights in a contentious battle. Today, we have more news to put under the tree: the Diplomat’s deal has also gone sour. Why? Fire lane width. Earlier this month, I […]

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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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Preston Center Activist Group Hires Brett Shipp, Plans News Conference to Protest Upzoning of PD-15

By Candy Evans / September 3, 2019 / 1 Comment
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Pink Wall “activists” hire Brett Shipp to fight PD-15 development Behind the Pink Wall…

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PD-15 Traffic Study Shows Little Impact From Proposed Development

By Jon Anderson / May 23, 2019 / 3 Comments

If traffic is the major argument against redevelopment in PD-15, a new study could render it moot. The traffic study, conducted by Pacheco Koch and funded by the Preston Place condos, was posted online Tuesday and makes for interesting reading. The map above shows the study area bounded by Preston Road, Northwest Highway, Walnut Hill, […]

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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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Plan Commission Briefed on Proposed Staff Changes to PD-15

By Jon Anderson / March 8, 2019 / 1 Comment

[Editor’s note: Jon Anderson is a columnist for CandysDirt.com. His opinions are his own.] While Thursday’s meeting fell short of the usual fireworks PD-15 brings about, the City Plan Commission asked some great questions regarding city staff’s proposed changes to PD-15. In the lead-up to City Plan Commission’s public hearing on staff’s proposal for updating PD-15, […]

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