Preston Place

PD-15: A.G. Spanos And Provident Show Vastly Different Proposals

By Jon Anderson / August 16, 2018 / 2 Comments

The highlight of last night’s PD-15 meeting was seeing the developer proposals for both the Diplomat and Preston Place by A.G. Spanos and Provident Realty, respectively. No slam on city planners, but somehow platting, drainage, and residential proximity slopes don’t hold the same ooo-ah as drawings. To give a few spoilers, A.G. Spanos’ plans for […]

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Numberless Preston Center Area Plan Remains Worthless Waste of Time and Money

By Jon Anderson / July 18, 2018 / 0 Comments

A.G. Spanos has released a second, more thorough economic analysis of the feasibility of redeveloping Pink Wall parcels within the confines of the Preston Road and Northwest Highway Area Plan (PRNHAP). Spanos has a contingent contract to redevelop the Diplomat condos within PD-15 and has financed both viability studies. While Spanos has obvious motives, any […]

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PD-15 Authorized Hearing Committee Members Announced and Minor Bombshell Drops

By Jon Anderson / May 23, 2018 / 9 Comments

UPDATE: In the immortal words of the Miss America pageant, “If for any reason Miss America is unable to fulfill her duties…” Astute readers will see that Preston Tower representative Mary Schulte has bowed out and been replaced by Robert Bowling. Yesterday afternoon, the people selected to be part of the PD-15 authorized hearing committee […]

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Gates Kicks Off PD-15 Authorized Hearing to Tackle Pink Wall Development Issues

By Jon Anderson / April 27, 2018 / 5 Comments

If you’ve been following along in your prayer books, you know that over a year ago the Preston Place condos burned. You may also know about the failed attempt at negotiating an area redevelopment plan. I’ll even toss in bonus points if you’re aware of the Athena and Preston Tower working with former mayor Laura […]

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Unpacking a Solution For PD-15: The Envelope, Please … Part 2

By Jon Anderson / December 7, 2017 / 1 Comment

In Part One, I explained how I’d put my thoughts into an envelope to be opened once the PD-15 process was complete. However, my surprise resignation opened the envelope to share now.  In that first column, I faced the hard truth of the economic viability of redevelopment and how the buildings that might be built […]

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PD-15 Meeting 6: Out Of The Mud, Moving Forward

By Jon Anderson / October 25, 2017 / 0 Comments

With the two antagonists from the last meeting otherwise engaged, last night’s PD-15 meeting went smoother and accomplished more than the prior meeting’s tit, tat, and tut-tutting.  Tiff-free it wasn’t, but patience, we’ll get there … In a change of pace, the meeting was run by council member Jennifer Gates and while she mostly missed […]

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