Preston Place

Frustrating and Necessary, PD-15 Meets Again to Discuss Increasing Density

By Jon Anderson / September 28, 2017 / 0 Comments

What makes PD-15’s gyrations different from many other upzoning cases is that there is no blueprint to follow.  The Toll Brothers building in Oak Lawn largely fits within its MF-3 zoning. Sure, some complain whether MF-3 is appropriate for the area, but it’s there. Other projects have MF-2 and want to move beyond those controls. […]

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PD-15 Task Force to Pink Wallers: The Devil You Know

By Jon Anderson / August 9, 2017 / 4 Comments

Last night marked the first meeting of the newly-formed PD-15 task force, begun as a result of development pressures within the area of the Pink Wall known as PD-15. It went as most initial meetings do, trying to find its feet. The task force members from surrounding buildings were brought together by Dallas City Councilwoman […]

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Council Member Jennifer Gates Holds Meeting on Pink Wall Development

By Jon Anderson / July 13, 2017 / 1 Comment

I’ve written tons on the Pink Wall and its Planned Development District (PD) 15. I’ve spent many an hour trying to understand the loosey-goosey definitions found in the decades-old paperwork, even talking to a city attorney. It’s nice to finally have some official clarity … which was different from what I’d been told and I […]

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Preston Place Offers Potential Solution to Area Flooding and Local Irrigation

By Jon Anderson / June 28, 2017 / 0 Comments

Last week I got to thinking about flooding in southern Preston Hollow, particularly behind the Pink Wall and Northwest Highway … and it struck me.  There was a solution to area flooding staring us in the face since March.  Preston Place condominiums lot. You see, currently we all know existing drainage can’t handle large, fast […]

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Preston Place and Diplomat Update; Time for a Developer Cash Splash

By Jon Anderson / May 16, 2017 / 9 Comments

On May 10, Preston Place owners voted to engage a Realtor to sell the property to developers.  What I’m sure was a gut-wrenching decision likely came down to a lack of will by the majority of owners.  Let’s face it, many were older and the stamina required to rebuild was likely not there.  Compounding any […]

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After The Fire: Preston Place Starts Road to Renewal as Demolition Begins

By Jon Anderson / April 28, 2017 / 3 Comments

During the early morning hours of March 4, the Preston Place condominiums were destroyed by fire that had seven firefighting companies and over 170 first responders using hoses carrying water from nearly a half a mile away. The building is now moving forward with its next chapter … demolition.

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