Preston Place

Preston Place vs The Laurel: Construction and Building Code Advancements in Fire Protection

By Jon Anderson / March 17, 2017 / 2 Comments

Times change. Accidents happen. We learn. Prior to the 1960s, it was not uncommon for automobile dashboards to be metal and seats to lack seat belts and head support. Similarly, we continue to learn and improve construction materials, techniques, and building codes to make us all safer. The March 3 tragedy at the Preston Place condos […]

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Changing PD-15 to Rebuild Preston Place…Maybe

By Jon Anderson / March 14, 2017 / 2 Comments

Shortly after the deadly March 4 Preston Place fire, I wrote about several options for redevelopment within current restrictions. To recap, Preston Place is within the Planned Development District 15 (PD-15) that is subject to its own development limitations, outside city zoning. The PD-15 documents were most recently updated to reflect the added units for […]

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Dallas Firefighters Tackle New Blaze at Pink Wall’s Preston Place Condos

By Jon Anderson / March 8, 2017 / 1 Comment

At around 1 a.m. Wednesday night, after days without a wisp of smoke, the Preston Place condos building once again erupted into flames. Fire trucks were on the scene quickly. Ultimately over a dozen vehicles surround the area including a partial closure of Northwest Highway. Watching firefighters douse the blaze for over an hour, the […]

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Preston Place Fire Ignites Development Fears

By Jon Anderson / March 6, 2017 / 2 Comments

Over 100 residents were displaced Friday night, and the skeleton of Preston Place still smoldered on Sunday.  And yet, as the flames ignited their neighbors’ belongings, ultimately claiming the life of one, several commenters immediately leapt to the prospect of redevelopment on the lot. “Too soon,” leapt to my mind as I read those comments.  […]

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Allie Beth Allman Sets Fund for Agents Affected by Preston Place Fire (UPDATE 2)

By Jon Anderson / March 4, 2017 / 2 Comments

Kyle Crews alerts us to a GoFundMe site that has been setup for three Allie Beth Allman agents who reside at the now destroyed Preston Place condos. The fund was set up by Pierce Allman and Travis Mathews. As you know, the building was consumed by fire late Friday night, destroying the entire building. It appears […]

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Fierce Friday Night Blaze Destroys “Pink Wall” Preston Place Condos (FINAL UPDATE 3:45pm)

By Jon Anderson / March 4, 2017 / 31 Comments

A late Friday night fire continues to burn into the night at the Preston Place condos located at 6255 W. Northwest Highway (map). The three-story, 60-unit complex is located between the Athena and Preston Tower high-rises on the north side of Northwest Highway near Preston Road … very near the new Transwestern Laurel apartments currently […]

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