The Athena

The Athena’s Management Company Terminates 28-Year Contract With Building

By Candy Evans / September 19, 2019 / 9 Comments

Property management company Intercity Investments tendered its resignation at the Athena. The firm gave the HOA only 30 days notice, due to a high level of harassment from residents. “Our firm is no longer willing to subject our staff to behaviors which could be described as designed to harass and intimidate others into compliance with […]

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PD-15: Revisiting My Plans and Predictions in The Aftermath

By Jon Anderson / September 18, 2019 / 0 Comments

“And that’s my fear. A city that is more lenient than the neighborhood, resulting in even more being built. Many think of the towers as being an aberration in the neighborhood. They’re not — they’re a harbinger.” I wrote those words in December 2017 after having resigned from the first PD-15 task force. The quote […]

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Barbara Dewberry: PD-15 Needs Less Density, More Green Space, But No Public Parks

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / August 14, 2019 / 12 Comments

By Barbara Dewberry Guest Contributor   Last week in a CandysDirt.com column, Jon Anderson stated in reference to the Jennifer Gates called community meeting on August 7th that I said that, “the neighborhood doesn’t want green space.”   In fact, I said “We don’t want a public park,” and many people heard this.  The four acres that are […]

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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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Athena Double Unit Bows in at $1.1 Million: Are Preston Hollow Prices Coming to Pink Wall?

By Jon Anderson / February 21, 2017 / 9 Comments

The Athena is an odd duck of a high-rise.  Built in 1966 by the same Hal Anderson who developed Preston Tower, the Athena was originally marketed as a luxury property.  The units are large — four center 2/2 units with 1,543 square feet and four corner 3/3 units with 1,899 square feet (there are a […]

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Jon’s Completely Biased Residential High-Rise Awards, Part 3

By Jon Anderson / July 28, 2016 / 9 Comments

Part 3 continues … and ends … my self-serving, completely subjective high-rise awards based on equally dubious categories.  Click here if you missed Part 1 or Part 2. 8. Best Private Club Feel: Ritz Residences  

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