CARD is a non-profit association that stands for Citizens Advocating Responsible Development. A volunteer association comprised of proven leaders in our community appointed by Council Member Gates to serve on the PD-15 Working Group and the PD-15 Steering Committee all of whom are residents of PD 15 and the surrounding area. Volunteers are coordinating a grass roots campaign to promote responsible development in PD-15. The members of CARD are residents and homeowners of: PD-15, Preston Hollow South, Preston Hollow East, Preston Hollow West, Devonshire, University Park, and the residents around Preston Center as well as the St. Michael's and All Angels Episcopal Church.
THE CARD PLAN CONTINUES TO ADVOCATE RESPONSIBLE DEVELOPMENT.
HEIGHT - The City's Plan allows for as many as two (2) 22 story High-Rise apartment buildings along NW Hwy.,
and as many as four 8 story mid-rise apartment buildings on the north of PD-15.
DENSITY - The City's Plan would make PD-15 the most densely packed neighborhood north of Uptown at 125 units per acre instead of the current 52 units per acre.
SETBACK - The City's Plan allows high-rise towers to be build built 30 feet closer to NW Hwy than the two existing towers. The new setback would be 70 feet from NW Hwy instead of the current 100 feet.
WHAT ARE THE CONCERNS ABOUT THE CITY'S PLAN FOR PD-15?
TRAFFIC - No plan for the circulation of traffic within PD-15 has been proposed. The absence of any regulations for the flow of traffic means more congestion, noise, and overflow traffic traveling through the surrounding neighborhoods.
INFRASTRUCTURE - The City's Plan does not include any improvements to meet the demand of new development. Improvements to the existing waste and storm water sewers, neighborhood streets, sidewalks, and street lighting have not been addressed. Nor have provisions been made for moving vans, trash trucks, delivery vehicles, and ride share companies.
Multiple year construction projects mean major disruptions to utilities, damage to the existing, alleys, public and private streets. More tall buildings means reduced sunlight, air, visibility, views and the loss of many mature shade trees. These factors combine to lower property values.
DENSITY - The number of units could more than double from 540 to 1,300. Those 760 new apartments could double the number of people and cars being added to the existing density of PD-15. The most recent traffic data available from the City states that traffic in our neighborhood will double after the completion of the proposed new developments.
HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?
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SCROLL DOWN FOR THE CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL LISTED BELOW. PLEASE CONTACT THEM AND VOICE YOUR OPPOSITION TO THE AMENDMENTS TO PD-15 ENACTED BY THE CITY.
2019-21 Mayor and City Council Office 1500 Marilla St Suite 5FN Dallas, Texas 75201 Carrie Rogers – Director 214.670.5682 O 972.998.7576 C firstname.lastname@example.org Ammie Taylor 214.670.4050 Chloe Pinales 214.670.3964 Tatjana Williams 214.671.8529 Jaylene Solache 214.671.5267 Camille Choice 214.671.5419 Anna Roberts
Eric Johnson – Mayor 214.670.3301 Mary.Elbanna@dallascityhall.com
B. Adam McGough – District 10 Deputy Mayor Pro Tem 214.670.5958 Adam.McGough@dallascityhall.com Christina.Collins@dallascityhall.com Brianna.Lopez@dallascityhall.com Stedman.Valentine@dallascityhall.com
Int. Effective 6/24/19
On September 11, 2019 the Dallas City Council voted unanimously to pass the amendments to PD15 over the objections of 80% of the homeowners in and within 200 feet of PD15. The objections of homeowners in the Preston Hollow East Neighborhood Association were also ignored.
One person remains responsible for not acting in the best interest of the people who reside in PD15.
One person remains responsible for ignoring the overwhelming opposition to her decision to permit overdevelopment in PD15 to occur unabated.
The same person who proclaimed publicly to have the best interest of her constituents at heart betrayed our community and enabled developers to double the traffic and density in our community.
The person who should have been protecting our neighborhood negotiate with the developer ignored our repeated attempts to reach a fair compromise with the developer.
JENNIFER STAUBACH GATES
She promised to abide by the provisions of the Preston and Northwest Highway Area Plan, but abandoned this plan crafted by the majority of homeowners in the area just three months after it was unanimously approved by the Dallas City Council.
She promised underground parking would be required, but it is not.
She promised that non-reflective would be requires, but removed that requirement.
She promised to ensure that the Residential Proximity Slope (RPS) in the new zoning regulations, but the points system allows the Multi-family RPS can now be easily omitted by the developer.
That broken promise allowed the setbacks to be changes so that four 8 story buildings can be constructed just 20 feet from the alley separating the new buildings from the existing two story condos. The original setback provided that the distance between those buildings would be 50 feet.
She allowed the setback from Northwest highway to be reduced from 100 feet to 70 feet.
She promised tower spacing and proper setbacks would be required, but those can now be easily eliminated by the developer.
SHE BROKE HER PROMISES TO OUR COMMUNITY AND MADE SURE THAT THE DEVELOPERS GOT EVERYTHING THEY WANTED AND MUCH MORE!