September 21, 2014

  • TWU Honors Hawkins For Leadership

    Ralph Hawkins

    Ralph Hawkins

    Preston Hollow resident Ralph Hawkins will be the guest of honor on Tuesday, when Texas Woman’s University announces him as the recipient of the 13th annual Virginia Chandler Dykes Leadership Award.

    Hawkins was chairman of HKS Inc. for 12 years and is the chairman-elect for the Dallas Regional Chamber. He has been a strong proponent of education among his philanthropic activities, especially for healthcare and architecture students.

    Hawkins will join a list of award recipients that includes Lindalyn Bennett Adams, Joel Allison, Mary Brinegar, Charles and Susan Cooper, Caroline Rose Hunt, Kathleen Mason, Patricia and Curtis Meadows, Geraldine “Tincy” Miller, T. Boone Pickens, Myrna D. Schlegel and Kimberly Schlegel Whitman, Marnie and Kern Wildenthal, and Gretchen and Sonny Williams.

    The invitation-only reception will be at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Alex Camp House at the Dallas Arboretum.

    By Todd Jorgenson Sep. 21, 2014 | 4:51 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • September 18, 2014

  • Wondering What Happened to Anthony Kim?

    Anthony Kim

    Anthony Kim

    There’s a fascinating story posted by Sports Illustrated this week on Anthony Kim, the former Preston Hollow resident and PGA Tour golfer who seemed almost to vanish from the limelight at the peak of his career.

    Part of the dilemma could be an eight-figure insurance policy — stemming from a 2012 injury — that Kim, 29, can only cash if he never plays professionally again. Like I said, a terrific story about a fascinating guy.

    By Todd Jorgenson Sep. 18, 2014 | 11:31 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • September 10, 2014

  • Transwestern Abandons Apartment Plans

    Real-estate development firm Transwestern has abandoned its plans to build a luxury apartment complex at the northeast corner of Northwest Highway and Preston Road.

    The company had been under contract to purchase about three acres at the site and build a six-story multifamily complex to replace an aging collection of condos and townhomes.

    The decision marks another victory for a group of influential local homeowners, including former Dallas Mayor Laura Miller, who peppered Transwestern with concerns about the proposed height and density of the project on a congested street.

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    By Todd Jorgenson Sep. 10, 2014 | 2:16 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • August 30, 2014

  • Highland House Proposal Withdrawn

        Crosland Group's Highland House project is now being proposed at 22 stories instead of the original 29.

    This rendering shows how Preston Center might have looked with Highland House. Now, it won’t.

    Remember Highland House? Chances are if you live around Preston Center, you do. It was the proposed 23-story apartment building proposed by the Crosland Group that was scaled back a couple of times in response to opposition from community members over its height and density.

    That same opposition led to the Dallas Plan Commission tabling the necessary rezoning case this spring to pave the way for a land-use study for the Preston Center area. Now comes word that Crosland has withdrawn its plans for the Westchester space, and that the land has been sold to former Dallas City Council candidate Leland Burk.

    The Dallas Morning News has more details on the latest development in this ongoing saga.

    By Todd Jorgenson Aug. 30, 2014 | 11:01 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • August 26, 2014

  • Developer Brings Mixed-Use Complex to PH

    Preston Hollow Village

    Here’s a rendering of Preston Hollow Village, which has broken ground at the northwest corner of North Central Expressway and Walnut Hill Lane. (Photo courtesy of Provident Realty Advisors)

    In a neighborhood known for stability and tradition when it comes to restaurants and retail, the new kid on the block will definitely stand out.

    Construction is under way on the first phase of Preston Hollow Village, a 42-acre development at the northwest corner of North Central Expressway and Walnut Hill Lane, and a few tenants might open their doors before the end of this year.

    The development — which will mix retail, office, and residential uses — is the first of its kind in Preston Hollow and will be the largest commercial development in the area in decades.

    Read More…

    By Todd Jorgenson Aug. 26, 2014 | 6:30 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • August 8, 2014

  • Homeowner to Agents: ‘ … And a New Car!’

    The owner of 5139 Seneca Drive really wants to sell his Bluffview home. He’s offering a custom 2013 Mercedes SL550 to the real-estate agent who brings in a buyer. Not too shabby, eh? Chad Schulin with Dave Perry-Miller has the listing, at a cool $10,988,000. I really just want to know about the “child’s hobbit room” listed in the description.

    By Sarah Bennett Aug. 8, 2014 | 11:32 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • August 2, 2014

  • Henry S. Miller Set the Scene

    The Miller family opened shop in 1914, becoming a leader in Dallas real estate. (Photos Courtesy: Henry S. Miller Company)

    The Miller family opened shop in 1914, becoming a leader in Dallas real estate. (Photos Courtesy: Henry S. Miller Company)

    Mogul helped transform Village into destination

    In 1976, Highland Park Village did not embody the presence, fine dining, and shopping that we enjoy today. It was in a state of disorder. The grounds looked shabby, there was an odd mix of tenants, and investors showed little interest in the property.

     Until the Henry S. Miller Company stepped in.

    Rather than selling the property like they were originally hired to do, Henry S. Miller Jr. and his son, Vance Miller, saw great potential and acquired the land themselves.

    The father-son duo set out to revamp the image of the landmark by renovating, landscaping, and letting proper tenants.

    The company brought in Ralph Lauren, creating the first lease of its kind with a retail store.

    Read More…

    By Jacie Scott Aug. 2, 2014 | 2:00 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • July 29, 2014

  • Summer Heat Cools Down Housing Market

    As Mother Nature turns up the Texas heat this summer, the local housing market has started to cool down.

    But that doesn’t necessarily reflect a negative trend for buyers or sellers in the Park Cities and Preston Hollow. It’s more of a product of the desire of homeowners to escape for the summer.

    “The more affluent areas of town have more people that go out of town for the summer, so they’re not as apt to be searching for property,” said Brady Moore, an agent with Dave Perry-Miller and Associates. “I feel like it’s finally starting to settle down a little bit lately.” Read More…

    By Todd Jorgenson Jul. 29, 2014 | 3:00 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • June 30, 2014

  • Residents Can Get Sam’s Club Update Tonight

    Construction will begin soon on a new Walmart/Sam's complex at the southwest corner of Midway Road and LBJ Freeway.

    Construction will begin soon on a new Sam’s Club at the southwest corner of Midway Road and LBJ Freeway.

    Construction of a new Sam’s Club will be the primary topic at a meeting of the Glen Meadow Estates Homeowners Association tonight.

    The meeting is open to all residents of Glen Meadows Estates, Rosser Park and Las Colonitas, and will begin at 7 p.m. in the private party room at Midway Point Restaurant.

    Steve McCoy, project manager for EMJ Corp., will update residents on the demolition of the Northridge and Spanish Point apartment complexes, as well as the Midway Road shopping center, and provide information on construction of the upcoming Sam’s next to Walmart at the southwest corner of Midway and LBJ Freeway.

    The project also is affecting residents along the alley between Flintridge Drive and Harvest Hill Road, who can vote at the meeting whether to temporarily make the alley a one-way for about 90 days while EMJ builds a retaining wall.

    By Todd Jorgenson Jun. 30, 2014 | 2:29 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • June 5, 2014

  • Catch ‘Downsizing’ Seminar at Park City Club

    With many families looking to downsize as parents get older, you may want to pick up some tips at the “Downsizing Made Easy” seminar from 3 to 5 p.m. on July 10 at the Park City Club.

    The seminar will be given by Dave Perry Miller & Associates agent Angela McCants and Moving Memories & Mementos CEO Tach Branch-Dogans, along with Greg Dodd from Seniors Helping Seniors and Price Newton of Summit Financial Group.

    Find out what questions to ask before a move, what to look for in senior-living options, and how to navigate estate sales. Contact Angela McCants for more info.

    By Sarah Bennett Jun. 5, 2014 | 11:10 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
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