Preston Hollow Village Zoning Update
This Wednesday, May 24th, the Dallas City Council will vote on the zoning application for Preston Hollow Village that was previously approved by the Dallas City Plan Commission on April 27, 2017. The final wording of this zoning application was approved by your Windsor Park Task Force and we have been assured that no changes have been made to this document.
This is an informational update and no action is required. Again we thank all our Windsor Park neighbors for their support over the last 13 years. Your active participation by giving the City Plan Commission and the City Council your opinion on this zoning case is what ultimately made the difference and persuaded the Applicant to accept our suggestions.
Preston Hollow Village has filed a request to change the zoning on undeveloped land in Preston Hollow Village that will adversely impact our neighborhood. We need YOUR participation in voicing your opinion to the city by writing an email. Details and where to send are explained below. Please send your emails/letters in by January 21st in order to influence the developer to modify the zoning language prior to the first zoning hearing.
Dear Windsor Park Neighbors:
Zoning Case (Z156-155) regarding Preston Hollow Village (PHV) has now
been posted for a hearing before the City Plan Commission (CPC) for
Thursday, February 16, 2017. The zoning application in the form
presented by the developer is not acceptable to any of the three
neighboring HOAs (The Meadows, Glen Lakes and Windsor Park) and
therefore we are in
the application in its present language.
I ask that you take the time today to send an
email to all of the following individuals expressing your opposition to
the zoning case for the reasons suggested below. A history of this case
is presented below for your review. Thank you for your cooperation and
support. Please note that the subject property falls within District 11,
but is directly across Walnut Hill from District 13 which includes Glen
Lakes and Windsor Park. History has shown that the CPC and the City
Council (CC) do respond to a high level of citizen involvement. The
applicant/developer may also respond to our desire for a mutually
acceptable agreement prior to the hearing date if he senses a strong
level of opposition from the neighborhood.
Your email does count, it gives us leverage in
our continuing negotiations - please use it.
Re: Zoning Case Z156-155 (Preston Hollow
District 11: Jaynie Schultz:
District 13: Margot Murphy:
District 11: Lee Kleinman;
District 13: Jennifer Gates:
Mayor: Mike Rawlings:
Chair: Gloria Tarpley:
Staff: Sharon Hurd:
Please send a copy of your email to
firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can monitor the responses from
Suggested reasons to oppose:
A major exit road for the PHV mixed-use development through a gated
townhouse community (Tract A).
Lack of an owner/developer written commitment to fully build out Tract A
in a timely manner.
Lack of an owner/developer written commitment to forever ban
Multi-Family housing (apartments) from the gated townhouse community
Lack of an owner/developer written commitment to produce an enforceable
traffic management program.
Alternatively you could simply state that your opposition is for the
reasons that have been identified by the Joint Task Force. The Joint
Task Force (JTF) is the organized combined effort of all three
Please note that it is important to provide in
the email your name, home address and the zoning case number –
If you personally know any of the individuals
listed above, please don’t hesitate to call them and verbally express
your opposition to this zoning case. Additionally, if your home has more
than one owner (e.g., husband and wife) be advised that each owner can
send an individual email in opposition.
Your representatives to the Joint Task Force from
Windsor Park (Terry Haines, John Bradley and Jerry Bradley) have been
working on this project for over 12 years. In 2006 (after two years of
negotiations) we reached an acceptable compromise with the then owner
and the developer. There were subsequent negotiations spanning a couple
of years with the then owner and developer for an additional zoning
change. We were close to a mutual agreement when the then owner lost the
property in foreclosure. The property was then acquired by the current
owner in 2010 and the developer remained the same. Negotiations with
this owner/developer for this zoning change have been ongoing since
The only way to defeat this zoning application in
its present form and effectively motivate the owner/developer to reach a
mutually acceptable agreement is to convince the members of the City
Plan Commission and the City Council that the neighbors are in
opposition for good and valid reasons. Now is the time that we need your
help to take a moment and email the two members of the City Plan
Commission and the two members of the City Council who will be making
the decision that will impact the long-term future value of the
What’s All the Fuss About?
PHV is zoned into eight different tracts. The
owner/developer has asked for an increase in density (additional square
footage), height and multi-family units in the seven tracts east of
Tract A – Tract A being the tract furthest to the west and adjoining The
Meadows and zoned for townhomes. In a spirit of compromise, after years
of negotiations, the JTF has reached an agreement on these points with
the owner/developer. We are not opposed to quality development at PHV.
If we make concessions on additional development on non-Tract A land,
then the owner/developer needs to compromise and recognize our need to
preserve Tract A as originally intended as a transition of a gated
townhouse community between the single family homes of The Meadows and
Glen Lakes and the mixed use development of the balance of PHV.
The remaining points of contention primarily are
The owner/developer wants to put a road through
Tract A (Tract A being a gated townhouse community) that would allow
non-Tract A multi-family and commercial traffic to exit PHV through
The owner/developer has not complied with the existing zoning ordinance
to begin his buildout of townhomes in Tract A. This raises questions
about the future intentions of the owner/developer regarding Tract A.
There is a concern that he could request a future zoning change that
would make some or all of Tract A multi-family land.
When built out, the traffic ingressing and egressing PHV will be a
neighborhood problem. The owner/developer has resisted producing a
written, enforceable Traffic Management Plan that would moderate the
expected traffic congestion – especially along Walnut Hill and the
southbound Central Expressway service road.
Questions or Comments
Neighbors, please don’t hesitate to reach out and
contact us if you have any questions or comments:
You Can Help
Please send your emails voicing your opinions to
the City Officials listed above. We would like to get 100 emails from
Windsor Park expressing opposition to the zoning application. After your
JTF representatives have spent literally over 1,000 hours and 12 years
working on your behalf, we are now asking for your support. Take ten
minutes of your time to send your email today and make a difference for