On Monday night, members of the task force charged with steering future development around Preston Center had some fun. In fact, they partied like it’s 1989.
That year is when the city of Dallas adopted recommendations from the Preston Center Area Transition Study, which focused on new zoning regulations in the area in response to new city zoning codes.
As part of that study, recommendations included a comprehensive traffic study for Preston Center every five years. In addition, the second level of the city-owned public parking garage in the aging retail center would be reserved for employees of the surrounding businesses.
But no traffic studies were ever commissioned. And nobody followed through on enforcement of the suggested parking guidelines.