Aerial shot of 42 acres of Preston Hollow Village

Aerial shot of 42 acres of Preston Hollow Village.

On July 11 the Dallas City Plan Commission will review plans for the 42 acres at North Central and Walnut Hill that will become Preston Hollow Village.

Provident Realty Group and Kroenke Holdings’ plans are to start with the first phase of building, which will initially encompass a Trader Joe’s and other retailers.

In May 2012, Advocate senior editor Emily Toman reported on the announcement of the incoming of Trader Joe’s and future development, which has already been approved by the city.

District 11 Councilman Lee Kleinman says the plan commission will review components of the developers’ plans to make sure they comply with the PD [plan development] for the site.

We now know the plan is to develop 140 single-family lots, 11 common areas and 10 nonresidential lots, according to the plan commission agenda.

Kleinman says the first phase of the development is expected to begin this year though the initial development of Trader Joe’s was delayed because there were issues with where the grocer wanted to build their loading dock.

“It should pass the commission,” Kleinman says.

Advocate left messages for Provident Realty President Leon Backes; David Cossum, the assistant director in Sustainable Development and Construction at city hall; and Dallas Cothrum, executive vice president with Masterplan, the firm representing the developers.

None of our phone calls were returned at the time of publication, but we will update you as soon as we hear word.

In the meantime, the Dallas Morning News reports neighbors around the 42-acre site are upset the Trader Joe’s won’t face Walnut Hill, parking will be allowed on the street, and some buildings will be as tall as 12 stories.

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