Requests for amendments to the Dallas Development Code are submitted to the Sustainable Development and Construction department. Requests are distributed to the planning staff, Building Inspection, developers and neighborhood groups for input. The Zoning Ordinance Advisory Committee (ZOAC), which is a committee of the City Plan Commission, normally reviews all information that relates to the proposed amendment. This information includes the request and background information. ZOC will hold a public hearing to receive input from interested parties and make a recommendation to the City Plan Commission. The City Plan Commission and City Council will also hold public hearings prior to any change to the Development Code. The City Council makes the final decisions on all Development Code amendments.
For information concerning the Development Code Amendments process call 214-670-4209.
2017 Zoning Ordinance Advisory Committee Calendar
Late Hours Overlay
Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU's)
Parking Requirements for Retail and Personal Service Uses Utilizing Outdoor Areas
Little Free Libraries/Book Exchange Structures
Outside Storage Use Provisions
City Council approved ordinance October 29, 2015
On October 23, 2014, the City Plan Commission (CPC) held this item under advisement until December 4, 2014 when the City Plan Commission approved Staff and Zoning Ordinance Committee recommended changes.
City Council's Quality of Life & Environment Committee was briefed on this matter on May 26, August 10, and August 24, 2015.
On August 24, 2015, the Quality of Life & Environment Committee recommended taking the amendment to the full Council. The Committee supported the majority of the CPC's recommended actions. However, the Committee differed with CPC on the instances when outside storage in the IM District must be screened; the allowable screening materials for this use in the IM District; the compliance periods; and the special exception process for the outside storage use in the IM District. In the draft ordinance these differences are indicated with boxed text.
Tower/Antenna for Cellular Communications Regulations
City Council approved ordinance January 13, 2016
On May 21, 2015, CPC recommended approval. It was briefed to the Economic Development Council Committee on September 8, 2015, October 19, 2015, and November 16, 2015 when recommended to taking the amendment to the full Council. Council approved on January 13, 2016.
Article X. The Landscape and Tree Preservation Regulations
Catalog to Resources and References
Article X Draft Ordinance (5/16/17)
- On February 16, 2017, ZOAC recommended to move the amendments to CPC
- On April 27, 2017, CPC was briefed on an overview of Article X and key amendments. CPC Overview
- On May 18, 2017, CPC will receive another briefing and the item will be on the agenda to receive public input only; it will not be an action item.