Current Planning

​Current Planning

​Code Amendments

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.

2018 Zoning Ordinance Advisory Committee Calendar
2017 Zoning Ordinance Advisory Committee Calendar

Zoning Ordinance Advisory Committee (ZOAC) Agendas​

City Plan Commission Workshop 

Park Land Dedication
DCA 178-003

CPC Briefing - November 9, 2018

Late Hours Overlay 
DCA 156-009​​

Voluntary Inclusionary Zoning
DCA 156-008​​

ZOAC Meeting - September 28, 2017

ZOAC Meeting - September 7, 2017

ZOA Meeting - August 17, 2017

ZOAC Meeting - August 3, 2017 

ZOAC Meeting - July 20, 2017

ZOAC Meeting - June 22, 2017

 ​Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU's)
DCA 156-006
​​​Parking Requirements for Retail and Personal Service Uses Utilizing Outdoor Areas
Paraphernalia Shop

DCA 156-004

Non-required Fences

DCA 156-001

Little Free Libraries/Book Exchange Structures

DCA 156-002

Outside Storage Use Provisions

DCA 078-016

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

​DCA 145-005

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 Januar​y 13, 2016.

​Article X.  The Landscape and Tree Preservation Regulations
DCA 145-002
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.  Briefing​
  • On June 8, 2017, CPC was briefed on Article X  Division 51A-10.100 and Division 51A-10.120 proposed amendments.  Briefing​
  • On June 22, 2017, CPC was briefed on Article X, Division 51A-10.130.  Briefing
  • On July 13, 2017, a CPC Workshop was held for briefing and discussion of Article X, Division 51A-10.100, "In General" and Division 10.120 "Landscaping".  Briefing

  • On August 10, 2017, a CPC Workshop will be held to continue briefing and discussion of Article X, Division 51A-10.100, "In General" and Division 10.120 "Landscaping".  Briefing


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