The purpose of the Special Provision Sign District (SPSD) is to establish a geographic area where standard sign regulations are modified to be more restrictive, or in some cases more lenient, than what the normal provisions for signs in the Dallas Development Code allow. The established geographic areas need to have a unique character and special development potential. Special regulations are then required to enhance, preserve, and develop the character, quality, and property values of the designated areas.
In SPSD's a Certificate of Appropriateness (CA) must be obtained prior to the issuance of a sign permit. Applications are submitted at Building Inspection at the Oak Cliff Municipal Center, 320 E. Jefferson Boulevard Dallas, TX 75203, and are reviewed by the Department of Sustainable Development and Construction. If the application meets certain conditions, it is reviewed and approved or denied by the Director of Sustainable Development and Construction (e.g. if sign area is 50 sq. ft. or less). If the sign does not meet these conditions, the Special Sign District Advisory Committee (SSDAC) or Arts District Sign Advisory Committee (ADSAC) will review the application and make a recommendation to the City Plan Commission. The calendar and deadlines for the SSDAC/ADSAC is here.
For information concerning the SPSD process contact Steve Long at (214) 670-4666.