District 13


​​​Council Member Jennifer Staubach Gates

City Council District 13​

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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

First, I would like to thank all of those who supported me during the campaign and have given me the opportunity to serve as your  elected Council Member for District 13. I am honored to have this opportunity to represent District 13 on the City Council, and I will continue to learn, research, and explore City Council issues so I can best represent you as your Council Member....

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News and Updates​

  • Fall 2017 Newsletter
  • The Dallas Water Utilities​ is replacing the pump station at Walnut Hill and Hillcrest. Demolition of the old pump station and reservoir is now complete. The overall project is 55% complete and it is expected that the first half of the pump station will be placed into service in early Summer 2018.  Overall construction activities for this project will last through Fall of 2019.  Dallas Water Utilities will revisit the landscape plan and engage the Ad Hoc Committee beginning in January 2018. The Planned Development (PD) requires the building official to approve the inventory all plants in the final landscape plan and Council will be required to approve the contract prior to implementation of the final landscape plan.  For more information on this project please see the Walcrest Pump Station Fact Sheet here and visit www.walcrest.org 

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District 13 Street Update​​

  • Dallas Water Utilities is constructing new water and wastewater mains from LBJ FWY & Dallas North Tollway South to Northaven Road. Work started in March 2017 with an estimated completion date of April 2018, weather permitting. Construction crews are quickly approaching the end of laying pipe on Inwood Road from Northaven Road to Willow Lane. By the start of this week, October 30th, crews will be at the intersection of Inwood Road and Willow Lane. There is a manhole to set and approximately 40 feet to connect at this intersection. DWU crews will close Willow Lane from 7:00 am-7:00pm daily to complete this work. Staff have met with Jesuit Prep School about Willow Lane being closed starting October 30th. Students will be able to park on Willow but they will have to leave west towards Welch Road. There will be 2 lanes on Inwood during the afternoon for pick-up for approximately two weeks. For more information, please click the following link:   Project Information Sheet (December 2017 Update)
  • Dallas Water Utilities is constructing new water and wastewater mains from Preston Road northeast (PID 4954) in the easement.  The contractor will begin working in this area during the third week of November 2017 and is scheduled to be completed spring 2017.  For more information, please click the following link: Dist 11 13 Easement west of Camellia Drive
  • Dallas Water Utilities is constructing new water and wastewater mains on Prestonshire Lane  from Edgemere Road to Hillcrest Road (PID #5531). The contractor began working in this area during the week of June 19, 2017 and is scheduled to be complete during the winter of 2017/2018. The new pipelines have been installed and tested.  The new line has been released to be put in service and will be released for final paving restoration once the line is put in service. For more information, please click the following link: Prestonshire Lane
  • Dallas Water Utilities is constructing new water and wastewater mains on Preston Park Drive from Stanford Avenue to Lovers Lane (PID #3023). The contractor began working in this area during the week of August 14, 2017 and is scheduled to be complete during the winter of 2017/2018. The new pipelines have been installed and are being tested. Once testing is complete, the contractor will make final tie-ins and be released for paving restoration. For more information, please click the following link: Preston Park Drive
  • Dallas Water Utilities is constructing new water and wastewater mains on Pebblebrook Drive from Inwood Road west (PID #2878). The contractor will begin working in this area during the week of November 6, 2017 and is scheduled to be complete during the winter of 2017/2018For more information, please click the following link:  Pebblebrook Drive
  • Dallas Water Utilities is constructing new water and wastewater mains on Royal Lane from Cromwell Drive west (PID #4616).  The contractor began working in this area the week of April 24, 2017 and is scheduled to be completed the end of spring 2018. The water and wastewater lines have been installed and the contractor is transferring services and scheduling the remaining tie-ins. The contractor has been released to begin final paving restoration and will begin this phase of construction soon. For more information on this project, please click the following link:​ Royal Lane 
  • Dallas Water Utilities is constructing new water and wastewater mains on  Lovers Lane from Taos Road to Elsby Avenue (PID #4801). The contractor will began working in this area the week of October 23, 2017 and is scheduled to be complete during the winter of 2017/2018.  For more information on this project, please click on the following link:  Lovers Lane
  • Dallas Water Utilities is constructing new water and wastewater mains on Taos Road from Lovers Lane south (PID #4802). The contractor began working in this area the week of October 30, 2017 and is scheduled to be complete during the winter of 2017/2018. For more information on this project, please click on the following link:Taos Road
  • Dallas Water Utilities has scheduled a pipeline replacement project on Whirlaway Road from Webb Chapel Road to Webb Garden Drive. The contractor began working in this area during the week of October 30, 2017 and is scheduled to be complete during the winter of 2017/2018, weather permitting. For more information on this project, please click​ on the following link: Whirlaway Road.
  • Dallas Water Utilities completed their street repair on Walnut Hill Lane in August 2017. Unfortunately, the street repair budget within the contract does not allow them to repair the entire street. Due to the amount of pavement replaced for the DWU project, The City of Dallas Public Works Department felt it was in the best interest of the City to continue the repair of the remaining pavement. There are significant failures in the pavement that could compromise the newly replaced pavement. Construction should last for 4 to 5 more weeks. Staff has been in contact with Ursuline Academy about traffic control and congestion around the school and are working with them.
  • Dallas Water Utilities is having a pipeline project in the Easement southwest of Stonegate Road from Briarwood Lane northeast. The contractor will begin working during the week beginning Monday, August 21, 2017 and is scheduled to be complete the end of Fall 2017. For more information on this project please click  this link: Dist 13 Easement southwest of Stonegate Road
  •   ​Dallas Water Utilities is constructing new water and wastewater mains on Skillman Street from Larmanda to Abrams Road (PID 4923). - Council District 9, 13, & 14.  The contractor will begin working in this area the week of April 24, 2017 and is scheduled to be completed winter 2017/2018. For more information on this project, please click Skillman Street
  • The North Texas Tollway Authority will begin an improvement project on the Dallas North Tollway (DNT) between Harvest Hill Road and Interstate 35E in April 2017. The two-year project will include replacing the tollway's center barrier and pavement. The work will occur within the cities of Dallas, University Park and Highland Park.​ To minimize traffic impacts, the improvement work will be conducted during off peak hours at night and during some weekends. Some temporary lane and ramp closures may be needed. While the barrier is being removed and replaced, the work will be noisy, and the main lanes of the DNT will need to be narrowed. Throughout the project, NTTA plans to the public informed through a variety of communications tools including e-newsletters, lane and ramp closure announcements, information posted on NTTA.org, traffic advisories, social media posts and when needed, community meetings. The Project Fact Sheet explains the DNT overlay and barrier project.​

 

​District 13 Zoning Change Applications​​   

  • ​​​Z156-237​ 3740 W Northwest Highway Quik Trip Corporation. Deferred at Council Meeting on 4/27/2016 Pending CPC 11/09/2017
  • Z167-287  6631 Larmanda Street @ Skillman Relocate driveway location to accomodated retail use. In review.
  • Z167-338 8182 Manderville Ln Expansion and reduction of subdistricts D and C to allow for a senior living campus development. In review.
  • Z167-374   7402 Greenville Avenue SUP renewal for sale of alcoholic beverages in conjunction with a restaurant. In review
  • Z167-393  3877 Walnut Hill Lane-The Cambridge School of Dallas.  SUP renewal for a private school. In review.
  • Z167-405  3978 Killion Drive SUP request for unmanned wireless facility consisting of communication tower, connecting cables and ground equipment.
  • Z178-116   5858 W. NW Highway Request to ammend PDD 314 to provide for a financial institution with a drive-through facility.
  • Z167-234  Midway and Northwest Highway Request to amend SUP for cell tower across from Central Market on Midway.

 

          District 13 Board4635  of Adjustmen​t Applications

  • BDA167-105  9203 Sunnybrook Lane Special Exception for fence in the front yard.
  • BDA167-108   6347 Lupton Drive Special Exception of visibility obstruction.
  • BDA167-109   4931 W. Lovers Lane Variance of 5 ft setback and Special Exception for parking spaces
  • BDA 167-122  4635 Park Lane Variance. 3 feet 10 inches to the building hight requirement.
  • BDA167-131  4907 Deloache Special Exception for fence panels with less than 50% open surface within 5' of property line.
  • BDA167-131   10564 Lennox Special exception for fence to make front and side fence consistent with existing fence.