The City of Dallas Development Code provides that either the City Council or City Plan Commission may authorize a hearing to consider proper zoning in an area. This differs from typical zoning applications in that property owners have not made an application to change the zoning, the City Council or City Plan Commission initiates a process whereby proper zoning can be determined. Once initiated the same requirements for public hearings apply. There will be a public hearing before the City Plan Commission, and a second public hearing in front of City Council prior to a decision being made on a zoning proposal which has been initiated through the authorized hearing process.
To date, the authorized hearings have been processed in order by the date they were initiated. The new method for determining the order allows the City to leverage City efforts, funding, or other activities related to development in the area of an authorized hearing, by assigning points based on this set of criteria.
As authorized hearings are considered by either the City Council or the City Plan Commission, a list showing the placement of the proposed authorized hearing will be provided. The list will be provided prior to the public hearing to consider initiating the proposed authorized hearing.
The criteria for each authorized hearing will be reviewed on a quarterly basis to determine if changes have occurred in the area to warrant a change in the order. Changes such as a recently adopted land use plan or a significant infrastructure project starting within the next six months would garner additional points and may elevate the authorized hearing on the list.
Any changes to the list will be distributed to the City Council and the City Plan Commission as well as reflected on this webpage.
Singleton, Boulevard, Bedford, Borger, Chicago and Duluth Streets, (Z189-241)This area is currently zoned IR Industrial Research and is an generally bounded by Singleton Boulevard on the north, Borger Street on the east, including the southeast corner of Singleton Boulevard and Borger Street, the south side of Duluth Street on the south, and a line running north/ south intersecting the terminus of Bedford Street and Duluth Street on the west, and containing approximately 9.26 acres.
Tenth Street Historic District and PD 388 (Z189-348)Planned Development District 388 with Historic Overlay No. 10, Elizabeth Chapel, and Historic Overlay No. 60, the Tenth Street Historic District in an area generally bounded by Eighth Street, a D.P.&L Company right-of-way, Clarendon Drive, Fleming Avenue, and I-35 (South R.L. Thornton Freeway).
Floral Farms (Z189-341)An area generally bounded by Julius Schepps Freeway to the west, McCommas Bluff Road to the south, Union Pacific Railroad to the east, and River Oaks Road to the north, containing approximately 522.18 acres.
Click here to review any previously completed Authorized Hearing cases (Updated 1/5/2023)