Bachman Lake Needs Assessment Study
The specific Study Area is generally located along West Northwest
Highway between I-35 (western boundary) and Mixon Drive (eastern
boundary). The Dallas City Council adopted Resolution No. 04-2182 on
June 23, 2004 establishing a moratorium on the acceptance of
applications for building permits or certificates of occupancy for “nonresidential” properties within 500 feet of the north or south right-of-way line
of West Northwest Highway from Stemmons Freeway/I-35 to Mixon Drive.
Subsequent extensions of the moratorium have occurred on October 13,
2004 (Resolution No. 04-2965 – extending the moratorium until February 18,
2005), on February 9, 2005 (Resolution No. 05-0574 – extending the
moratorium until July 19, 2005) and on June 8, 2005 (Resolution No. 05-
The moratorium was enacted to allow the City Manager to perform
appropriate land use, zoning and urban design analyses, to call or
conduct all necessary hearings, evaluate alternatives, and prepare
recommendations for the City Council regarding proper zoning of
properties along the West Northwest Highway corridor.
The Bachman Lake/West Northwest Highway Needs Assessment Study is a
citizen-based study to review and address opportunities for improving the
quality of development to more closely meet the current needs of the
business and residential communities. The specific study area is generally
located along West Northwest Highway between I-35 (western boundary)
and Mixon Drive (eastern boundary).
Other plans in the area includes the Northwest Highway Urban Design Study.