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.
Authorized Hearings in Progress
- Planned Development District No. 305 (Z128-223)
An area generally located on both sides of North Central Expressway with Carroll Avenue to the north, Hall Street to the south, Turtle Creek Boulevard to the west, and Ross Avenue to the east and consisting of approximately 116.62 acres.
- Planned Development District No. 317 (Z167-311)
The Cedars area, generally bounded by I-30 on the north, I-45 on the east, Santa Fe Railroad right-of-way on the south and the Union Pacific Railroad right-of-way on the west.
- Arts District (Z167-360)
This area is currently zoned Planned Development District No. 145, Planned Development District No. 708, and CA-1(A) Central Area District bound by St. Paul Street, San Jacinto Street, Central Expressway, and Woodall Rodgers Freeway.
- Planned Development District No. 621 (Z190-136)
Subdistricts 1, 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 1F, 1G, 1H, and 1I within Planned Development District No. 621, Old Trinity and Design District Special Purpose District; an area generally bounded Sylvan Avenue / Wycliff Avenue on the northwest, the meanders of the old channel of the Trinity River on the north, Interstate 35 on the east, Continental Avenue on the south, and the Trinity River Floodway on the west.
Completed Authorized Hearings (click here)