Current Planning

​Current Planning

​Zoning Districts - Central Area - CA-2(A)

The attached documents list the general guidelines to the Yard, Lot and Space Regulations. There may be exceptions to this information. See 51A-4.100 of the Dallas Development Code for specific details.

Front Yard

No minimum front yard

Side Yard

  • 5 feet for duplex structures
  • 10 feet for multifamily structures 36 feet or less in height no minimum in all other cases

Rear Yard

  • 10 feet for duplex structures
  • 15 feet for multifamily structures 36 feet or less in height
  • No minimum in all other cases
  • Setbacks may be greater or lesser due to exceptions in the Dallas Development Code, exceptions include, but not limited to, platted building lines and more restrictive zoning district setbacks in the same block.


Maximum structure height is: Any legal height

Dwelling Unit Density

No maximum dwelling unit density

Floor Area Ratio

20.0 - Maximum floor area ratio

Lot Coverage

100% lot coverage

Lot Size

  • Minimum lot area per dwelling unit is as follows:
    1000 square feet for single family 
    2500 square feet for duplex 
    Multifamily measure by
  • No bedroom - add 50sf, 1 bedroom - add 65sf, 2 bedroom - add 75sf, each bedroom over 2 - add 10sf


No maximum number of stories

Off-Street Parking

  • 1 space for each 2000 sf for new building or an addition to an existing building which exceeds 5000 sf
  • 1 space for each 2000 sf for Multifamily
  • No off-street parking is required for building with 5000 sf or less of floor area
  • 2 spaces for each dwelling unit in duplex
  • 2 spaces for each single family

Off-Street Loading

See Use Regulations for Off-Street Loading Requirements

Landscape Regulations

See Article X

Additional Provisions

Single family structure spacing: In this district, a minimum of 15 feet between each group of eight single family structures must be provided by plat

For additional information about the Yard, Lot and Space Regulations, please call Building Inspection, 214-948-4480 and ask for Zoning.