Current Planning

​Current Planning

​Zoning Dis​tricts - Residential - MF-1(A) and MF-1(SAH) - Multifamily District

​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

Minimum front yard is:

15 feet

Side Yard

Minimum side yard is:

No minimum side yard for single family structures

Minimum side yard for duplex structures is 5 feet

Minimum side yard for other permitted structures is 10 feet

Rear Yard

Minimum rear yard is:

No minimum rear yard for single family structures

Minimum rear yard for duplex structures is 10 feet

Minimum rear yard for other permitted structures is 15 feet

A minimum rear yard of 10 feet may be provided when a building site backs on a district other than residential, except for MF(A) district

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: 36 feet

Note: If height over 26 feet, structure may not be located in residential proximity slope originating in Residential, Duplex or TH district

MF-1(A) Dwelling Unit Density

No maximum dwelling unit density

MF-1(SAH) Dwelling Unit Density

Maximum Dwelling Unit Density

Dwelling Unit per net acre

Percentage of SAH Units ProvidedDwelling Units Permitted


No maximum floor area ratio

Lot Coverage

Maximum lot coverage is:

60% for residential structures

25% for nonresidential structures

Aboveground parking structures are included in lot calculations

Surface parking lots and underground parking structures are not included.

Lot Size

Minimum lot area per dwelling unit is as follows:

Type of structureMinimum lot area
per dwelling unit
Single family3,000 sq. ft.
Duplex3,000 sq. ft.
No separate bedroom1,000 sq. ft.
One bedroom1,400 sq. ft.
Two bedrooms1,800 sq. ft.
More than two bedrooms  200 sq. ft.
(Add this amount for 
each bedroom over  two)
 200 sq.  ft.


No maximum number of stories

Off-Street Parking

See Use Regulations for Off-Street Parking Requirements

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 group of eight single family structures must be provided by plat

Primary Use


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