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Planned Development 15

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On Wednesday, September 11th the City Council will hold an Authorized Hearing to vote on the CPC and Staff recommendation for PD 15. Below we have included information regarding when and where the City Council meeting will be held as well as instructions for how to sign up to speak at the meeting. If you have strong feelings about PD 15, we encourage you to sign up to speak so the entire Council can hear your perspective.

When:Wednesday, September 11th at 6pm
Where:Dallas City Hall
            1500 Marilla St., Floor 6 (the red elevator)
             Dallas, TX 75201 

Signing Up to Speak
A speaker can sign-up prior to the public hearing by contacting the City Secretary's Office (https://dallascityhall.com/government/citysecretary/Pages/default.aspx) or can come down to the microphone when the case is called during the public hearing to speak.
Here is a link to the City Council Rules of Procedure regarding citizen speaker time limits: http://citysecretary2.dallascityhall.com/pdf/City_Council_Rules121818.pdf
Please reference Section 6.3 Citizen Speakers (pg 13-16). Specifically, see Section 6.3(d)(3) for time limits for citizen speakers for zoning changes:
(3) For called public hearings concerning applications to change zoning, to remove a flood plain designation, to change the name of a street, to use park land for another purpose, and similar cases, each person who registers will have a maximum of three minutes to speak, or if the city council approves by a majority vote, each side of the issue will be allowed a maximum of 15 minutes to make a presentation.

A Note on the 6pm Start Time
Zoning items will be heard beginning at 6pm on Wednesday, September 11th. PD 15 is agenda item #46 and is the first of the individual zoning items. The full agenda can be viewed here

If you have any questions, please reach out to my Council Liaison, Sarah Evans, via email at sarah.evans@dallascityhall.com or phone at 214-670-3816.

Thank you,


April 10 Update

To read the latest on the PD 15 Authorized Hearing, including upcoming April 18 and May 2 CPC meetings, read the following update from Councilmember Gates:

Dear Planned Development No. 15 Community,
In effort to keep you informed, I'd like to provide an update regarding the PD 15 Authorized Hearing. The Authorized Hearing was originally scheduled for the March 21, 2019 City Plan Commission hearing. However, residents within the PD 15 notice area, pursuant to a City ordinance, paid a fee and filed for a delay of the hearing for 30 days. Accordingly, the PD 15 Authorized Hearing was postponed, and is now scheduled to be heard at the CPC hearing scheduled for Thursday, April 18, 2019.
In my February 25 update, I also announced that Preston Place agreed to commission a Traffic Study. The Preston Place Homeowners Association kept its word and commissioned a study hiring Pacheco Koch to conduct a Traffic Study. The traffic engineers have been hard at work gathering data and preparing their report, but have not yet submitted it to the City. 
The Authorized Hearing for PD 15 will proceed as scheduled on April 18, 2019, per posted notice. However, given the fact that the Traffic Study has not been submitted and given all parties sufficient time to analyze it, Commissioner Murphy will make a motion to keep the public hearing open, and hold the matter under advisement until the May 2, 2019 hearing to allow for a review of the study. The body of the CPC will then act on this motion made at the hearing. It is not unusual for a complex zoning matter to span two hearing sessions. This two-part hearing affords the CPC the opportunity to digest the information and input provided by both sides over two meetings, and thoroughly evaluate the Traffic Study.

According to staff's communication with the engineers, the Traffic Study will be a modified version of a traditional Traffic Impact Analysis. The study will consider different hypothetical development scenarios. The objectives of the study are to document existing traffic conditions and to identify traffic patterns that will help better understand where to focus our efforts. The study will need to quantify any significant burden on public roads that could be avoided or substantially mitigated by reasonable modifications. The scope of the study was defined by the engineers to include roadways and intersections between Preston Road and Edgemere, and between Bandera and Northwest Highway. Their findings and recommendations will also allow for continued communication and analysis with TxDOT related to a possibility of an opening on Northwest Highway at Tulane.
In summary, the PD 15 Authorized Hearing will be heard by the CPC on April 18 and May 2. When the PD 15 case is called for action at the meetings, the CPC chair will ask for speakers in support or in opposition. Each side will get a total of 15 minutes to speak. For example: if there are 30 speakers wishing to speak in support, 15 minutes divided by 30 speakers allows 30 seconds to each speaker. If many people attend and wish to speak, the CPC may vote to extend the time for each side. City Plan Commissioners will also be afforded ample opportunity to ask questions of all parties.
City Plan Commission Meeting Information
CPC public hearings begin at 1:30 pm, however, please note there will be other items on the agenda that day. CPC public hearings are held in Council Chambers on the 6th floor of City Hall, 1500 Marilla Street. This meeting is open to the public.
If you are unable to attend CPC hearings, but would like to view live, you can access via this website:
If you are unable to attend CPC hearings, you can view meeting footage on the below website. Video is usually available online late Thursday or early Friday following CPC meetings:
To view staff's recommendations, as well as all Authorized Hearing materials, visit staff's website:
I will notify you with a link to the Traffic Study once available and posted to the City's website. Should you have any questions, please contact my office or Andrew Ruegg, Senior Planner, at 214-671-7931 or andrew.ruegg@dallascityhall.com
Thank you,

April 18 CPC Public Hearing

On March 7, staff briefed the City Plan Commission (CPC) on the PD15 Authorized Hearing, and presented staff's recommendations. Staff planned to move forward with a March 21 CPC Public Hearing to present recommendations. However, on March 11, a request for postponement of Z167-396 (PD15 Authorized Hearing) was submitted to the Sustainable Development & Construction department; view the request letter here.pdf.   Per City of Dallas Development Code (Section 51A-4.701(e), the opposition is allowed one postponement for CPC and one postponement for City Council.

Therefore, the March 21 CPC date has been postponed, and the new CPC meeting date is April 18 at 1:30 pm.

To view the Staff Recommendation, as well as all Authorized Hearing materials from previous meetings, please visit staff's site: https://dallascityhall.com/departments/sustainabledevelopment/planning/Pages/pdd15.aspx


Your Feedback is Important

As a reminder, City staff have posted a comment form on its website; you can also access the form here. If interested, you may provide feedback about the proposed conditions and plan prepared by staff. Directions where to send comments are on the bottom of the form. Completed forms will be distributed to the City Plan Commission prior to the Public Hearing.

Property owners within the PD15 area of request and within 200' of the area of request have received postponement notices in the mail indicating the new CPC date. The reply form that was attached to the previous notice is still valid, and should be submitted no later than 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. If you have any questions, please contact Senior Planner Andrew Ruegg at andrew.ruegg@dallascityhall.com or 214-671-7931


PD 15 Mailing List

In an effort to keep the community updated, my office sends out occasional emails when there's news to share or reminders about community meetings, for example. If you are not already receiving emails about PD15, and would like to be added to the distribution list, please notify Alexa Relayze at alexandra.relayze@dallascityhall.com or 214-670-7057

Authorized Hearing Community Meetings

2.13 Update on Feb 19 PD 15 Community Meeting #2

The next step in the process is the 2nd Community Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, February 19th at 6:30 PM at the Hyer Elementary School Cafetorium located at 8385 Durham Street. Here is the link to the PD No. 15 authorized hearing webpage where you can find the agenda and meeting materials for the upcoming community meeting as well as past meeting materials: https://dallascityhall.com/departments/sustainabledevelopment/planning/Pages/pdd15.aspx  

You are invited to the 2nd Community Meeting to give your input and ask questions about the recommended conditions for PD No. 15. If you wish to speak at the meeting, speaker sign-up will begin at 6:00 PM, 30 minutes prior to the start time of the meeting. 

This memo from the City Attorney's office helps explain why an Authorized Hearing for this case was the best option: City Attorney AH memo  

The below link will take you to a 2017 memo from David Cossum, then-Director of Sustainable Development and Construction, addressing density:



PD 15 Community Meeting Planned for Feb. 19 (updated 1/18/19)

The second Community Meeting for Planned Development 15 is set for Tuesday, February 19 at 6:30 pm in the Hyer Elementary Cafetorium (Auditorium/Cafeteria), located at 8385 Durham. Staff will mail out notices to all property owners within PD 15 boundaries.


The Community Meeting will recap Steering Committee meetings, and staff will present the proposed staff recommendation. There will also be a presentation to review a Steering Committee proposed recommendation. Each presentation will have approximately 20 minutes, and the remainder of the time will be designated for public input and questions and answers.


Meeting materials will be posted to City staff’s website the week prior to the Community Meeting:


Materials from the first Community Meeting, held April 26, 2018, and all Steering Committee meetings can also be viewed on that webpage.


Following the Community Meeting, the recommendation will move forward to City Plan Commission (CPC) public hearing at which time all interested parties have the opportunity to speak in support or opposition.  If CPC recommends to move the item forward, the item will go to City Council for a public hearing where again, interested parties will have an opportunity to speak. Staff will mail out notices and reply forms to all property owners within PD 15 and 200’ around PD 15 for the CPC meeting, as well as for the Council hearing, if CPC moves the recommendation forward.


Should you have any questions, please contact Senior Planner, Andrew Ruegg, at 214-671-7931 or andrew.ruegg@dallascityhall.com

On April 26, 2018, Councilmember Gates held a Community Meeting with Planned Development District No.15 area residents to discuss next steps in the Authorized Hearing process. City staff presented an overview of the PD No. 15 area history, existing zoning, and the Authorized Hearing process, including the creation of a Steering Committee. The Steering Committee will hold meetings with staff to review the current zoning of the area, any possible changes, and to develop proposed zoning amendments. At the conclusion of the Steering Committee meetings, a second Community Meeting will be held to present any proposed zoning amendments.  For questions or additional information, please contact Lauren Clayton at lauren.clayton@dallascityhall.com or 214-670-3816.

April 26 Community Meeting presentation


Authorized Hearing Steering Committee

Jan. 7 PD15 Steering Committee Time Change 

Please be advised that the Monday, Jan. 7 PD15 Steering Committee meeting time has changed, and will now start at 5:30 pm. The meeting will be held at the Walnut Hill Recreation Center, 10011 Midway Road, Dallas, TX, 75229

Please reference staff’s Authorized Hearing website for current and past meeting materials:



Audio of Planned Development 15 Steering Committee meetings can be accessed here.

Latest PD15 Steering Committee Update (11/16/18) 

The final PD15 Steering Committee will be Monday, January 7, 2019 at 6:00 pm at the Walnut Hill Recreation Center, 10011 Midway Road, Dallas, TX 75229. Should you have any questions, please contact Andrew Ruegg (Senior Planner, Current Planning) at 214-671-7931 or andrew.ruegg@dallascityhall.com 

The PD15 Steering Committee meeting schedule has been determined. All Steering Committee meetings will be held at Walnut Hill Recreation Center (10011 Midway Rd) approximately every two weeks. Due to meeting room availability, some Steering Committee meetings will be held on Wednesday nights. Please see the meeting schedule below for the date and time for each meeting:

Thursday, June 28th                     6:00 PM – 7:30 PM          Walnut Hill Recreation Center (10011 Midway Rd)

Wednesday, July 11th                  6:00 PM – 7:30 PM          Walnut Hill Recreation Center (10011 Midway Rd)

Thursday, July 26th                       6:00 PM – 7:30 PM          Walnut Hill Recreation Center (10011 Midway Rd)

Wednesday, August 15th           6:00 PM – 7:30 PM         Walnut Hill Recreation Center (10011 Midway Rd)

Thursday, August 30th                 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM         Walnut Hill Recreation Center (10011 Midway Rd)

PD15 Steering Committee Members


Authorized Hearing Process

If you have questions, please contact Andrew Ruegg (Senior Planner—Current Planning) at 214-671-7931 or andrew.ruegg@dallascityhall.com

April 26 Community Meeting presentation


For additional information, please visit the website at: 

Planned Development 15.jpg

On July 12, 2017 Councilmember Gates held a community meeting to discuss the Planned Development 15 ( PD15 ) located on the north side of West Northwest Highway between Pickwick Lane and Baltimore Ave. PD 15 was established on April 23, 1947 and is approximately 14.2 acres. The City of Dallas Sustainable Development and Construction have created two Letters of Determination regarding PD15, 2015 Letter of Determination and 2017 Letter of Determination

Below are the meeting minutes from each PD 15 working group meeting: 

August 15, 2017 Meeting Minutes

August 29, 2017 Meeting Minutes

September 26, 2017 Meeting Minutes

October 10, 2017 Meeting Minutes

October 24, 2017 Meeting Minutes

On December 1, 2017 fifteen members of the working group sent Councilmember Gates a letter. Councilmember Gates sent a letter in response on December 8, 2017.

In 2016 the Northwest Highway and Preston Area Plan Task Force created a Plan that would provide a road map for future development decisions in and around Northwest Highway and Preston Road. PD 15 is within the limits of the plan. Click to see Excerpts from Preston and Northwest Highway Area Plan 

For more information on the Northwest Highway and Preston Area Plan click here