District 13

​​​Councilmember Jennifer Staubach Gates

City Council District 13​

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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

First, I would like to thank all of those who supported me during the campaign and have given me the opportunity to serve as your  elected Council Member for District 13. I am honored to have this opportunity to represent District 13 on the City Council, and I will continue to learn, research, and explore City Council issues so I can best represent you as your Council Member....

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 News and Updates​

              QuikTrip/Bachman Creek Update 9.7.18

Councilmember Narvaez requested to defer Item #43 from the September 12, 2018 agenda. It will appear on the September 26, 2018 agenda instead, and the public hearing date will need to be pushed to November 14, 2018.

Should you have any questions please feel free to contact  Matt Sanderson of Gray Reed & McGraw at 469-320-6098 or MSanderson@GrayReed.com.


QuikTrip/Bachman Creek Update 

Please note the QuickTrip/Bachman Creek Greenbelt item is set for Council’s agenda on September 12, which will authorize a public hearing for October 24, 2018. As such, we wanted to provide an update through the link below for the D13 community. Following the related town hall, QuickTrip has worked with the community to address the concerns raised at that meeting. The proposed plan has been revamped in attempts to reflect addressing those concerns, including:

  • Additional traffic lane to reduce potential traffic;
  • Smaller store footprint on QuikTrip’s property to reduce perceived negative impact to the adjoining park property; and
  • Added surveillance and monitoring to help reduce crime  

These changes supplement the benefits that were already part of the project, which include riparian plantings, sod, ornamental grasses, trees, and bushes, along with an improved and widened trail to connect this area to the rest of the park. All of these improvements would occur at QuikTrip’s cost, but at the sole direction of the Dallas Park Department. 

Should you have any questions, please contact Matt Sanderson of Gray Reed & McGraw at 469-320-6098 or MSanderson@GrayReed.com

Bachman Creek Presentation


Preston Center Parking Garage and Transportation Interface Study 

Update 9.12.18

9/6 Preston Center Garage Study Public Meeting #1

This link will take you to a presentation shared at the September 6 Public Meeting. You can view the presentation and meeting materials as follows:

www.nctcog.org/planningstudies (Click on ‘Dallas Preston Center Garage Study’)


We want to let District 13 constituents know of an upcoming opportunity where you'll be able to provide your thoughts and ideas about parking at Preston Center. 

The City of Dallas and the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) are seeking input through an online survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/prestoncenterparking, as well as holding a Public Meeting for the community: 

Public Meeting Details

Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 6:30 pm

St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church

8011 Douglas Ave.

Dallas, TX 75225 


The survey and Public Meeting are part of the Parking Garage and Transportation Interface Study. The Study is an analysis that follows the community-led Northwest Highway and Preston Road Area Plan, which was completed at the end of 2016. This Study will evaluate the recommendations of the Area Plan for a new, underground garage with green space on top, and possibly some technology improvements/modifications that could be made in the near-term. The Study will also evaluate access and connections from Northwest Highway to the parking structure. 

We hope you'll join the discussion and attend the Public Meeting on September 6th. This is your opportunity to provide input about the current garage, as well as your vision of what it should be for Preston Center.

Please let others know about this opportunity by forwarding it on to your neighbors or anyone you think may be interested in the study. 

For more information, go to www.nctcog.org/planningstudies or call Judy Meyer at 214-499-4661.

Anyone needing language interpretation or special accommodations for a disability at the public meeting, or to complete the survey, should contact Judy no later than Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018.


 Atmos Update 9.05.18

Please see the latest update from Atmos Energy on their pipe replacement projects.

If you have specific questions please contact:  Travis Cooper, travis.cooper@atmosenergy.com.


Atmos Update 7.30.18

The below link was provided by Atmos, and provides an update on their accelerated pipe replacement program. At this time, the included map is as large as it can be. We are working with Atmos, and hope they will be able to provide a bigger map, making it easier to find your neighborhood and street.


Our office does not have any information about the timing of their planned projects. You can call 1-888-286-6700, and Atmos will connect you with the Field Construction Supervisor to provide information about your specific area.  

NOTE: If Atmos has scheduled work for your area, you will receive two door-tag notifications: the first will be 7-10 days out, and the second will be 24-48 hours before work begins. 

 Atmos Energy Update 6.4.18​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Atmos Energy Update 3.27.18

Atmos Energy Update 3.6.18

 Atmos Energy Update 3.5.18

Atmos Energy Update 3.1.18

Understanding Pipe Replacement

Spring Newsletter 2018

The Dallas Water Utilities​ is replacing the pump station at Walnut Hill and Hillcrest. Demolition of the old pump station and reservoir is now complete. The overall project is 55% complete and it is expected that the first half of the pump station will be placed into service in early Summer 2018.  Overall construction activities for this project will last through Fall of 2019.  Dallas Water Utilities will revisit the landscape plan and engage the Ad Hoc Committee beginning in January 2018. The Planned Development (PD) requires the building official to approve the inventory all plants in the final landscape plan and Council will be required to approve the contract prior to implementation of the final landscape plan.  For more information on this project please see the Walcrest Pump Station Fact Sheet here and visit www.walcrest.org       

Helpful Information​​​​

​​​District 13 Zoning Change Applications​​   



                        District 13 Board  of Adjustmen​t Applications

  • BDA178-358  Lomo AltoRemoval of SUP 1172. Create form-based planned development district for mixed uses.