District 13


​​​Council Member Gay Donnell Willis

​​City Council District 13​

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Gay Donnell Willis' professional experience includes managing accounts for Fortune 50 companies at a global advertising firm, as well as a promotions and broadcast career at the CBS affiliate in Lubbock, Texas.  Gay most recently served as President & CEO of the Turtle Creek Conservancy for nine years, during which time the nonprofit organization's budget doubled, a public private partnership helped link Turtle Creek Park to the Katy Trail with a $1.7 million ramp project, as well as creating a $1,000,000 endowment and securing an additional five acres of parkland under the Conservancy's oversight—growing urban park space by 24%.  She is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE).

Gay was Hon. Jennifer Gates appointee to the Vickery Meadow TIF Board, the 2017 Dallas Bond Committee/Critical Facilities SubCommittee and the Community Development Commission where she served on the Financial Oversight and Public Improvement Subcommittees.  She has also served on the 2020 DISD Bond Commmittee/Safety & Security Subcommittee, as well as the Site Based Decision Making Committee at Emmett J. Conrad High School.

Her community career includes service as a 19 year active in the Junior League of Dallas, culminating as Community Vice President over 1,100 volunteers donating 120,000 hours across 40 nonprofit agencies, and oversight of two grantmaking bodies that distributed over $1.1 million, including Grants for Innovative Teaching.  Gay co-chaired the 20th Anniversary of the Family Place Partners Card, that raised over $1,132,000 to help break the cycle of family violence.  Other co-chair roles included the Walk to End Alzheimers, Friends of the Dallas Public Library Gala and Tex Protects Gala Dinner.  

Gay is a graduate of the inaugural Leadership ISD '10, Leadership Dallas '14, and Leadership Texas Women '17. 

I am a fifth generation Texan, born in Dallas, raised in Fort Worth and am a proud graduate of Texas Tech University.  I've lived and worked in Dallas for 26 years, with the last 20 years in District 13.   My husband Michael Willis is President of TerraCORE Panels.  We are raising our four children:  Jessica and Melissa, both at University of North Texas – Denton; Lachlan, a 2021 graduate of DISD's Emmett J. Conrad High School and Dallas College (AAS Computer Science) and a freshman at Austin College in fall '21; and Marieve, a freshman at Greenhill School.

Helpful Information​​​​

  

​​District 13 Zoning Change Applications​​

The easiest way to find the applications by Council District is to use the zoning intake log on the City's webpage - https://developmentdata.dallascityhall.com/zoning/ 

Click on "Search Cases" and then select District 13.  In the "CC Action" column, pending CC = scheduled for Council, Approved or Denied = Council action, none = hasn't been scheduled yet, is pending CPC or was withdrawn (you have to click the case number to find out the status).  

You can click on the case number for more information about the case.  Under "Documents" at the bottom of the screen under the case number, you will find the early notification packets sent out by the City.  

ENZ 190-261 5807 Royal Lane. Temporary Fire Station 41.pdf Please contact Jeremy Tennant at 214-670-4193 or email at jeremy.tennant@dallascityhall.com for more information on this zoning application. City Plan Commission date 8/6/2020. Pending City Council on 9/23 but may be moved up to 9/9/2020.

ENZ190-238_Luther Ln and Westchester.pdf Creation of a new tract (TractVIII) within PD314 to allow for luxury apartments, high end hotel and condos, and restaurant uses. Please contact Andreea Udrea at 214-671-8911 or email at andreea.udrea@dallascityhall.com for more information on this zoning application.  The zoning case at the corner of Westchester and Luther Lane (Z190-238) for the redevelopment of two parcels, currently a three story medical building and a mixed-use building including Hopdoddy, was deferred for two weeks and will come back to City Plan Commission on Thursday, August 20th. 

ENZ190-235_8300 Westchester Drive.pdf New subdistrict within PD314 permitting mixed uses. Please contact Pamela Daniel at 214-671-5098 or email at pamela.daniel@dallascityhall.com for more information on this zoning application. 

ENZ190-230_8002 Inwood Rd.pdf General zoning change from R16(A) & MF-2(A to P(A) Parking District. Please contact Andreea Udrea at 214-671-8911 or email at andreea.udrea@dallascityhall.com for more information on this zoning application.

ENZ190-208_Thomas Jefferson HS.pdf.  Amendment to an expansion of PD706 TJ HS and Termination of Cary MS PD724. Please contact Jeremy Tennant at 214-670-4193 or email at jeremy.tennant@dallascityhall.com for more information on this zoning application. 

Z189-153    7735 and 7777 Manderville Ln.pdf General Zoning Change to MU-3 with proposed deed restrictions.  

Z167-287 6631 Larmanda Street @ Skillman Relocate driveway location to accommodated retail use. 


178-267 - 2929 Carlisle - CPC on 10-3-19 instructed staff to re-advertise for a PD
  • Z189-231PC Village Apartment Dallas Lovers Lane/Skillman/Northwest Highway, TXU right-of-way. Amend PDD 916 so as to allow uses to be addressed from Private Drives rather than the nearest public street. Pending CPC.
  • Z189-286 Pending CPC.
  • Z189-319   Pending CPC.

                                                                  

District 13 Board  of Adjustmen​t Applications 

BDA 190-042 4523 Park Lane.pdf Special Exception for front entry privacy gate. Please contact Oscar Aguilera at 214-671-5099 or by email at Oscar.aguilera@dallascityhall.com for more information on this Board of Adjustment application. 

BDA 190-0354748 Elsby.pdf Special Exception to setback regulations. Please contact Oscar Aguilera at 214-671-5099 or by email at Oscar.aguilera@dallascityhall.com for more information on this Board of Adjustment application. 

BDA 190-036 4305 Colgate Avenue.pdf Special Exception to fence height regulations. Please contact Oscar Aguilera at 214-671-5099 or by email at Oscar.aguilera@dallascityhall.com for more information on this Board of Adjustment application. 

BDA 190-0504610 Catina Ln.jpg Special Exception to fence height regulation.Please contact Oscar Aguilera at 214-671-5099 or by email at Oscar.aguilera@dallascityhall.com for more information on this Board of Adjustment application. 

BDA 190-053   6023 Orchid Lane.pdfSpecial Exception to fence height regulation. Please contact Oscar Aguilera at 214-671-5099 or by email at Oscar.aguilera@dallascityhall.com for more information on this Board of Adjustment application. 

BDA 190-054  6031 Orchid Lane.pdfSpecial Exception to fence height regulation. Please contact Oscar Aguilera at 214-671-5099 or by email at Oscar.aguilera@dallascityhall.com for more information on this Board of Adjustment application. 

BDA 190-055 6039 Orchid Lane.pdf  Special Exception to fence height regulation. Please contact Oscar Aguilera at 214-671-5099 or by email at Oscar.aguilera@dallascityhall.com for more information on this Board of Adjustment application.

 BDA 190-063 5535 W. Lovers Lane.pdf Special Exception to fence to sign regulations to allow a pole sign. Please contact Oscar Aguilera at 214-671-5099 or by email at Oscar.aguilera@dallascityhall.com for more information on this Board of Adjustment application.

 BDA 190-065   4156 Sleepy Lane.pdf Special exception for 10 ft front yard set back. Please contact Oscar Aguilera at 214-671-5099 or by email at Oscar.aguilera@dallascityhall.com for more information on this Board of Adjustment application. 

BDA 190-068 5505 Chatham Hill Road.jpg Special exception for electric service and meter.Please contact Oscar Aguilera at 214-671-5099 or by email at Oscar.aguilera@dallascityhall.com for more information on this Board of Adjustment application. 

BDA 190-074  4211 Brookview Dr.pdfSpecial exception for 10 ft front yard set back.Please contact Oscar Aguilera at 214-671-5099 or by email at Oscar.aguilera@dallascityhall.com for more information on this Board of Adjustment application.

BDA 190-075 6434 Tulip Lane.pdf Variance from 10 ft to 7.5 ft.Please contact Oscar Aguilera at 214-671-5099 or by email at Oscar.aguilera@dallascityhall.com for more information on this Board of Adjustment application.