Municipal Archives

Dallas Department of City Planning, 1965-2001

Collection 1991-095


Office of the City Secretary
Dallas Municipal Archives
1500 Marilla Street, 5D South
Dallas, Texas 75201
CreatorCity of Dallas Department of City Planning
TitleDallas Department of City Planning
Quantity1.3 linear feet
AbstractReports, studies, plans, and policy papers relating to the activities of the Dallas Department of Planning
Identification 1991-095
Language Records are in English

Scope and Content

Collection consists of reports, studies, plans, and policy papers relating to the activities of the Dallas Department of Planning from the mid-1960s through 2001.  Neighborhood studies comprise a significant portion of the collection.

Included in the collection are some of the 143 planning policies issues papers published during the 1980s.  The policies were designed to guide the future growth of the city, addressing issues of transportation, housing, and neighborhood services, and planning and public development.
The City of Dallas attempted to impose a zoning and planning policy making body as early as 1916 but an actual board, the City Plan Commission, was not created until 1919. As established in the City Charter, the Commission is responsible for making recommendations to the City Council regarding planning and zoning matters, and for administering portions of the Texas [State] Local Government Code regarding the platting and recording of subdivisions and additions
Early planning was coordinated through the Commission and the City Engineer, and a Department of City Planning was created in 1945.  Departmental organization changed many times between the 1950s and the 1990s; and in October 2002, the Dallas City Council created a Development Services Department.  The department provides permit and plan review, approval, and inspection services for private development.




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Dallas Department of City Planning, 1965-2001 (Box <x>, Folder <y>), Dallas Municipal Archives

Index Terms

Dallas -- Texas -- History
Planning -- Texas -- History
Zoning law -- Texas -- Dallas
Zoning -- Texas -- Dallas

Container List

Box Folder Title, Date
11Thoroughfares,  1965
2Zoning transition, 1987-1989
3Zoning transition brochure, 1987
4Map of proposed zoning, 1988
5Planning Policies - Issue Paper, 1983
6Planning policies -  Issue Paper, 1983
7Dallas Department of City Planning brochures, 1985-1986
8Growth Policy Plan, 1987
9Zoning Commission documentation, 1987
10Proposed work plan options workbook, 1987-1988
21Brochures regarding development impact review, conservation, districts, and sign ordinance, undated
2Map attachment for Far North Dallas Area Study, undated
3Beckley/Plowman district; Special Study for Zoning Transition, 1989
4Lakewood Center Study, 1987
5Development plan for Redbird Airport,  1981
6Marketing study for Redbird Airport land, 1983
7East Jefferson Area Neighborhood Improvement Strategy, 1992
8City of Dallas Neighborhood Statistics Areas, 1980
9City of Dallas Performance Report, 1979
10Encouraging Economic Development in Southern Dallas, 1981
11Akard Street Pedestrian Improvements: Functional Analysis Roadway Alignment, 1977
12La Avenida (Maple Avenue) [revised draft], 1985
13Love Field East Land Use Study, 1986
14City Manager's Report on Improvements to the Love Field Noise Control Program and Love Field Policies, 1986
15Los Altos; A Neighborhood Study, 1978
16Kings Highway, 1981
17Preliminary draft proposal for Jefferson Boulevard, 1975
18Jefferson Boulevard Parking and Traffic Study, 1986-1987
19Oak Lawn Plan, 1985
31Cedars Area Plan, 2001
2Cedars Area Plan, 2001 (Copy 2)
3Main Street Revitalization Program, 1976
4Kleberg streets annexation area photographic negatives, 1980
5Flood plain, water services area, sand, and gravel resources maps, undated
6South Dallas/Fair Park Neighborhood Preservation and Economic Development Plan, 1987
7Street Directory of Census Tracts, 1991
8Economic Determinants of the Lakewood Shopping District, 1973
9Land Use Policy Guidelines for Dallas, undated
10Preservation and Dallas codes analysis "B", 1976
11Tenth Street Historic District, 1994
12Preservation Incentives for Downtown Historic Landmark Buildings, 1983
13City Incentives for Historic Preservation, 1982
14Farmer's Market, 1977
15Dallas Historic Landmark Survey, 1975
16Mayor's Task Force Report on Preservation Incentives for Dallas Historic Landmark Buildings, 1982