Municipal Archives

City of Dallas Planning Polices Guide, 1984

Collection 19​​​​95-006


Repository​Dallas Municipal Archives
Office of the City Secretary
1500 Marilla Street, 5D South
Dallas, Texas 75201
CreatorCity of Dallas Department of Planning and Urban Development
TitleCity of Dallas Planning Polices Guide
Quantity0.25 linear inches
AbstractBound copy of the City of Dallas Planning Polices guide.
LanguageRecords are in English​​​

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a bound copy of the City of Dallas Planning Polices guide adopted buy the Dallas City Council in July, 1984.

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.

The Planning Policies guide was the result of a Planning Policies Issues Paper published in 1983.  The guide consists of 143 planning policies designed to guide the future growth of the city, addressing issues of transportation, housing, and neighborhood services, and planning and public development.




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City of Dallas Planning Polices Guide, 1984 (Box <x>, Folder <y>), Dallas Municipal Archives

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Index Terms

Dallas -- Texas -- History
Planning -- Texas -- History

​Container List

BoxFolder​​Title, Date
11Planning Policies, 1984