Municipal Archives


Dallas City Plan Commission M​​​​​inute Books, 1919-1983

Collection 1999-004

​Overview

Repository ​Dallas Municipal Archives
Office of the City Secretary
1500 Marilla Street, 5D South
Dallas, Texas 75201
Creator City Plan Commission
Title Dallas City Plan Commission Minute Books
Dates 1919-1983
Quantity 24 linear feet
Abstract Proceedings of the City of Dallas City Plan Commission​.
Identification 1999-004
Language ​​Records are in English

Scope and Content

Collection contains typescript ledgers containing t​he chronologically-arranged meeting minutes of the Dallas City Plan Commission (now known as the Dallas City Plan and Zoning Commission) from its inception in 1919 to 1983.

As established by the Dallas City Charter [Chapter XV, Section 3] and City Code [Section 51A-3.101], the City Plan Commission is responsible for making recommendations to the City Council regarding planning and zoning matters, and for administering Chapter 212 of the Texas Local Government Code regarding the platting and recording of subdivisions and additions.  The City Plan Commission achieves its objectives for land use through planning  and regulation of land development.

The City Plan Commission of the City of Dallas was created in April 1919 by charter amendment election “to act as an advisory board to the city council or other governing body relating to all nature of public improvements, civic improvements, city planning, opening, widening and changing of streets, routing of public utilities, controlling and regulating traffic upon the public streets and ways of the City of Dallas, and other matters relating to the city improvements as the City Plan Commission and the governing body of the City of Dallas may deem beneficial to the City of Dallas.”  Its responsibilities have expanded to include commercial and residential zoning and planning for historic preservation.

Minutes include records of public hearings regarding planning, zoning, and historic landmark designation, subdivision annexations, minutes of regular meetings, and occasional correspondence with citizens.

Meeting minutes are arranged in chronological order in numbered ledgers.  Ledgers from 1919 to 1983 have been microfilmed and are available for research in the Dallas Municipal Archives, City Secretary’s Office.  Minutes created after 1983 can be found in the files of the City Secretary's Office.

Organization

The collection is arranged chronologically.

Access​

Permission to publish, reproduce, distribute, or use by any and all other current or future developed methods or procedures must be obtained in writing from the Dallas Municipal Archives. All rights are reserved and retained regardless of current or future development or laws that may apply to fair use standards.

Citation

Dallas City Plan Commission Minute Books, 1919-1983 (Volume <x>), Dallas Municipal Archives

Related Material

None

Index Terms

​Dallas -- Texas -- History  
City planning -- Texas -- Dallas 

Container List

VolumeTitle, Date
1February 10, 1919-May 6, 1927
2May 20, 1927-April 18, 1929
3May 9, 1929-April 20, 1933
4May 4, 1933-April 10, 1941
5May 8, 1941-November 23, 1945
6December 13, 1945-December 18, 1947
7January 8, 1948-December 22, 1949
8January 9, 1950-December 14, 1950
9January 10, 1951-April 17, 1952
10May 7, 1952-April 29, 1953
11May 5, 1953-January 27, 1954
12February 17, 1954-November 17, 1954
13December 8, 1954-September 7, 1955
14September 28, 1955-August 8, 1956
15August 29, 1956-May 8, 1957
16May 21, 1957-May 1, 1958
17May 22, 1958-April 9, 1959
18April 29, 1959-November 5, 1959
19November 25, 1959-June 22, 1960
20July 14, 1960-December 29, 1960
21January 19, 1961-June 15, 1961
22June 15, 1961-February 22, 1962
23March 15, 1962-July 19, 1962
24August 9, 1962-November 21, 1962
25November 26, 1962-April 18, 1963
26May 9, 1963-September 12, 1963
27October 3, 1963-February 6, 1964
28February 27, 1964-June 11, 1964
29July 2, 1964-November 24, 1964
30December 17, 1964-April 22, 1965
31May 13, 1965-October 7, 1965
32October 28, 1965-February 10, 1966
33March 3, 1966-July 7, 1966
34July 28, 1966-December 22, 1966
35January 12, 1967-June 8, 1967
36June 9, 1967-November 22, 1967
37December 14, 1967-May 16, 1968
38May 23, 1968-November 7, 1968
39November 14, 1968-May 15, 1969
40May 22, 1969-October 10, 1969
41October 17, 1969-March 26, 1970
42April 2, 1970-July 30, 1970
43August 6, 1970-November 12, 1970
44November 19, 1970-April 8, 1971
45April 15, 1971-October 7, 1971
46October 14, 1971-February 17, 1972
47February 24, 1972-June 29, 1972
48July 6, 1972-October 19, 1972
49November 2, 1972-March 8, 1973
50March 15, 1973-July 12, 1973
51July 19, 1973-February 7, 1974
52February 14, 1974-July 25, 1974
53August 1, 1974-January 30, 1975
54February 6, 1975-August 28, 1975
55September 4, 1975-April 15, 1976
56April 22, 1976-September 23, 1976
57October 7, 1976-March 24, 1977
58April 7, 1977-November 16, 1977
59November 17, 1977-June 15, 197
60June 22, 1978-February 1, 1979.
61February 8, 1979-August 16, 1979
62August 30, 1979-February 14, 1980
63February 21, 1980-August 28, 1980
64September 4, 1980-February 26, 1981
65March 5, 1981-July 23, 1981
66July 30, 1981-December 17, 1981
67January 7, 1982-June 24, 1982
68July 8, 1982-December 15, 1982
69January 6, 1983-April 28, 1983
70May 5, 1983-August 18, 1983
71August 25, 1983-September 29, 1983