Bryan Area SPD

PD 298 Landscape Checklist in Attachments (below).
Abridged version for landscaping. This is not an official document, presented solely for educational purposes.
 PD 298 was established by Ordinance No. 20049, passed by the Dallas City Council on August 
24, 1988. Ordinance No. 20049 amended Ordinance Nos. 10962 and 19455, Chapters 51 and 51A of the 
Dallas City Code, as amended. Subsequently, Ordinance No. 20049 was amended by Ordinance No. 
20820, passed by the Dallas City Council on November 28, 1990, and Ordinance No. 21885, passed by 
the Dallas City Council on November 10, 1993. (Ord. Nos. 10962; 19455; 20049; 20820; 21885; 24914) 

 PD 298 is established on property generally  bounded by North Central Expressway, Roseland 
Avenue and its northeastward prolongation, Fitzhugh Avenue, San Jacinto Street, Peak Street, Gaston 
Avenue, and Good-Latimer Expressway. The size of PD 298 is approximately 455.04 acres. (Ord. Nos. 
20049; 24914; 27573)

moderately dense single family use that is compatible with commercial development. The residential 
proximity slope does not emanate from commercially compatible single family uses. 

(2) GROUND COVER means living plant material of species which generally reach 
a height of three inches or less upon maturity, installed in such a manner so as to form a continuous cover 
over the ground. 

(5) PEDESTRIAN LINKAGE STREETS mean streets in the Bryan Area SPD that 
serve as linkages between major activity centers and that are designed to promote pedestrian use. 

(6) PROJECTED STREET CURB means the future location of the street curb 
consistent with the city thoroughfare plan as  determined by the director of public works and 

(7) TREE PLANTING ZONE means the area parallel to and between two and onehalf and ten feet from the back of the projected street curb. 

 A map showing the boundaries of the 15 subareas of the Bryan Area SPD is provided as Exhibit 
298A. (Ord. Nos. 20049; 24914; 25177; 25960; 26179; 26308; 26388; 26707) 

 Subarea 9 is subject to the regulations governing the R-7.5(A), TH-2(A), MF-2(A), MU-1, MU-1-
D, and CR districts of Chapter 51A. The zoning district category applicable to each tract in Subarea 9 is 
shown on Exhibit 298B. The conditions contained in Sections 298.103 and 298.106 through 298.117 do 
not apply to Subarea 9. (Ord. Nos. 20049; 24914) 

SEC. 51P-298.105.1.  DEVELOPMENT PLANS. 
     (a) Except as provided in this section, no development plan is required, and the provisions of 
Section 51A-4.702 regarding submission of or amendments to a development plan, site analysis plan, 
conceptual plan, development schedule, and landscape plan do not apply. 

     (b) Development and use of Subarea 11 must comply with the development plan for Subarea 
11 (Exhibit 298G). (Ord. Nos. 25177; 25960) 

SEC. 51P-298.106.  LANDSCAPING. 

  (1)  General requirements.  The landscaping provisions of Article X apply in the 
Bryan Area SPD. The following additional requirements apply in all subareas except Subareas 6 and 9
Compliance with previously approved landscape plans is not required.
  (2)  Street trees. 

       (A)  Location, number, and type of trees required. 
            (i) Each building site must have at least one tree located within the 
tree planting zone. A tree is not considered located within the tree planting zone unless its trunk is entirely 
within the zone. 
            (ii) The number of trees required is calculated by dividing the 
number of feet or lot frontage by 30 for property abutting pedestrian linkage streets and by 50 in all other 
cases. Fractions are rounded to the nearest whole number, with .5 being rounded up to the next higher 
whole number.     
            (iii) All required trees must be recommended for local area use by the 
director of parks and recreation and must be "canopy trees" and "large trees" as defined in Article X

       (B)  Minimum tree height and trunk caliper.  Required trees must have a 
minimum height of 15 feet, and a minimum trunk caliper of four inches

       (C)  Tree spacing requirements.  Required trees must be spaced as uniformly 
as practicable. The center of a trunk of a required tree, measured at grade, must be within the following 
distance of the center of the trunk of another required tree, measured at grade: 

            (i) Thirty feet along pedestrian linkage streets, as shown in Exhibit 
            (ii) Fifty feet along all other streets. 

       (D)  Tree grates required in sidewalks.  Tree grates must be provided for all 
trees within a public sidewalk. These tree grates must: 

            (i) conform to city standards and specifications; and 
            (ii) be large enough to permit healthy tree growth. 

       (E)  Points for street trees.  Each tree provided in accordance with Paragraph 
(C)(i) is awarded eight points. Each tree provided in accordance with Paragraph (C)(ii) is awarded six 

  (3)  Front yard landscaping and parkway landscaping. 

       (A) Three points will be awarded if, along pedestrian linkage streets, 
enhanced paving is provided in at least 50 percent of the area between the main structure and the curb, or 
if ground cover is provided in 25 percent of this area. 

       (B) Building sites along pedestrian linkage streets must achieve at least one half of their landscaping credits in the area between the main structure and the curb. 

  (4)  Sidewalks. 

       (A) Where the director of public works and transportation determines that 
sufficient right-of-way exists, sidewalks must be a minimum of eight feet in width for pedestrian linkage 
streets and six feet in width in all other cases. If the director of public works and transportation 
determines that the foregoing standard cannot be satisfied within existing right-of-way, a sidewalk must 
be no less than four feet in width. 

       (B) Barrier free ramps, as shown on Drawing No. 1007 of the department of 
public works and transportation "Standard Construction Details" (Exhibit 298D), must be provided in the 
Bryan Area SPD. 

  (5)  Pedestrian amenities

       (A) Three points will be awarded for pedestrian scale lighting. To qualify as 
pedestrian scale lighting, lighting must: 
              (i) provide a minimum of 1.5 footcandles; and     
              (ii) be mounted at a height no greater than 14 feet. 

       (B) A building site located in Subarea 3 must achieve at least two points in 
the parkway fronting the pedestrian linkage streets through the use of pedestrian scale lighting or 
pedestrian facilities as described in Section 51A-10.107(f)(2)

  (6)  Parkway landscape permit. 

       (A) It is the responsibility of the property owner to apply for and obtain a 
parkway landscape permit before locating trees, landscaping, or pavement [other than for the sidewalk 
required under Paragraph (4) of this section] in the parkway. An application for a parkway landscape 
permit, if required, must be made to the director of public works and transportation before an application 
for a building permit is made for work on the lot. The application must be in writing on a form approved 
by the director and accompanied by plans or drawings showing the area of the parkway affected and the 
construction and planting proposed. 

       (B) Upon receipt of the application and any required fees, the director shall 
circulate it to all affected city departments and  utilities for review and comment. If, after receiving 
comments from affected city departments and utilities, the director determines that the construction and 
planting proposed will not be inconsistent with and will not unreasonably impair the public use of the 
right-of-way, he shall issue a parkway landscape permit to the property owner; otherwise, he shall deny 
the permit. 

       (C) A property owner is not required to comply with any parkway 
landscaping requirement of this subsection if compliance is made impossible due to the director's denial 
of a parkway landscape permit. 

       (D) A parkway landscape permit issued by the director is subject to 
immediate revocation upon written notice if at any time the director determines that the use of the 
parkway authorized by the permit is inconsistent with or unreasonably impairs the public use of the right-of-way.
 The property owner is not required to comply with any parkway landscaping requirement of this 
section if compliance is made impossible due to the director's revocation of a parkway landscape permit. 

       (E) The issuance of a parkway landscape permit under this section does not 
excuse the property owner, his agents, or employees from liability in the installation or maintenance of 
trees, landscaping, or pavement in the public right-of way. (Ord. Nos. 20049; 24914; 25177; 25960)
Chapter 51 Article X

Article X
PLUS, except 6 & 9

Street Trees

Tree Grates


8' pedestrian linkage
6' other

Parkway permit

Philip Erwin,
Aug 30, 2011, 5:42 AM