Forward Dallas Policy - Land Use
An abridged version of the document oriented toward landscape and natural resource protection and preservation.
The Vision :
• The policy framework for land use,
transportation, housing, environment,
economic development, neighborhoods and
• Adjusted every 5-10 years
The Implementation Plan
• This Plan contains “do now” action items for
the City to pursue
• Provides detailed plans for targeted areas
as well as citywide programs
• Adjusted every year
The Monitoring Program
• Establishes benchmarks and a program to
assess whether the goals of the Vision and the
Policy Plan are being achieved
• Guiding Principles and Core Values
• Describes the conceptual Vision for
the future of Dallas
GOALS, POLICIES AND IMPLEMENTATION
GOAL 1.1 ALIGN LAND USE STRATEGIES WITH ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PRIORITIES
Policy 1.1.1 Implement the Trinity River Corridor Plan.
Policy 1.1.2 Focus on Southern Sector development opportunities.
Policy 1.1.3 Build a dynamic and expanded Downtown.
Policy 1.1.4 Capitalize on transit oriented development opportunities.
Policy 1.1.5 Strengthen existing neighborhoods and promote neighborhoods’ unique characteristics. Acknowledge the importance of neighborhoods to the city’s long-term health and vitality.
Policy 1.1.6 Prioritize resource allocation through annual updates to the Implementation Plan.
Policy 1.1.7 Ensure appropriately located capacity to achieve growth targets.
GOAL 1.2 PROMOTE DESIRED DEVELOPMENT
Policy 1.2.1 Use Vision Building Blocks as a general guide for desired development patterns.
Policy 1.2.2 Establish clear and objective standards for land use planning.
Policy 1.2.3 Review and improve regulatory strategies and tools to achieve the Vision.
GOAL 1.3 PROVIDE EQUITABLE OPPORTUNITIES FOR DALLAS RESIDENTS
Policy 1.3.1 Create housing opportunities throughout Dallas.
GOAL 1.4 COORDINATE PLANNING ACTIVITIES TO BALANCE TRANSPORTATION, LAND USE, INFRASTRUCTURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Policy 1.4.1 Coordinate development and planning activities.
Policy 1.4.2 Develop a multi-modal transportation network.
Policy 1.4.3 Embrace environmental sustainability.
Residents want to maintain access to open space and parks and
enjoy a variety of recreational opportunities. Residents also
want to pursue more sustainable living practices, including the
conservation of Dallas’ natural resources and providing cleaner air.
184.108.40.206 Establish areas of conservation and establish criteria
for evaluating those areas, which should include
floodplains, wetlands, stream corridors, steep slopes and
220.127.116.11 Prioritize resources to develop recreational opportunities
in Dallas including creating continuous recreational trails
for bicycling and walking.
18.104.22.168 Coordinate forwardDallas! growth projections with the
Parks Department’s updates to the Renaissance Plan to
ensure the future need for parks and open space is met.
22.214.171.124 Review zoning regulations to encourage clustering
development. Also make sure transferring rights to protect
natural resources is a viable option and encourage the use
of other environmentally sensitive building practices.
GOAL 1.5 DEVELOP AND MAINTAIN A MONITORING PROGRAM
Constant monitoring of developable or redevelopable land will
ensure the Policy Plan and zoning capacity provide the locations
needed for development. A land use and capacity tracking and
monitoring system will reveal successes and failures of efforts
to implement the Policy Plan.This monitoring can provide an
early warning system if goals are not being met. It also can alert
the City to early successes, providing valuable input for achieving
the Vision’s goals.
Policy 1.5.1 Monitor key benchmarks based on the Core
Values and Guiding Principles. These benchmarks will be
the basis for judging success of planning efforts.