This is an abridged version of the ordinance oriented toward landscaping. It is presented for educational purposes and is not an official document.
SEC. 51P-521.101. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY.
PD 521 was established by Ordinance No. 23711, passed by the Dallas City Council on November 11, 1998. Ordinance No. 23711 amended Ordinance Nos. 10962 and 19455, Chapters 51 and 51A of the Dallas City Code, as amended. Subsequently, Ordinance No. 23711 was amended by Ordinance No. 24190, passed by the Dallas City Council on February 23, 2000, and Ordinance No. 24425, passed by the Dallas City Council on October 11, 2000. (Ord. Nos. 10962; 19455; 23711; 24190; 24425; 24914)
SEC. 51P-521.102. PROPERTY LOCATION AND SIZE.
PD 521 is established on property generally located along both sides of Interstate Highway 20 between Spur 408 and Clark Road on the east and Mountain Creek Parkway and FM 1382 on the west. The size of PD 521 is approximately 2924.4699 acres. (Ord. Nos. 23711; 24425; 24914)
(b) Unless otherwise stated, all references to code articles, divisions, or sections are to CHAPTER 51A.
(c) Subdistricts A, B, C, D, S-1a, S-1b, S-1c, S-1d, and S-10 are considered to be business zoning districts.
(d) Subdistricts S-2a, S-2b, S-3, S-4, S-5, S-6, S-7, S-8, S-9, and E are considered to be non-business zoning districts. (Ord. Nos. 24425; 24914; 25481)
SEC. 51P-521.104. CREATION OF SEPARATE ZONES AND SUBDISTRICTS.
(a) In general. This district is divided into a series of separate zones and subdistricts as described in this article. The boundaries of all zones and subdistricts are shown on the conceptual plans (Exhibit 521A - A1 and A2).
(b) Zones. The largest subdivided areas in this district are the "zones." There are two zones: the North Zone and the South Zone. Both zones are described in Exhibit 521B.
SEC. 51P-521.105. CONCEPTUAL PLANS.
Development and use of the Property must comply with the conceptual plans entitled, "Concept Development Plan - North Zone" and "Concept Development Plan - South Zone." In the event of a conflict between the provisions of this article and the conceptual plans, the provisions of this article control. (Ord. Nos. 24425; 24914)
SEC. 51P-521.106. DEVELOPMENT PLAN.
(a) A development plan for each phase of development must be approved by the city plan commission before issuance of any building permit within that phase. (See Subsection 51P-521.118(c) for additional requirements.)
(b) There is no time requirement for the submittal of a development plan within this district, and the portion of Paragraph (4) of Subsection (c), "Site Plan Procedure," of Section 51A-4.702, providing for submission of a development plan within six months of the city council approval of the PD ordinance, does not apply.
(c) For any single family detached development, an approved preliminary plat may be submitted to the city plan commission for approval as a development plan.
(d) Single family subdivision plats, approved and recorded at the county records building as of the date of passage (November 11, 1998) of Ordinance No. 23711, for property located in this district, are recognized as approved development plans. Refer to Exhibit 521D for copies of these plats.
(e) The development plans that were approved pursuant to Planned Development District No. 187 are recognized as approved development plans within this district. Refer to Exhibit 521E for copies of these development plans.
SEC. 51P-521.110. OFF-STREET PARKING AND LOADING.
(a) Except as otherwise provided in this article, consult the use regulations contained in Division 51A-4.200 for the specific off-street parking and loading requirements for each use. Consult the off-street parking and loading regulations (Divisions 51A-4.300 et seq.) for information regarding off-street parking and loading generally.
(b) In Subdistrict B. In addition to the authority of the board of adjustment to consider parking special exceptions under Section 51A-4.311, the board of adjustment may grant a special exception to authorize a reduction of up to 75 percent of the number of off-street parking spaces for wholesale, distribution, and storage uses in Subdistrict B. All other provisions of Section 51A-4.311 shall apply to such an exception. (Ord. Nos. 24425; 24914; 25481)
SEC. 51P-521.112. LANDSCAPING.
(a) Except as otherwise provided below for Subdistrict B, landscaping in this district must be provided in compliance with the requirements of Article X.
(b) In Subdistrict B, the following additional landscaping requirements apply.
(c) Private license granted in Subdistrict B.
(d) Parkway landscape permit in Subdistrict B.
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SEC. 51P-521.114. FLOOD PLAIN AND ESCARPMENT ZONE REGULATIONS.
Development within this district must comply with Article V. (Ord. Nos. 24425; 24914)
SEC. 51P-521.117. NET DEVELOPABLE AREA CALCULATIONS.
All residential densities (dwelling units per acre) and all floor area ratios are calculated by using the "net developable area." The net developable area is calculated by subtracting the following from the gross acreage of each subarea:
(1) Thoroughfares shown on the conceptual plans.
(2) Land areas where slopes exceed a 25 percent grade.
(3) Drainage ways.
(4) The escarpment zone. (Ord. Nos. 24425; 24914)
SEC. 51P-521.117.1. SIDEWALKS.
(a) Except as otherwise provided in this article, the standards, provisions, and requirements of the Dallas City Code, as amended, apply to all sidewalks.
(b) In Subdistrict B, a sidewalk a minimum of six feet in width must be provided along the eastern frontage of Mountain Creek Parkway. The location of this sidewalk is subject to the approval of the director, but should be generally located in that area parallel to and between five and 15 feet from the back of the projected street curb. Notwithstanding Subsection (a) above, the sidewalk requirements along the western frontage of Mountain Creek Parkway are waived until the director deems it necessary to construct such sidewalk for safety and mobility issues.
(c) Should the director waive the required sidewalks in Subdistrict B, the waiver does not preclude the city from installing sidewalks at some later time and assessing the abutting owners for the cost of the installation. (Ord. 25481)
SEC. 51P-521.118. ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS.
(a) The entire Property must be properly maintained in a state of good repair and neat appearance.
(b) Development and use of the Property must comply with all federal and state laws and regulations, and with all ordinances, rules, and regulations of the city.
NOTE: Due to the presence of highly expansive soil conditions on property within this district, the building official, in accordance with the provisions of the Dallas Building Code, currently requires that all building permit applications submitted for structures in this district be accompanied by a letter bearing the seal and signature of a professional engineer registered in the State of Texas and must contain the street address and lot and block of the building site and a statement that the foundation has been designed to soil conditions based on a soil analysis prepared by a recognized testing laboratory in accordance with the Dallas Building Code.
(c) Prior to development plan approval or action on a specific use permit request by the city plan commission in Subdistricts S-2a, S-2b, S-3, S-4, S-5, S-6, S-7, S-8, S-9, or S-10, written notification must be sent to all owners of real property lying within 500 feet of the boundary of the area of request. Measurements and the mailing of notices must be made pursuant to the requirements of Section 51A-4.701(b)(5). (Ord. Nos. 24425; 24914; 26102)