PD 533-535 C.F. Hawn SPD


Abridged ordinance for landscaping

SEC. 51P-533.101.  LEGISLATIVE HISTORY. 
 PD 533 was established by Ordinance No. 23780, passed by the Dallas City Council on February 
10, 1999. Ordinance No. 23780 amended Ordinance No. 19455, Chapter 51A of the Dallas City Code, as 
amended. (Ord. Nos. 19455; 23780; 25164) 

SEC. 51P-533.102.  PROPERTY LOCATION AND SIZE. 
 PD 533 is established on property generally located on both sides of C.F. Hawn Freeway (U.S. 
Highway 175) between Lake June Road and Buckner Boulevard. The size of PD 533 is approximately 
239.53 acres. (Ord. Nos. 23780; 25164; 26984)

SEC. 51P-533.106.  CREATION OF SEPARATE SUBDISTRICTS. 
 This district is divided into seven subdistricts: Subdistricts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7. The boundaries 
of all subdistricts are verbally described in Exhibit 533A. A map showing the boundaries of the various 
subdistricts is labelled Exhibit 533B. In the event of a  conflict, the verbal descriptions in Exhibit A of 
Ordinance No. 23780 and Exhibit 533A control over the graphic description in Exhibit 533B. (Ord. Nos. 
23780; 25164; 26984)

Abridged ordinance for landscaping

SEC. 51P-534.101.  LEGISLATIVE HISTORY. 
 PD 534 was established by Ordinance No. 23987, passed by the Dallas City Council on August 
25, 1999. Ordinance No. 23987 amended Ordinance No. 19455, Chapter 51A of the Dallas City Code, as 
amended. (Ord. Nos. 19455; 23987; 25164) 

SEC. 51P-534.102.  PROPERTY LOCATION AND SIZE. 
 PD 534 is established on property generally located on both sides of C.F. Hawn Freeway (U.S. 
Highway 175) between Buckner Boulevard and the  T. & N. O. Railroad. The size of PD 534 is 
approximately 117.00 acres. (Ord. Nos. 23987; 25164)

SEC. 51P-534.106.  CREATION OF SEPARATE SUBDISTRICTS
 This district is divided into three subdistricts: Subdistricts 1, 2, and 3. The boundaries of all 
subdistricts are verbally described in Exhibit 534A. A map showing the boundaries of the various 
subdistricts is labelled Exhibit 534B. In the event of a  conflict, the verbal descriptions in Exhibit A of 
Ordinance No. 23987 and Exhibit 534A control over the graphic description in Exhibit 534B. (Ord. Nos. 
23987; 25164) 


Abridged ordinance for landscaping

SEC. 51P-535.101.  LEGISLATIVE HISTORY. 
 PD 535 was established by Ordinance No. 23988, passed by the Dallas City Council on August 
25, 1999. Ordinance No. 23988 amended Ordinance No. 19455, Chapter 51A of the Dallas City Code, as 
amended. (Ord. Nos. 19455; 23988; 25164) 

SEC. 51P-535.102.  PROPERTY LOCATION AND SIZE. 
 PD 535 is established on property generally located on both sides of C.F. Hawn Freeway (U.S. 
Highway 175) between the T. & N. O. Railroad and Haymarket Road. The size of PD 535 is 
approximately 135.45 acres. (Ord. Nos. 23988; 25164; 25433)

SEC. 51P-535.106.  CREATION OF SEPARATE SUBDISTRICTS. 
 This district is divided into three subdistricts: Subdistricts 1, 2, and 3. The boundaries of all 
subdistricts are verbally described in Exhibit 535A. A map showing the boundaries of the various 
subdistricts is labelled Exhibit 535B. In the event of a  conflict, the verbal descriptions in Exhibit A of 
Ordinance No. 23988 and Exhibit 535A control over the graphic description in Exhibit 535B. (Ord. Nos. 
23988; 25164) 


Definition:
(2) PARKWAY means that portion of the  street right-of-way located between the 
street curb and the front lot line. 


SEC. 51P-534.112.  LANDSCAPING. (PD's 533, 534, and 535 share similar landscape ordinances. Use this for each.)

 (a)  Application of section. 

     (1) Parkway landscaping provisions become applicable to a lot when an application 
is made for a building permit for construction work that increases building height, floor area ratio, 
required parking, or nonpermeable coverage of the lot. Parkway improvements on state highways are 
subject to Texas Department of Transportation approval. If this approval cannot be obtained, parkway 
improvements must be located within that portion of the required front yard immediately adjacent to the 
parkway. 

     (2) Site area landscaping, front yard strip landscaping, screening, and sidewalk 
provisions become applicable to a lot when an application is made for a building permit for construction 
work that increases either the floor area ratio, building height, or nonpermeable coverage of the lot by 
more than 20 percent. For purposes of this section, compliance with Article X must include incorporating 
two of the following six design standards: enhanced vehicular pavement, permeable vehicular pavement, 
pedestrian facilities, foundation planting strip, understory preservation, or enhanced pedestrian walkways. 
(street buffer and enhanced perimeter buffer are not included)

    (3) Front yard strip landscaping and screening provisions may be imposed during 
required development impact or residential adjacency review procedures.  

  
 (b)  Parkway landscaping.  One tree at least three and one-half caliper inches, or two trees at 
least one and one-half caliper inches, must be provided between the street curb and the sidewalk for each 
30 feet of lot frontage, exclusive of driveways, visibility triangles, and access-ways at points of ingress 
and egress. No underground irrigation system is required for parkway landscaping. 


 (c)  Front yard strip landscaping. (mandatory street buffer as amended)
 
      (1) The 10-foot-wide strip of land along the entire length of the front yard and 
immediately adjacent to the property line must be landscaped as follows: 

           (A) Forty percent of the surface must be permeable. 
           (B) Ten percent must be landscaped with trees, shrubs, or a combination of 
trees and shrubs that have the potential to attain a minimum height of 30 inches within a three year time 
period. 
           (C) One tree at least three and one-half caliper inches, or two trees at least 
one and one-half caliper inches, must be provided between the street curb and the sidewalk for each 30 
feet of lot frontage, exclusive of driveways, visibility triangles, and access-ways at points of ingress and 
egress. 
           (D) An underground irrigation system must be provided. 

  (2) Front yard strip landscaping must be approved by the building official. 

 (d)  Site area landscaping.  The remainder of the lot must be landscaped in accordance with 
the provisions contained in Article X. An underground irrigation system must be provided. 


 (e)  Screening. 

     (1) A six-foot-high solid screening fence must be provided along all rear and side lot 
lines that are adjacent to residential districts.
 
     (2) Off-street parking must be screened from an abutting street right-of-way with: 

           (A) a minimum three-foot-high solid fence, with an 18-inch-wide planting 
bed located on its street side; or 
           (B) shrubs with the potential to attain a minimum height of 30 inches within 
a three-year time period. 

     (3) Outside industrial uses, must be  screened with a minimum six-foot-high fence 
with a screening factor of less than 66 percent, and an 18-inch-wide planting bed located on its street side. 

 (f)  Sidewalks.  A sidewalk with a minimum width of six feet must be provided in the 
parkway. On state highways, this sidewalk must be provided in the parkway, subject to Texas Department 
of Transportation approval. If Texas Department of Transportation approval cannot be obtained, the 
property is exempt from this requirement

(g)  Completion.  All landscaping must be completed in accordance with the provisions 
contained in Article X.


(h)  General maintenance. 

     (1) Required landscaping must be maintained in a healthy, growing condition at all 
times. The property owner is responsible for regular weeding, mowing of grass, irrigating, fertilizing, 
pruning, and other maintenance of all plantings as needed. Any plant that dies must be replaced with 
another living plant that complies with the approved landscape plan within 90 days after notification by 
the city. If a property owner fails to replace landscaping required under this section within 90 days, the 
property owner shall be subject to a fine of up to $2,000 per day for each day that the violation exists. 

    (2) Any damage to utility lines resulting from the negligence of the property owner 
or his agents or employees in the installation and maintenance of required landscaping in a utility 
easement is the responsibility of the property owner. If a public utility disturbs a landscaped area located 
in a utility easement, it is the obligation of the property owner to replace the plant materials within 90 
days.  

 (i)  Landscape plan. 

      (1) A landscape plan must be submitted to and approved by the building official 
prior to the installation of landscaping required by this article.   

      (2) Upon the submission of a plan for or including the installation of parkway landscaping, the building official shall circulate it to all affected city departments and all utility and communication companies for review and comment. If, after receiving comments from affected city 
departments and utility and communication companies, the building official determines that the 
construction and planting proposed is in compliance with this article, and will not be inconsistent with 
and will not impair the public utility or communications company use of the right-of-way, the building 
official shall approve the landscape plan; otherwise, the building official shall disapprove the plan. 

  (3) If the building official disapproves the  plan on the basis that the installation of 
the landscaping within the parkway will be inconsistent with, or will unreasonably impair the public 
utility or communication company use of the street right-of-way, a new plan incorporating the parkway 
landscaping requirements within the required front yard shall be submitted to the building official for 
approval. 

(j)  Private license granted. 

    (1) The city council hereby grants a private license to each of the abutting property 
owners of the property in the C.F. Hawn Special  Purpose District No. 2 for the exclusive purpose of 
authorizing compliance with the parkway landscaping requirements of this section. An abutting property 
owner is not required to pay an initial or annual fee for this license, although a fee may be charged for 
issuance of a landscape permit in accordance with Chapter 52 of the Dallas City Code, as amended.  This 
private license shall not terminate at the end of any specific time period, however, the city council retains 
the right to terminate this license whenever in its judgement the purpose or use of this license is 
inconsistent with the public use of the right-of-way or whenever the purpose or use of this license is likely 
to become a nuisance. 

  (2) To the extent that the provisions contained in this section conflict with the 
applicable licensing provisions contained in Chapter 43 of the Dallas City Code, the provisions contained 
in Chapter 43 are waived. 

  (3) In no event shall the license granted  by this section be construed to grant an 
easement or real property interest of any kind to the licensees. (Ord. Nos. 23987; 25164)



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Parkway landscaping:
BU permit - increases building ht., FAR, required parking, or nonpermeable coverage.
If not in parkway, in FY adj. to parkway.


Site area, Front yard strip, screening, and sidewalk: BU permit - increases either the FAR, building height, or nonpermeable coverage by MORE THAN 20%.




Front Yard Strip and Screening: MAY be imposed in DIR or RAR.



Parkway LA:  1 tree @ 3.5", or 2 trees @ 1.5", bt curb and sidewalk for 1:30' of frontage, exclusive. No underground irrigation required for parkway.


Front Yard Strip
10' wide along front and
40% + permeable,
10% with trees, shrubs or combination.
1 tree @ 3.5" +, or 2 trees @ 1.5", bt curb and sidewalk, with underground irrigation.















Site Area: Article X with an underground irrigation.


Screening

6' ht on rear and side lot  with RA.

Off street parking screened with 3' tall fence with 18" bed on street side, OR shrubs to 30" in 3 years.



Outside industrial screened.






Sidewalks:  

Min. 6' wide in parkway, or exempted.. 


Completion Article X.









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