The Dallas City Plan Commission recommended approval of the zoning change of a vacant lot near Forest Lane and Nuestra Drive.
Forest Park Development LLC requested to rezone the lot at the northwest corner of Forest and Nuestra to a planned development district. It is currently zoned a single-family district and allows for no more than nine single-family lots.
The developer plans to build 27 single-family homes on the 3.5 acre property, which would require modifications to the yard, lot, space and shared access regulations.
To increase the number of dwelling units, lot sizes will shrink. The current zoning requires 16,000 square feet per lot, but the new planned development district requires a minimum of 4,300 square feet. At least 65% of each lot must be covered.
Residences can’t exceed 30 feet in height, and enclosed off-street parking structures, such as garages, can’t exceed 26 feet.
City staff recommended the request be denied because it was incompatible with the surrounding neighborhoods, which contain single-family homes on 16,000-square-foot lots.
The Dallas City Council will hear public comments about the rezoning Aug. 11. To sign up to speak, go here. The deadline to register to speak is 5 p.m. Aug. 10.
Read more about zoning changes on Forest Lane here.
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