Dallas Landscape and Urban Forest Conservation Ordinance Proposal

“The hope of the future lies not in curbing the influence of human occupancy – it is already too late for that – but in creating a better understanding of the extent of that influence and a new ethic for its governance.” 
― 
Aldo LeopoldGame Management


The final draft of the City of Dallas Article X ordinance which is to go to the City Plan Commission was released today for full public viewing. I'm posting the 72-page document here since we will be referring to it in the coming months.  After greater than two years of working on this piece of regulation, it feels good that it is now in full view and ready for scrutiny.  It's time to talk it out.  

For my part, it's time to begin to address content.  There is a central purpose and objective to gain here. After the briefing on Thursday, I will begin to discuss various parts of the General and Landscape divisions of the code, section by section, and paragraph by paragraph, as needed.

But let's just start with the ordinance itself.

Dallas Article X in three divisions.

The ordinance and related materials since February 2015 are available at the following link:
http://dallascityhall.com/departments/sustainabledevelopment/planning/Pages/Code-Amendments.aspx

Scroll down on the Code Amendments page to "Article X. The Landscape and Tree Preservation Regulations."

UPDATE:  Checklists for 10.125 and 10.126 requirements are available at DallasTrees.net on the Article X Amendment Reference page.  These may assist you in reading the landscape division for the non-residential uses.
Page one appropriately underscores the word conservation.

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