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Previously Held Meetings

Joint Plan Commission/City Council Work Sessions

The purpose of this meeting is to present the 2nd draft of the Garland Development Code (GDC) to the City Council and Plan Commission.

Meeting Dates

This meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 31

Joint Plan Commission/City Council Work Sessions

The purpose of these meetings is to discuss policy direction on certain sections of the Garland Development Code (GDC) based on the discussions with the Plan Commission and City Council in previous work sessions. This direction will assist in making revisions to the next draft of the GDC.

Meeting Dates

Each meeting was held at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 15
Thursday, May 22
Thursday, May 29

Joint Plan Commission/City Council Work Sessions

Chapters of the GDC were presented to the Plan Commission and City Council in jointly held special work sessions in an effort to expedite the review and adoption process. 

Feb. 13, 20, 27, March 6, 20, 27 and April 3

Community Meetings

Community meetings were held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. at locations dispersed geographically throughout the community. The purpose of these meetings was to educate people on the GDC: what it is, why it is needed, and what it means for our community and to gather feedback from the community. These meetings were held at the following locations:

December 3         South Garland Library - 4845 Broadway Boulevard 
December 12       North Garland Library - 3845 N. Garland Avenue
January 7            Northeast Church - 318 N. Shiloh Road
January 16          Central Library - 625 Austin Street     

Stakeholder Meetings

Stakeholder meetings were held between December 3rd and January 9th. These meetings were grouped by stakeholder interest. For example, one meeting was geared toward Engineers, focusing on technical requirements related to subdivision platting and infrastructure. Another meeting was geared toward Architects, focusing on building and site design.

Downtown Property and Business Owner's Meeting

One of the features of the GDC draft is creation of a Form-Based Code for the Downtown District. The proposed District represents a significant change from the traditional zoning and design standards which currently govern the use and development of land Downtown. For example, the new District will allow for a mixture of compatible uses, higher densities, and placement of buildings closer to the street consistent with the existing historic Downtown core and with the type of development that has recently occurred along Fifth Street. It is intended that the District will create an environment that attracts people, activity and investment to Downtown Garland.

A meeting was held on February 11, 2014 scheduled to discuss the proposed Downtown Form-Based Code with property and business owners within the District, and to receive feedback.