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Public Invited to Review Garland's Development Code

The City of Garland is updating its development regulations and wants public input about those updates.

The City utilizes development-related regulations to achieve attractive, quality development which enhances the quality of life for residents and businesses. Such regulations include zoning requirements, subdivision regulations and other design and development standards. The City is modernizing its development codes to consolidate these regulations into a cohesive and well-organized document. The new document will also help the City respond to changes in demographic, market and development trends while providing more flexible and user-friendly regulations and processes.

City Staff has worked with a consultant team to develop an initial draft of the Garland Development Code (GDC) which is now ready for public review and feedback. The draft GDC will be presented to the community at a series of meetings designed to increase public awareness and understanding of the GDC, and to maximize the public’s ability to provide input into the review and adoption process.

You are invited to attend one of the community meetings to learn more about the proposed GDC, ask questions, and provide City Staff with your suggestions and feedback. The community meeting schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, Dec. 3, 6 to 8 p.m. - South Garland Library, 4845 Broadway Boulevard
Thursday, Dec. 12, 6 to 8 p.m. - North Garland Library, 3845 North Garland Avenue
Tuesday, Jan. 7, 6 to 8 p.m. - Northeast Church, 318 North Shiloh Road
Thursday, Jan. 16, 6 to 8 p.m. - Central Library, 625 Austin Street

A special website - GarlandDevCode.org - has been established which provides an overview of the GDC, important meeting dates and links to the draft document and related summary materials. A dedicated GDC email address - GDC@garlandtx.gov - has also been created, to facilitate the exchange of information.

After meeting with the community and with other stakeholders in the development process, work sessions and public hearings will be held by the Plan Commission and City Council to consider adoption of the new Code. Look for updates in future issues of the Garland City Press and on the GDC website!