Staff will make a presentation of proposed changes and answer questions.
The City is in the process of updating the Denton Development Code (DDC). The DDC is one of the most important codes in the City as it regulates what, where, and how development occurs in Denton. The last comprehensive DDC and Zoning Map updates were made more than 16 years ago. With the recently adopted City comprehensive plan, Denton Plan 2030, and Denton’s ongoing growth, it is time to reevaluate the Code and make the changes necessary to implement our vision for Denton’s future.
The goal of the DDC Update is to promote responsible and quality development while also protecting and preserving Denton’s unique charm and character. To ensure that we balance smart growth and community preservation, the new DDC will center on the following themes:
- Focus on customer service
- Build a strong foundation
- Tailor development standards to specific context
- Provide flexibility
- Protect neighborhoods
- Coordinate efforts throughout the City
Because the DDC includes the standards and processes that regulate development and set zoning designations, the DDC update will affect all Denton residents, businesses, and property owners. While you may find yourself in a new zoning district, the current polices affecting single-family neighborhoods or existing developments will not change. However, if you own or live near undeveloped property, you are likely to see new zoning and development regulations and processes.
If you have questions or would like more information regarding your property or how the DDC update could impact you, contact Development Services at (940) 349-8541.