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Denton Development Code Update: Zoning Change Notices

4/12/2019 12:00:00 AM

The City of Denton is in the process of updating the Denton Development Code, which sets the rules for what, where, and how much can be built in Denton and the standards for the layout, look, and feel of new development.

The City recently mailed notices to all property owners within the city limits regarding proposed zoning modifications associated with the Denton Development Code update project. These notices are a legally required step in the Code update process.

As part of the Code update, all City zoning districts will have new names; however, the permitted uses and development standards for many districts, particularly the residential districts, will not substantially change. Because the zoning districts are being renamed, every property in Denton must be “rezoned” into the new districts. The intent of the Code update is to clarify the development standards, simplify the development process and increase transparency, and simplify zoning categories and better align zoning districts with surrounding areas. Existing uses and current allowable uses will not be impacted by the update.

Property owners in the current neighborhood residential zoning districts (NR-1, NR-2, NR-3, NR-4, NR-5, or NR-6) received a letter stating that their property is proposed to be rezoned as a residential district (R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, or R6) respectively. This renaming of zoning districts will not have an impact on existing homes because the renamed zoning districts are a conversion consistent with the City’s current zoning.

Commercial property owners who received a notice may wish to review the proposed zoning map and proposed Development Code more closely as multiple existing zoning districts are being condensed into fewer districts.

The proposed zoning map and Development Code can be viewed at www.dentoncode2030.com. Development Services staff are available to assist property owners or answer questions. Call Development Services at (940) 349-8541 or email development@cityofdenton.com. City representatives are available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Denton City Council will consider the proposed Denton Development Code and zoning map on Tuesday, April 23 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall (215 E. McKinney St.). City staff will be available at 2 p.m. to answer questions and assist those needing additional information. We encourage individuals with questions to arrive early so concerns can be addressed prior to the meeting.

Contact: Scott McDonald, (940) 349-8539, Scott.McDonald@cityofdenton.com