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Planning Division | 209 W. Church St. | P.O. Box 534045 | Grand Prairie, TX 75053
Phone 972-237-8255 | Fax 972-237-8116 | E-Mail
What is the Heads Up Program? How does my neighborhood enroll?
How do I know what land uses are permitted in a particular zoning district?
How do I get a copy of a City Ordinance?
Does the City of Grand Prairie have copies of surveys?
What is a pre-development conference and how do I schedule one?
What are Planned Development Districts (PD's)? How do I find out what uses are allowed in a Planned Development District?
How do I get ownership information on a parcel of land?
What is a PON? When are PON's required?
Q: What is the Heads Up Program? How does my neighborhood enroll?
A:
The “Heads Up” Neighborhood Notification Program forwards information to neighborhood organizations regarding development proposals occurring within their jurisdictions or within close proximity of their boundaries. Receiving notification at the beginning of the development review cycle gives these organizations more time to study the proposed changes and provide public input well in advance of the public hearing notification time frame required by Texas law. Organizations who participate in this program will receive a notice of pending development requests approximately one week after a developer files their application.  To register your HOA with the "Heads Up" Neighborhood Notification Program CLICK HERE or call Savannah Ware at (972) 237-8258 (E-Mail).
Q: How do I know what land uses are permitted in a particular zoning district?
A:
Article 4, "Permissible Uses," of the Unified Development Code lists all uses allowed in a particular zoning district. To verify that a use is permitted in a particular zoning district it is recommended that one contact the Grand Prairie Planning Department at (972) 237-8255.
Q: How do I get a copy of a City Ordinance?
A:
To obtain a copy of a City Ordinance one can either contact the City Secretary's office at (972)-237-8035 or fill out an Open Records Request Form located on the city website.
Q: Does the City of Grand Prairie have copies of surveys?
A:
The City of Grand Prairie does not have copies of surveys. To obtain a survey for a particular piece of property contact a certified surveyor.
Q: What is a pre-development conference and how do I schedule one?
A:
A pre-development conference is a preliminary informational meeting between an applicant and staff. This meeting is used to help the applicant prepare to submit a development application, and/or identify any major issues that the proposed project may encounter after submittal. A pre-development conference is recommended when submitting for any site plans or specific use permits.
Q: What are Planned Development Districts (PD's)? How do I find out what uses are allowed in a Planned Development District?
A:
[PD: Planned Development District] A Planned Development District is a zoning designation which may be permitted anywhere in the municipal limits for the purpose of permitting property to be developed with one or more uses not otherwise permitted or conditional in the zoning district in which the property is located, subject to certain development regulations and one or more development site plans; or subject to development regulations not otherwise permitted in the zoning district in which the property is located. All questions about specific land uses in a Planned Development District should be directed to the Grand Prairie Planning Department at (972) 237-8255.
Q: How do I get ownership information on a parcel of land?
A:
The official land ownership information is available through the county appraisal district.
Q: What is a PON? When are PON's required?
A:
[PON: Property Owner Notification] Chapter 211 of the Texas Local Government Code requires that all property owners within 200 feet of a proposed development or zoning change are notified by mail of the dates of public hearings at least ten (10) days prior to the Planning and Zoning Commission hearing. The City of Grand Prairie notifies all residents within 300 feet of a proposed development or zoning change. The Property Owner Notification is also posted in print at least fifteen (15) days prior to the Planning and Zoning Commission hearing in the Fort Worth Star Telegram. In addition, the applicant is responsible for posting signs with a case reference number along all thoroughfares approximately two weeks prior to the Planning and Zoning Commission hearing.

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