Planning and Zoning

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    Development Impact Fees: New Growth Paying Their Way

    The City of Irving is examining the idea of enacting Impact Fees that will enable new growth to help pay its fair share of city utilities and services. Read on...
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    Planning a Carport? Request a Permit First

    Carports are a popular and great addition to a home. But before construction begins, the City of Irving needs to issue a permit. Read on...
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    Is a Building Permit Needed?

    Permits are required to erect, alter, move, enlarge, replace, demolish or repair a structure or building. Residents should verify that contractors have obtained proper permits for any work being done. Read on...
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    Why Does Zoning Exist?

    The City of Irving strives to ensure that the zoning of adjacent properties is generally compatible. Anyone developing a property, building a house or establishing a business must select a use allowed within the property’s zoning district. Read on...
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    Did You Receive a Public Notice?

    The notice, consisting of three or four pages, is most likely about a request a neighbor is making to change the allowable uses on a nearby property. Read on...
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    A New Housing Plan

    On July 1, the City Council was presented with a new Housing Plan, which seeks to address housing availability and affordability. The recommendations within this plan will be used to guide future city policy. Read on...
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    What is this Zoning District?

    Public and private schools, religious institutions or houses of worship, and nonprofit cultural institutions, public utilities, government buildings and facilities are allowable in all zoning districts. Other uses are restricted to specific districts. Read on...
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    How to Find a Property’s Zoning

    First time using the city's Interactive Map? Use this step-by-step tutorial to find a property's zoning quickly. Read on...
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A Vision for the Future

Irving 2017 Comprehensive Plan - Brochure Cover Opens in new windowAdopted in July 2017, the Imagine Irving Comprehensive Plan guides the city as it transitions from a focus on new development to encouraging redevelopment and enhancing existing neighborhoods and commercial areas. 

The goal is to ensure an economically sustainable future where the infrastructure, housing and service needs of future residents and property owners can be met without reliance upon outside funding sources.

Read the 2017 Imagine Irving Comprehensive Plan (PDF)

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Thank you for contacting Planning and Zoning, a division of the City of Irving Planning and Community Development Department. For Planning and Zoning questions, expect an answer within two business days. For immediate assistance, please call (972) 721-2424.

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