The City of Irving continues the work to update its new Unified Development Code (UDC) to better serve this 21st century global community. The UDC consists of zoning and platting regulations. Irving residents, property owners and stakeholders are encouraged to share their experiences and changes they would like to see in how the city regulates land used for housing, commerce and other uses.
Community input is crucial to planning for the future. All stakeholders are invited to fill out the Zoning and Subdivision Ordinance survey.
Input on the existing rules and how to improve them will help city planners answer the following questions:
- Does Irving need more residential zoning districts to accommodate newer types of housing?
- Are fewer residential districts needed, but with more flexibility within them so all residents can afford to live in Irving?
- Are the current minimum lot sizes and setback requirements appropriate for today's housing needs?
- Should the city be more permissive in allowing carports or rear dwelling units?
- Should the city add an option for residential lofts in one or more commercial zoning districts?
- Should Irving keep residential and commercial districts distinct?
- Should the city narrow down the number of commercial districts?
- Is there enough parking available?
All of these changes must be completed through amendments to the zoning and subdivision ordinance codes. Staff will use submitted input to guide proposed amendments for decisions by the City Council, which will shape the City of Irving for decades to come. The schedules and draft ordinances will be posted as amendments are prepared.