District 13


​​​Councilmember Jennifer Staubach Gates

City Council District 13​

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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

First, I would like to thank all of those who supported me during the campaign and have given me the opportunity to serve as your  elected Council Member for District 13. I am honored to have this opportunity to represent District 13 on the City Council, and I will continue to learn, research, and explore City Council issues so I can best represent you as your Council Member....

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 News and Updates​

Plans to mitigate DNT and Northwest Highway congestion

Read the recent memo from Transportation Department Director,  Michael Rogers,  which highlights how the City and its partner agencies, NTTA and the North Central Texas Council of Governments, are working to alleviate congestion in the area including Preston Center and the fire station signal.


Preston Center Parking Garage 2nd Public Meeting

On January 31, 2019, the North Central Texas Council of Governments and the City of Dallas will host a Public Meeting to discuss the future of the Preston Center Garage. This is your opportunity to provide input about the current garage, as well as your vision of what it should be for Preston Center. The meeting will be from 6-8:00 pm at the Walnut Hill Recreation Center, 10011 Midway Road, Dallas, TX 75229. 

The survey and Public Meeting are part of the Parking Garage and Transportation Interface Study. The Study is an analysis that follows the community-led Northwest Highway and Preston Road Area Plan, which was completed at the end of 2016. This Study will evaluate the recommendations of the Area Plan for a new, underground garage with green space on top, and possibly some technology improvements/modifications that could be made in the near-term. The Study will also evaluate access and connections from Northwest Highway to the parking structure. 

This will be the second Public Meeting; the first was held on September 6 at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church. This link will take you to a presentation shared at the 9/6 Public Meeting:

www.nctcog.org/planningstudies (Click on 'Dallas Preston Center Garage Study')

Please share the link and news of the 1/31 Public Meeting with your neighbors or anyone you think may be interested in the study. 


2019 Offsite Council Meetings

Council passed a resolution in June 2018, which allows four offsite City Council Agenda meetings to be held quarterly throughout the City of Dallas. The City Manager recommended the dates and sites selected, and all were approved with the adoption of the city calendar this fall. Below you'll find dates, times and addresses for these offsite meetings, as well as information on how to register to speak and where to find Agendas posted online.

February 13, 2019 at 2 pm

The first offsite meeting is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 2 pm at W.H. Adamson High School, 309 E. 9th Street, Dallas, Texas, 75203

May 8, 2019 at 2 pm

The second offsite meeting is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at 2 pm at Kleberg-Rylie Recreation Center, 1515 Edd Road, Dallas, 75253.

August 14, 2019 at 2pm

The third offsite meeting is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, August 14, 2019, at 2 pm at Bachman Lake Branch Library, 9480 Webb Chapel Road, Dallas 75220.

November 13, 2019 at 2pm

The fourth offsite meeting is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at 2 pm at Campbell Green Recreation Center, 16600 Park Hill Dr., Dallas 75248.

In addition, the resolution states that the second Wednesday City Council Agenda meeting will start at 2 pm instead of 9 am, with public hearings to begin not earlier than 6 pm at Dallas City Hall.

How to Register to Speak at a City Council Meeting

A person wishing to address the city council must first register with the city secretary and provide the following information: Name, residence address, daytime telephone number, the subject matter to be presented, and whether the subject is on the current city council meeting agenda. A person may register in person, by electronic mail (CitySecretary@dallascityhall.com), or by telephone (214-670-3738). The earliest a person may register for an upcoming city council meeting is 8:15 a.m. of the next regular business day following the previous city council meeting. The deadline for registering to address the council at a city council meeting is 5:00 p.m. of the last regular business day preceding the meeting. No person may register to speak during an open microphone period more than once within any 30-day period.  This is anticipated to be the process, however, rules may be suspended to accommodate neighborhood speakers.

How to View Upcoming Agendas

Upcoming Agendas with Agenda Item Details, once posted, may be found at this website: www.dallascityhall.com/government/Pages/Council-Agenda.aspx

 

              QuikTrip/Bachman Creek Update 9.7.18

Councilmember Narvaez requested to defer Item #43 from the September 12, 2018 agenda. It will appear on the September 26, 2018 agenda instead, and the public hearing date will need to be pushed to November 14, 2018.

Should you have any questions please feel free to contact  Matt Sanderson of Gray Reed & McGraw at 469-320-6098 or MSanderson@GrayReed.com.

 

QuikTrip/Bachman Creek Update 

Please note the QuickTrip/Bachman Creek Greenbelt item is set for Council’s agenda on September 12, which will authorize a public hearing for October 24, 2018. As such, we wanted to provide an update through the link below for the D13 community. Following the related town hall, QuickTrip has worked with the community to address the concerns raised at that meeting. The proposed plan has been revamped in attempts to reflect addressing those concerns, including:

  • Additional traffic lane to reduce potential traffic;
  • Smaller store footprint on QuikTrip’s property to reduce perceived negative impact to the adjoining park property; and
  • Added surveillance and monitoring to help reduce crime  

These changes supplement the benefits that were already part of the project, which include riparian plantings, sod, ornamental grasses, trees, and bushes, along with an improved and widened trail to connect this area to the rest of the park. All of these improvements would occur at QuikTrip’s cost, but at the sole direction of the Dallas Park Department. 

Should you have any questions, please contact Matt Sanderson of Gray Reed & McGraw at 469-320-6098 or MSanderson@GrayReed.com

Bachman Creek Presentation


 

Preston Center Parking Garage and Transportation Interface Study 

Update 9.12.18

9/6 Preston Center Garage Study Public Meeting #1

This link will take you to a presentation shared at the September 6 Public Meeting. You can view the presentation and meeting materials as follows:

www.nctcog.org/planningstudies (Click on ‘Dallas Preston Center Garage Study’)

 

We want to let District 13 constituents know of an upcoming opportunity where you'll be able to provide your thoughts and ideas about parking at Preston Center. 

The City of Dallas and the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) are seeking input through an online survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/prestoncenterparking, as well as holding a Public Meeting for the community: 

Public Meeting Details

Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 6:30 pm

St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church

8011 Douglas Ave.

Dallas, TX 75225 

 

The survey and Public Meeting are part of the Parking Garage and Transportation Interface Study. The Study is an analysis that follows the community-led Northwest Highway and Preston Road Area Plan, which was completed at the end of 2016. This Study will evaluate the recommendations of the Area Plan for a new, underground garage with green space on top, and possibly some technology improvements/modifications that could be made in the near-term. The Study will also evaluate access and connections from Northwest Highway to the parking structure. 

We hope you'll join the discussion and attend the Public Meeting on September 6th. This is your opportunity to provide input about the current garage, as well as your vision of what it should be for Preston Center.

Please let others know about this opportunity by forwarding it on to your neighbors or anyone you think may be interested in the study. 

For more information, go to www.nctcog.org/planningstudies or call Judy Meyer at 214-499-4661.

Anyone needing language interpretation or special accommodations for a disability at the public meeting, or to complete the survey, should contact Judy no later than Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018.

 

 Atmos Update 9.05.18

Please see the latest update from Atmos Energy on their pipe replacement projects.

If you have specific questions please contact:  Travis Cooper, travis.cooper@atmosenergy.com.

 

Atmos Update 7.30.18

The below link was provided by Atmos, and provides an update on their accelerated pipe replacement program. At this time, the included map is as large as it can be. We are working with Atmos, and hope they will be able to provide a bigger map, making it easier to find your neighborhood and street.

 https://www.atmosenergy.com/sites/default/files/atmos_energy_2018_accelerated_plan.pdf 

Our office does not have any information about the timing of their planned projects. You can call 1-888-286-6700, and Atmos will connect you with the Field Construction Supervisor to provide information about your specific area.  

NOTE: If Atmos has scheduled work for your area, you will receive two door-tag notifications: the first will be 7-10 days out, and the second will be 24-48 hours before work begins. 


 Atmos Energy Update 6.4.18​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Atmos Energy Update 3.27.18

Atmos Energy Update 3.6.18

 Atmos Energy Update 3.5.18

Atmos Energy Update 3.1.18

Understanding Pipe Replacement

Spring Newsletter 2018

The Dallas Water Utilities​ is replacing the pump station at Walnut Hill and Hillcrest. Demolition of the old pump station and reservoir is now complete. The overall project is 55% complete and it is expected that the first half of the pump station will be placed into service in early Summer 2018.  Overall construction activities for this project will last through Fall of 2019.  Dallas Water Utilities will revisit the landscape plan and engage the Ad Hoc Committee beginning in January 2018. The Planned Development (PD) requires the building official to approve the inventory all plants in the final landscape plan and Council will be required to approve the contract prior to implementation of the final landscape plan.  For more information on this project please see the Walcrest Pump Station Fact Sheet here and visit www.walcrest.org       

Helpful Information​​​​

​​​District 13 Zoning Change Applications​​   

 

 

                        District 13 Board  of Adjustmen​t Applications

  • BDA178-358  Lomo AltoRemoval of SUP 1172. Create form-based planned development district for mixed uses.