Dallas Could Eliminate Parking Requirements

Supporters of the measure say it would contribute to economic development and make local development more affordable.

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March 7, 2024, 7:00 AM PST

By Diana Ionescu @aworkoffiction


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The city of Dallas could eliminate parking minimums, following in the footsteps of Austin and other cities, as part of an effort to improve land use efficiency, boost economic activity, and reduce the cost of new construction. A City Planning Commission committee voted unanimously in January to abolish minimum parking requirements, paving the way for approval by the city council.

As Ben Swanger explains in D Magazine, “Backers of eliminating parking requirements here in Dallas say the change will create a more walkable and affordable city. Areas of high demand and low availability would be able to add new dining and other concepts at sites that would not have been possible under existing guidelines.”

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