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Development Services
Welcome to the Development Services Department

Development Services is responsible for projects involving transportation and land use issues in Richardson. The department’s three divisions—Planning, Development and Engineering, and Traffic and Transportation—each have a unique set of responsibilities but work closely together to accomplish the City’s goals and visions.

Current Projects

Learn more about the new State Farm complex and mixed-use development near Bush Turnpike and Central Expressway (US-75) that are part of a $1.5 billion master-planned project.

Explore the City’s strategy for redevelopment and revitalization of Main Street and the Central Expressway Corridor, including Richardson’s original downtown and the major access route to the community, its business areas, and neighborhoods.

Zoning & Development

Find the required documentation and applications for all your development needs, from zoning and special permits to subdivision plats and development plans, here. The current development review calendar and fee schedule are also available.

Download the regulations and guidelines that govern development within Richardson, as well as special plans and studies that guide the future of development in Richardson.

Want to know what zoning and development cases are currently before the City Plan Commission and City Council? Check out the Development Status report for more information, including recent Administrative Approvals by staff.

Download published maps in PDF format, including the City's zoning atlas and street & facilities map.

Studies & Projects

Discover more information about Richardson's efforts to revitalize the city, including reinvestment plans for key areas and the City's annual Community Revitalization Awards.

Richardson’s existing and future DART rail stations provide opportunities for dynamic developments. Find out how the City is planning for the future and how these visions are being implemented at the Spring Valley, Galatyn Park, and Bush Turnpike stations.

Boards & Commissions

The City Plan Commission makes recommendations and decisions regarding land use, public improvements, planning and zoning, and thoroughfare improvements. Meeting documentation is available for current and past meetings.

The Zoning Board of Adjustment considers requests for variances to City zoning and fence ordinances (i.e., setbacks, building height, lot coverage, building materials, and fence height and location). Meeting documentation is available for current and past meetings.