Sunday, June 4, 2023

Southlake’s FY 2022 Annual Development Report: The Blueprint for the Future

Planning and Development Services (PDS) has released its Annual Development Activity Report for FY 2022.

“With a focus on envisioning the future while maintaining high standards, this department plays a crucial role in shaping the future of our community,” said Dennis Killough, the planning and development services director.

This report also gives insight into the department’s successes over the past year, including its priorities for what lies ahead.

One priority for PDS has been implementing high-quality scenic standards for public spaces. These efforts earned the City of Southlake the 2022 Platinum Texas Scenic City Award.

The City was granted this honor back in October 2022 through the Scenic City Certification Program, which was developed to implement and establish a foundation of cohesive scenic standards and land planning practices that demonstrate the protection of environmentally sensitive areas and the provision of shared community spaces, parks, walkable sidewalks, and scenic roadways.

“Managing the growth of our community is essential to the well-being of our residents and businesses,” said Killough, “We’re always working to improve on our implementation of the City’s comprehensive plans and adopted codes, which directly reflect the values of the community.”

Over twelve months, employees have accomplished various assignments and approved numerous permits. These figures can be observed below:

  • The total Number of Building Permits increased from FY 2021 to FY 2022

o 3,209 permits to 3,372 permits

  • # of Building Inspections Completed increased from FY 2021 to FY 2022

o Approx. 10,000 building inspections to approx. 12,000 building inspections

  • Total Fees from Building Permits increased from FY 2021 to FY 2022

o $1.38M to $2.47M

To dive deeper into the numbers, the FY 2022 Annual Development Report is available online.

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