North Central Texas Council of Governments Planning Group Records, 1967-1980Add to your cart.

By Jaime Janda

Collection Overview

Title: North Central Texas Council of Governments Planning Group Records, 1967-1980Add to your cart.
ID: 01/ AR0265
Extent: 47.0 Linear Feet
Arrangement: The papers are arranged into three series. Series 1 has been further arranged into 15 sub-series. All contents under each sub-series has been arranged chronologically, then alphabetically, as needed.
Languages: English

Abstract

The collection contains records from North Central Texas Council of Government Planning Group, established in 1966, and was intended to aide local governments to improve their means to serve their citizens by identifying and outlining regional issues, problems and opportunities, setting priorities and creating policies, plans and programs to deal with them and by achieving effective action on area wide matters through coordination, communication and cooperation.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection contains the following: an overall program design; management planning and research coordination; reports and notes from the Community Development Technical Review Committee and Subcommittee, Community Development Advisory Committee, and other meetings covering restructuring, new appointments and initial developments; Housing and Urban Development Projects and Housing grants from 1969-1980; Planning and Development proposals from local, state and regional planning, and plans from Albuquerque Metropolitan Transportation, Comprehensive Health, Tarrant County, Brazos River Authority Water Quality Management, Manpower, Texas Outdoor Recreation, Agriculture Conservation, Dallas Housing, and Energy Research and Development; Reports, developments and surveys about the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport, air quality control, aerial photography, zoning, solid waste, potential open space, and urban area water; Agendas from the Preferred Regional Development Policy Task Force, Common Planning Standards Task Force, the Short Course Task Force, Comprehensive Planning Task Force, and the Community Involvement Task Force; materials from conferences, workshops, retreats, meetings, also including speeches, directories, and correspondence from Robert L. Wegner, Jim Parr, Dick Killinger, Gregg Young, John Carlson, Gil Mosard, Thom Shelton, Darcy Brown, Martha Nungesser, John Principe, Wendy Sprug, Clete McAlister, Tom Holloway, Daniel Chen, Bill Chipman, Martin Glenn, Eloise Hajek, Martha Hawkins, Hall Jennings, William J. Pitstick, John Hester, Beth Stark, Margorie Esman, Robert Hawkens, Jolene Loftus, Craig McMullin, the Educational Foundation, the Urban Growth Stimulation Model, and the National Service to Regional Councils.

Included are city project files for Allen, Alvarado, Arlington, Azle, Back Springs, Bedford, Blooming, Burleson, Cedar Hill, Cleburne, Carrolton, Commerce, Coppell, Corsicana, Crowley, Dallas, Dawson, Denton, De Soto, Duncanville, Eastvale, Ennis, Euless, Everman, Farmers Branch, Flower Mound, Forest Hill, Forney, Fort Worth, Frisco, Garland, Grandbury, Grand Prairie, Grapevine, Greenville, Haltom, Hutchins, Irving, Kemp, Kennedale, Kernes, Kleburg, Kaufman, Lake Dallas, Lancaster, Mabank, Mansfield, McKinney, Mesquite, Mineral Wells, North Richland Hills, Plano, Richardson, Rowlett, Saginaw, Southlake, Strawn, Terrel, Wautauga, Waxahachie, Weatherford, White Settlement, Wolfe City, and Wylie. Also, Profiles of Change for the cities of Arlington, Corsicana, Dallas, Denton, Fort Worth, Garland, Grand Prairie, Irving, Mineral Wells, and Weatherford.

This collection also contains zoning, suburban, distribution, planimetric and base maps for Lancaster District, Mesquite District, Arlington, Euless, Grand Prairie, Seagoville, Irving, Alan, Carrolton, Balch Springs, Bedford, Rowlett, De Soto, Farmers Branch, Fort Worth, Dalworthington Gardens, and Cedar HIll.

Collection Historical Note

The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG), currently based in Arlington, Texas, was established in 1966. It is "a voluntary association of, by and for local governments, and was established to assist local governments in planning for common needs, cooperating for mutual benefit, and coordinating for sound regional development. NCTCOG's purpose is to strengthen both the individual and collective power of local governments and to help them recognize regional opportunities, eliminate unnecessary duplication, and make joint decisions.

NCTCOG serves a 16-county region of North Central Texas, which is centered around the two urban centers of Dallas and Fort Worth. NCTCOG has over 230 member governments including 16 counties, numerous cities, school districts, and special districts" ("About NCTCOG," http://www.nctcog.org/about).

Access Information

Access Restrictions:

This collection is not restricted.

Use Restrictions:

Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Physical Access Note:

This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hours notice prior to use.

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Administrative Information

Repository: Manuscripts
Acquisition Method: Gift
Preferred Citation: North Central Texas Council of Government Planning Group Records, University of North Texas Special Collections

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