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File #: 19-8516   
Type: Zoning Case
In control: Board of Adjustment
On agenda: 11/18/2019
Posting Language: BOA-19-10300131: A request by Justin Kim for 1) a special exception to allow a privacy fence to be up to 6’ tall in the front yard, and 2) a variance from the restriction of corrugated metal as a fencing material to allow for its use as fencing, located at 1226 Wyoming Street. Staff recommends Approval of the special exception and Denial of the variance. (Council District 2) (Rachel Smith, Planner (210) 207- 5407, rachel.smith@sanantonio.gov, Development Services Department)
Attachments: 1. 19-10300131 Attachments
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Case Number:
BOA-19-10300131
Applicant:
Justin Kim
Owner:
EHA Holdings LLC
Council District:|1010|Location:
1226 Wyoming Street
Legal Description:
Lot A12 & W 8 ft of A 13, NCB 45
Zoning:
"RM-4 AHOD" Residential Mixed Airport Hazard Overlay District
Case Manager:
Rachel Smith, Planner

Request
A request for 1) a special exception to the fence height limitation, as described in Section 35-514, to allow a privacy fence to be up to 6' tall in the front yard, and 2) a variance from the restriction of corrugated metal, as described in Section 35-514, as a fencing material to allow for its use as fencing.

Executive Summary

The subject property is on Wyoming Street at the intersection with Dreiss Street. The property is being developed as three-story duplexes in two separate buildings. They obtained a Certificate of Determination on March 15, 2017 and began construction that year. The property fronts to Wyoming Street but both buildings face East to the side property line, creating spaces that function as rear yards along the West side of the buildings. The applicant states that the 6-foot tall front fence was on the building plans submitted to Development Services as part of the site review, however, it was not included in the issued permit due to the needed special exception. The applicant constructed the metal on the shorter front fence as a last-minute addition and states he was unaware that it was a restricted material. The addition of the material also changed the fencing from a predominantly open to more than 70% solid and with the height ranging from 3-4 feet, contribute to the height request. The second fence is made entirely of wood material and is constructed six feet tall.

The applicant is requesting a variance for the fence height and a special exception for the use of corrugated metal sheeting as fencing material. Upon visit to the site, staff noted that the metal's edges were very sharp and not protected. Staff also noticed that the front yard slopes ...

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