city of San Antonio


Some of our meetings have moved. View additional meetings.

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Bookmark and Share
File #: 19-1317   
Type: Zoning Case
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 1/17/2019
Posting Language: ZONING CASE # Z-2018-900042 (Council District 5): Ordinance amending the Zoning District Boundary from "R-4 MLOD-2 MLR-2 AHOD" Residential Single-Family Lackland Military Lighting Overlay Military Lighting Region 2 Airport Hazard Overlay District to "IDZ MLOD-2 MLR-2 AHOD" Infill Development Zone Lackland Military Lighting Overlay Military Lighting Region 2 Airport Hazard Overlay District with uses permitted in “R-4” Residential Single-Family District on Lot 16, Block 2, NCB 6112, located at 721 Montezuma Street. Staff and Zoning Commission recommend Approval.
Attachments: 1. Location Map, 2. Site Plan, 3. Zoning Minutes, 4. Draft Ordinance, 5. Ordinance 2019-01-17-0087

DEPARTMENT: Development Services                     

 

DEPARTMENT HEAD: Michael Shannon

                     

COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: 5

 

SUBJECT:

Zoning Case Z-2018-900042

 

SUMMARY:

Current Zoning:  "R-4 MLOD-2 MLR-2 AHOD" Residential Single-Family Lackland Military Lighting Overlay Military Lighting Region 2 Airport Hazard Overlay District

 

Requested Zoning:  "IDZ MLOD-2 MLR-2 AHOD" Infill Development Zone Lackland Military Lighting Overlay Military Lighting Region 2 Airport Hazard Overlay District with uses permitted in “R-4” Residential Single-Family District

 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

Zoning Commission Hearing Date:  December 18, 2018

 

Case Manager:  Daniel Hazlett, Planner

 

Property Owner:  Valerio Garcia

 

Applicant:  Valerio Garcia

 

Representative:  Valerio Garcia

 

Location:  721 Montezuma Street

 

Legal Description:  Lot 16, Block 2, NCB 6112

 

Total Acreage:  0.043

 

Notices Mailed

Owners of Property within 200 feet:  32

Registered Neighborhood Associations within 200 feet:  Historic Westside Residents Association

Applicable Agencies:  Lackland Air Force Base

 

Property Details

Property History:  The property was a part of the original 36-square miles of the City of San Antonio and was zoned “J” Commercial District. The property was rezoned from “J” to “R-7” Small Lot Residence District by Ordinance 75720, dated April 30, 1992. The property converted from “R-7” to the current “R-4” with the adoption of the 2001 Unified Development Code (UDC), established by Ordinance 93881, on May 3, 2001. 

                     

Topography:  The property does not include any abnormal physical features such as slope or incursion in a flood plain.

 

Adjacent Base Zoning and Land Uses

Direction:  North

Current Base Zoning:  “C-2”

Current Land Uses:  Single-Family Residence, Vacant Lot

 

Direction:  East

Current Base Zoning:  “R-4”

Current Land Uses:  Vacant Lot

 

Direction:  South

Current Base Zoning:  “R-4”

Current Land Uses:  Single-Family Residence

 

Direction:  West

Current Base Zoning:  “R-4”

Current Land Uses:  Vacant Lot

 

Overlay and Special District Information: 

"AHOD"

All surrounding properties carry the "AHOD" Airport Hazard Overlay District, due to their proximity to an airport or approach path.  The "AHOD" does not restrict permitted uses, but can require additional review of construction plans by both the Development Services Department and the Federal Aviation Administration.

 

"MLOD-2 MLR-1"

All surrounding properties carry the "MLOD-2 MLR-1" Lackland Military Lighting Overlay Military Lighting Region 1 District, due to their proximity to Lackland Air Force Base.  The "MLOD-2 MLR-1" does not restrict permitted uses, but does regulate outdoor lighting in an effort to minimize night-time light pollution and its effects on operations at the military installation.

 

Transportation

Thoroughfare:  Montezuma Street

Existing Character:  Local Street

Proposed Changes:  None Known

 

Thoroughfare:  South Cibolo Street

Existing Character:  Local Street

Proposed Changes:  None Known

 

Public Transit:  VIA bus routes 68 and 268 are within walking distance of the property.

 

Traffic Impact:  A Traffic Impact Analysis is not required.  Infill Development Zone (IDZ) requests are exempt from the TIA requirement.

 

Parking Information: 

The “IDZ” Infill Development Zone District waives off-street vehicle parking requirements.

 

ISSUE:

None.

 

ALTERNATIVES:

Denial of the requested zoning change would result in the subject property retaining the present zoning district designations of “R-4” Residential Single-Family District which permits single-family dwellings (detached) with a minimum lot size of 4,000 square feet and a minimum lot width of 35 feet, foster family home, public and private schools.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

None.

 

PROXIMITY TO REGIONAL CENTER/PREMIUM TRANSIT CORRIDOR:

The property is not located within a Regional Center. The property is located within ½ of a mile of the Zarzamora Premium Transit Corridor.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

Staff Analysis and Recommendation: Staff and Zoning Commission (10-0) recommend Approval.

 

Criteria for Review:  According to Section 35-421, zoning amendments shall be based on the approval criteria below.

 

1.  Consistency: 

The subject property is within the Guadalupe Westside Community Plan and is designated as “Low Density Mixed Use”.  The request for rezoning to “IDZ” is consistent with the future land use designation.

 

2.  Adverse Impacts on Neighboring Lands: 

Staff finds no evidence of likely adverse impacts on neighboring lands in relation to this zoning change request.

 

3.  Suitability as Presently Zoned: 

The current “R-4” base zoning is appropriate for the area. However, the lot size is only 1,873 and does not meet the minimum standard of 4,000 square feet in the “R-4” base zoning. The “IDZ” base zoning will allow a minimum lot size of 1,250 square feet.

 

4.  Health, Safety and Welfare: 

Staff has found no indication of likely adverse effects on the public health, safety, or welfare.

 

5.  Public Policy: 

The proposed rezoning does not appear to conflict with the goals and guiding principles of the Guadalupe Westside Community Plan. The plan promotes a variety of housing options and densities. The requested “IDZ” will permit a single-family residence on a lot that is currently undevelopable due to it not meeting the minimum lot size requirement of 4,000 square feet.

 

Relevant Goals and Objectives of the Guadalupe Westside Community Plan:

 

GOAL 20: Housing - Improve the quality, variety, and accessibility of the private and public housing stock within the Guadalupe Westside Community for individuals of all ages and economic levels.

 

OBJECTIVE 20.1: Diversity of Housing - Promote a diverse variety of housing stock in the community that sustains all ages and economic groups. 20.1.1 Encourage and facilitate the development of quality, diverse housing that is compatible with the character of the neighborhood.

 

20.1.2 Promote the development of a variety of housing sizes and prices including retirement housing, assisted living, quality affordable single-family houses, small apartment complexes (6 to 20 units), and housing in mixed-use buildings.

 

OBJECTIVE 20.3: Promote Home Ownership - Decrease common barriers to home ownership. Increase the community’s awareness of relevant programs and opportunities to home ownership.

 

6.  Size of Tract: 

The subject property is 0.043 of an acre, which could accommodate a small single-family residence.

 

7.  Other Factors: 

Infill Development Zone (IDZ) provides flexible standards for developments.  IDZ is to encourage and facilitate development on vacant, bypassed lands, or the redevelopment of underutilized buildings of structures, within existing built-up areas. IDZ may be approved as either a base zoning district or an overlay zoning district.  Standards required in an IDZ district shall apply to either IDZ base zoning or the IDZ overlay district except where otherwise specifically stated.  Typically IDZ gives flexibility to parking requirements, lots sizes, and setbacks.

 

The requested “IDZ” base zoning is supported by the following criteria:

 

The applicant’s request meets the Master Plan’s Policy for Growth Management - Policy 1g, because it makes physical improvements on an inner city property encouraging redevelopment and infill development.

 

The applicant’s request meets the Master Plan’s Policy for Economic Development - Goal 4, because it targets an area within Loop 410 and the southern sector.

 

The applicant’s request the Master Plan’s Policy for Urban Design - Policy 4b, because it incentivizes property to encourage development in underutilized urban areas.

 

The applicant’s request the Master Plan’s Policy for Urban Design -  Policy 1d, because it develops criteria and procedures for infill development which will enhance the character of neighborhoods.

 

The applicant’s request the Master Plan’s Policy for Urban Design - Policy 4b, because it incentivizes property to encourage development in underutilized urban areas.

 

The subject property is located within the Lackland AFB Awareness Zone/Military Influence Area.  In accordance with the signed Memorandum of Understanding, JBSA was notified of the proposed request.