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File #: 19-1697   
Type: Zoning Case
In control: Zoning Commission
On agenda: 2/5/2019
Posting Language: ZONING CASE # Z-2018-900073 (Council District 5): A request for a change in zoning from "R-4 MLOD-2 MLR-1 AHOD" Residential Single-Family Lackland Military Lighting Overlay Region 1 Airport Hazard Overlay District to "IDZ-2 MLOD-2 MLR-1 AHOD" Medium Intensity Infill Development Zone Lackland Military Lighting Overlay Region 1 Airport Hazard Overlay District for four (4) residential dwelling units on Lot 6, Lot 7 and Lot 8, Block 13, NCB 8096, located at 1413 Romero Street. Staff recommends Denial, with Alternate Recommendation.
Attachments: 1. Location Map, 2. Site Plan
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DEPARTMENT: Development Services                     

 

DEPARTMENT HEAD: Michael Shannon

                     

COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: 5

 

SUBJECT:

Zoning Case Z-2018-900073

 

SUMMARY:

Current Zoning: "R-4 MLOD-2 MLR-1 AHOD" Residential Single-Family Lackland Military Lighting Overlay Region 1 Airport Hazard Overlay District

 

Requested Zoning: "IDZ-2 MLOD-2 MLR-1 AHOD" Medium Intensity Infill Development Zone Lackland Military Lighting Overlay Region 1 Airport Hazard Overlay District for four (4) residential dwelling units

 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

Zoning Commission Hearing Date: February 5, 2019

 

Case Manager: Marco Hinojosa, Planner

 

Property Owner: Casa 8

 

Applicant: Casa 8

 

Representative: Ernesto Gomez

 

Location: 1413 Romero Street

 

Legal Description: Lot 6, Lot 7 and Lot 8, Block 13, NCB 8096

 

Total Acreage: 0.1997

 

Notices Mailed

Owners of Property within 200 feet: 38

Registered Neighborhood Associations within 200 feet: Las Palmas Neighborhood Association

Applicable Agencies: Lackland Airforce Base

 

Property Details

Property History: The subject property was annexed into the city on August 3, 1944 and was rezoned from “C” Apartment District to “R-7” Small Lot Home Residence District by Ordinance 72510, dated October 18, 1990. The property converted from “R-7” to the current “R-4” Single-Family Residential District with the adoption of the 2001 Unified Development Code (UDC), established by Ordinance 93881, on May 3, 2001.

 

Topography:  The subject property is not located within the 100-year flood plain.

 

Adjacent Base Zoning and Land Uses

Direction: North

Current Base Zoning: “R-4”

Current Land Uses:  Single-Family Residences

 

Direction: East

Current Base Zoning: “R-4” and “R-4 CD”

Current Land Uses: Single-Family Residences and Quad-Plex

 

Direction: South

Current Base Zoning: “R-4”

Current Land Uses: Single-Family Residences

 

Direction: West

Current Base Zoning: “R-4”

Current Land Uses: Single-Family Residences

 

Overlay and Special District Information: 

"MLOD-2"

All surrounding properties carry the "MLOD-2" Military Lighting Overlay District, due to their proximity to Lackland.  The "MLOD-2" 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.

 

"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.

 

Transportation

Thoroughfare: Romero

Existing Character:  Local

Proposed Changes:  None Known

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

 

Traffic Impact:  A Traffic Impact Analysis (TIA) is not required. The IDZ is exempt from TIA requirements.

 

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 designation of “R-4”. These districts provide areas for medium- to high-density, single-family residential uses where adequate public facilities and services exist with capacity to serve development. These districts are composed mainly of areas containing single-family dwellings and open area where similar residential development seems likely to occur. Residential single-family provides minimum lot size and density requirements in order to preserve neighborhood character.

 

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

None.

 

Proximity to Regional Center/Premium Transit Corridor

The subject property is located within a half mile of a Premium Transit Corridor.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

Staff Analysis and Recommendation: Staff recommends Denial, with alternate recommendation for “R-4 CD” Residential Single-Family with Conditional Use for four (4) residential dwelling units.

 

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

 

1.  Consistency: 

The subject property is located within the West/Southwest Sector Plan and is currently designated as “General Urban Tier” in the future land use component of the plan. The requested “IDZ” for four (4) residential dwelling units is compatible with the future land use designation.

 

2.  Adverse Impacts on Neighboring Lands: 

Staff has found evidence of likely adverse impacts on neighboring lands in relation to this zoning change request. The site plan for this request shows that the proposed development will have four parking spaces. Limited parking will encourage vehicles to seep into the residential streets which are an estimate 20-30 feet wide. However, the proposed density is suitable for the area and consistent with the surrounding area.

 

3.  Suitability as Presently Zoned: 

The current “R-4” Residential Single-Family District is an appropriate zoning for the property and surrounding area.

 

4.  Health, Safety and Welfare: 

Staff has not found 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 following goals, principles, and objectives of the West/Southwest Sector Plan.

 

West/Southwest Sector Plan Relevant Goals and Objectives:

                     Goal HOU-1 Housing stock is diverse and densities are distributed in accordance with the adopted West/Southwest Sector Land Use Plan

                     HOU-1.2 Provide a range of housing types and prices to accommodate all residents within the Sector and within the same neighborhood

                     HOU-3.1 Re-invest in existing residential neighborhoods

 

6.  Size of Tract: 

The subject property is 0.1997 acres, which would adequately support 4 residential dwelling units.

 

7.  Other Factors: 

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.

 

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 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 the Master Plan’s Policy for Neighborhoods -  Policy 1a, because it rezones vacant or underutilized property in and around neighborhoods to encourage redevelopment that is compatible in use and intensity with the existing neighborhood.

                     The applicant’s request the Master Plan’s Policy for Neighborhoods -  Policy 1d, because it promotes conversion or adaptive reuse of vacant or underutilized commercial buildings to provide affordable infill housing.

                     The applicant’s request the Master Plan’s Policy for Neighborhoods - Policy 4a, because it preserves and revitalizes housing and promotes targeted infill housing in neighborhoods, particularly older neighborhoods located inside Loop 410.

                     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 1e, because it allows zero setbacks for commercial and multi-family developments.