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File #: 19-1915   
Type: Zoning Case
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 3/7/2019
Posting Language: ZONING CASE # Z-2018-900063 (Council District 7): Ordinance amending the Zoning District Boundary from "R-6 AHOD" Residential Single-Family Airport Hazard Overlay District to "C-2 AHOD" Commercial Airport Hazard Overlay District on 0.7053 acres out of NCB 17957, located at 8373 Eckhert Road. Staff and Zoning Commission recommend Approval.
Attachments: 1. Location Map, 2. Zoning Minutes, 3. Draft Ordinance, 4. Warranty Deed, 5. Ordinance 2019-03-07-0204

DEPARTMENT: Development Services                     

 

DEPARTMENT HEAD: Michael Shannon

                     

COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: 7

 

SUBJECT:

Zoning Case Z-2018-900063

 

SUMMARY:

Current Zoning: "R-6 AHOD" Residential Single-Family Airport Hazard Overlay District

 

Requested Zoning: "C-2 AHOD" Commercial Airport Hazard Overlay District

 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

Zoning Commission Hearing Date: February 5, 2019.  This case is continued from the January 15, 2019 hearing.

 

Case Manager: Dominic Silva, Planner

 

Property Owner: Rum Cay, L.L.C.

 

Applicant: Ian Cochran

 

Representative: Ian Cochran

 

Location: 8373 Eckhert Road

 

Legal Description: 0.7053 acres out of NCB 17957

 

Total Acreage: 0.7053

 

Notices Mailed

Owners of Property within 200 feet: 23

Registered Neighborhood Associations within 200 feet: Eckhert Crossing Neighborhood Association

Applicable Agencies: None.

 

Property Details

Property History: The subject property was originally Temporary “R-1” Residential District, established by Ordinance 33412, dated June 28, 1965. Upon the adoption of the 2001 Unified Development Code, the previous “R-1” converted to the current “R-6” Residential Single-Family District.

 

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

 

Adjacent Base Zoning and Land Uses

Direction: North

Current Base Zoning:  “C-2”

Current Land Uses: Residential

 

Direction: East

Current Base Zoning: “C-3”

Current Land Uses: Vacant

 

Direction: South

Current Base Zoning:  “C-2”

Current Land Uses: Gas Station

 

Direction: West

Current Base Zoning:  “R-6”

Current Land Uses: Residential

 

Overlay and Special District Information: 

 

Transportation

Thoroughfare:  Eckhert Road

Existing Character:  Principal

Proposed Changes:  None Known

Public Transit:  Via bus routes are within walking distance of the subject property.

Bus routes served: 606

 

Thoroughfare:  Abe Lincoln

Existing Character:  Collector

Proposed Changes:  None Known

Public Transit:  Via bus routes are within walking distance of the subject property.

Bus routes served: 606

 

Thoroughfare:  Connie Mack

Existing Character:  Local

Proposed Changes:  None Known

Public Transit:  Via bus routes are within walking distance of the subject property.

Bus routes served: 606

 

Traffic Impact:  A Traffic Impact Analysis (TIA) is not required.

 

Parking Information: 

The minimum number of parking spaces for a professional office is 1 per 300 sf GFA.

 

ISSUE:

None.

 

ALTERNATIVES:

Denial of the requested zoning change would result in the subject property retaining the present zoning district designation of “R-6”. 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 property is located within the Medical Center Regional Center and half a mile of a 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 located within the Huebner/Leon Creeks Community Plan and is currently designated as “Community Commercial” in the future land use component of the plan. The requested “C-2” base zoning is compatible with the future land use designation and is consistent with the surrounding properties.

 

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-6” Residential Single-Family 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 Huebner/Leon Creeks Community Plan.

 

Huebner/Leon Creeks Community Plan Relevant Goals and Objectives:

 

                     Goal 1; Objective 1.1: Growth Management - Promote new commercial and residential development that is respectful of the primarily residential character of the area.

                     Goal 1; Objective 1.3: Low Density - Maintain the low density development pattern.

                     Goal 1; Objective 1.4: Neighborhood Conservation and Nodal Development - Seek techniques to maintain existing development patterns.

 

6.  Size of Tract: 

The subject property is 0.703 acres, which would adequately support a variety of commercial and professional uses.

 

7.  Other Factors: 

None.