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File #: 19-5203   
Type: Zoning Case
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 8/8/2019
Posting Language: ZONING CASE Z-2019-10700092 CD (Council District 2): Ordinance amending the Zoning District Boundary from "R-5 MLOD-3 MLR-2 AHOD" Residential Single-Family Martindale Army Airfield Military Lighting Overlay Military Lighting Region 2 Airport Hazard Overlay District to "R-5 CD MLOD-3 MLR2 AHOD" Residential Single-Family Martindale Army Airfield Military Lighting Overlay Military Lighting Region 2 Airport Hazard Overlay District with Conditional Use for two (2) residential dwelling units on Lot 3, Block 4, NCB 1689, located at 210 Sandmeyer Street. Staff and Zoning Commission recommend Approval.
Attachments: 1. Location Map, 2. Site Plan, 3. Zoning Minutes, 4. Draft Ordinance, 5. Ordinance 2019-08-08-0610

DEPARTMENT: Development Services                     

 

DEPARTMENT HEAD: Michael Shannon

                     

COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: 2

 

SUBJECT:

Zoning Case Z-2019-10700092 CD

 

SUMMARY:

Current Zoning:  "R-5 MLOD-3 MLR-2 AHOD" Residential Single-Family Martindale Army Airfield Military Lighting Overlay Military Lighting Region 2 Airport Hazard Overlay District

 

Requested Zoning:  "R-5 CD MLOD-3 MLR2 AHOD" Residential Single-Family Martindale Army Airfield Military Lighting Overlay Military Lighting Region 2 Airport Hazard Overlay District with Conditional Use for two (2) units

 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

Zoning Commission Hearing Date:  June 18, 2019.  This case is continued from the June 4, 2019 hearing.

 

Case Manager:  Michael Pepe, Planner

 

Property Owner:  Preetham Gowda

 

Applicant:  Preetham Gowda

 

Representative:  Abigail Santangelo

 

Location:  210 Sandmeyer Street

 

Legal Description:  Lot 3, Block 4, NCB 1689

 

Total Acreage:  0.1373

 

Notices Mailed

Owners of Property within 200 feet:  46

Registered Neighborhood Associations within 200 feet:  Government Hill Alliance Neighborhood Association

Applicable Agencies:  Fort Sam and Martindale

 

Property Details

Property History:  The subject property was part of the original 36 square miles of the City of San Antonio and zoned “C” Apartment District.  Under the 2001 Unified Development Code, established by Ordinance 93881, dated May, 03, 2001, the property zoned “C” Apartment District converted to “MF-33” Multi-Family District.  The property was rezoned by Ordinance 2008-10-16-0955, dated October 16, 2008 from “MF-33” Multi-Family District to the current “R-5” Residential Single-Family District.

                     

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:  “R-6”

Current Land Uses:  Residential

 

Direction:  South

Current Base Zoning:  “R-6”

Current Land Uses:  Residential

 

Direction:  East

Current Base Zoning:  “R-5”

Current Land Uses:  Residential

 

Direction:  West

Current Base Zoning:  “R-5”

Current Land Uses:  Residential

 

 

Overlay and Special District Information: 

"MLOD-3"

All surrounding properties carry the "MLOD-3" Military Lighting Overlay District, due to their proximity to Martindale Army Airfield. The "MLOD-3" 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:  Sandmeyer St.                     

Existing Character:  Local

Proposed Changes:  None Known

 

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

Routes Served: 20

 

Traffic Impact:  A Traffic Impact Analysis (TIA) is/is not required. The traffic generated by the proposed development does not exceed the threshold requirements.

 

 

Parking Information:  The minimum parking requirement for a dwelling is 1 space per unit.

 

ISSUE:

None.

 

ALTERNATIVES:

Denial of the requested zoning change would result in the subject property retaining the present zoning district designation of “R-5”.  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 not within a Regional Center but located within the Premium Transit Corridor. 

 

RECOMMENDATION:

Staff Analysis and Recommendation: Staff and Zoning Commission (11-0) 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 Government Hill Neighborhood Plan and is currently designated as “Low Density Residential” in the future land use component of the plan. The requested “R-5” base zoning district is consistent with the future land use designation.

 

2.  Adverse Impacts on Neighboring Lands: 

Staff does not find evidence of likely adverse impacts on neighboring lands in relation to this zoning change request.

 

3.  Suitability as Presently Zoned: 

The current “R-5” Residential Single-Family District is an appropriate zoning for the property and surrounding area. The Conditional Use allows consideration for additional density of two (2) additional units.

 

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 Government Hill Plan:

 

Goal: Conserve, rehabilitate and/or replace (if necessary) housing stock.

 

Objective: To develop a housing preservation strategy to stabilize and improve the real estate values.

 

6.  Size of Tract: 

The subject property is 0.1373 acres, which could reasonably accommodate residential uses.

 

7.  Other Factors: 

The Conditional Use zoning procedure is designed to provide for a land use that is not permitted by the established zoning district, but due to individual site considerations or unique development requirements would be compatible with adjacent land uses under given conditions.

 

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

 

The subject property is located within the Martindale Army Air Field Awareness Zone/Military Influence Area.  In accordance with the signed Memorandum of Understanding, Texas Army National Guard and JBSA were notified of the proposed request.

 

This zoning request includes the intention to demolish buildings. In accordance with the San Antonio City Unified Development Code, the Office of Historic Preservation reviews all demolition applications for any property located within the city limits of San Antonio. Approval of a zoning change does not imply approval of or take the place of such demolition review as directed by the UDC. To date, no application for demolition at this address to accommodate the proposed use has been submitted for review to the Office of Historic Preservation.