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File #: 19-5263   
Type: Zoning Case
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 8/8/2019
Posting Language: ZONING CASE Z-2019-10700121 CD (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 "R-4 CD MLOD-2 MLR-2 AHOD" Residential Single-Family Lackland Military Lighting Overlay Military Lighting Region 2 Airport Hazard Overlay District with a Conditional Use for two (2) residential units on Lot 47 and Lot 48, Block 7, NCB 2492, located at 3201 South Laredo Street. Staff and Zoning Commission recommend Approval.
Attachments: 1. Location map, 2. Site Plan, 3. Zoning Minutes, 4. Draft Ordinance, 5. Ordinance 2019-08-08-0620

DEPARTMENT: Development Services                     

 

DEPARTMENT HEAD: Michael Shannon

                     

COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: 5

 

SUBJECT:

Zoning Case Z-2019-10700121 CD

 

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: "R-4 CD MLOD-2 MLR-2 AHOD" Residential Single-Family Lackland Military Lighting Overlay Military Lighting Region 2 Airport Hazard Overlay District with a Conditional Use for two (2) residential units

 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

Zoning Commission Hearing Date: July 2, 2019

 

Case Manager: Patricia Franco, Planner

 

Property Owner: Housing Innovations Holdings, LLC

 

Applicant: Charles O’Brien

 

Representative: Charles O’Brien

 

Location: 3201 S. Laredo Street

 

Legal Description: Lot 47 and Lot 48, Block 7, NCB 2492

 

Total Acreage: 0.099

 

Notices Mailed

Owners of Property within 200 feet: 33

Registered Neighborhood Associations within 200 feet: None.

Applicable Agencies: Lackland Airforce Base

 

Property Details

Property History: The property was annexed by the City of San Antonio in 1905 and was part of the original 36 square miles of the 1936 City Limits. The property was originally zoned “R-7” Small Lot Residence District and converted to the current “R-4” Single-Family Residence 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”

Current Land Uses: Single-Family Residences

 

Direction: South

Current Base Zoning: “MF-33”

Current Land Uses:  Two-Story and One Story Public Housing Apartments

 

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”

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.

 

Transportation

Thoroughfare: S. Laredo

Existing Character: Local

Proposed Changes:  None Known

 

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

Routes Served: 67, 275

 

Traffic Impact:  A Traffic Impact Analysis (TIA) determination cannot be determined at this time.

 

Parking Information: Minimum parking space requirements for Single Family-Residential use is one space per resident.

 

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 not located within a Regional Center. It is located within a ½ 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 Guadalupe Westside Plan and is currently designated as “Low Density Residential” in the future land use component of the plan. The requested “R-4” base zoning district is consistent with the future land use designation.

 

2.  Adverse Impacts on Neighboring Lands: 

Staff has not found evidence of likely adverse impacts on neighboring lands in relation to this zoning change request. The proposed use is consistent with the established development pattern of the surrounding area.

 

3.  Suitability as Presently Zoned: 

The existing “R-4” Single-Family Residential base zoning is an appropriate zoning district is appropriate for the surrounding area. The proposed request maintains the base “R-4” district while the “CD” allows consideration of additional density. The applicant is proposing a total of two (2) residential 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 any existing goals, principles or objectives of the Guadalupe Westside Plan Goals:

 

Objective10.3: Neighborhood Beautification

Protect and promote the unique character of the neighborhoods and commercial corridors while improving their physical appearance.

 

6.  Size of Tract: 

The subject property is 0.099 acres, which would adequately support residential use.

 

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 Lackland AFB Awareness Zone/Military Influence Area.  In accordance with the signed Memorandum of Understanding, JBSA was notified of the proposed request.