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File #: 19-5513   
Type: Zoning Case
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 8/8/2019
Posting Language: ZONING CASE Z-2019-10700171 (Council District 4): Ordinance assigning zoning for property located “OCL” Outside the City Limits to “R-5 MLOD-2 MLR-2 AHOD” Residential Single-Family Lackland Military Lighting Overlay Military Lighting Region 2 Airport Hazard Overlay District on 10.00 acres out of CB 4300, generally located at Somerset Road and Fischer Road. Staff and Zoning Commission recommend Approval.
Attachments: 1. Location Map, 2. Zoning Minutes, 3. Draft Ordinance, 4. Metes & Bounds, 5. Ordinance 2019-08-08-0617

DEPARTMENT: Development Services                     

 

DEPARTMENT HEAD: Michael Shannon

                     

COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: 4

 

SUBJECT:

Zoning Case Z 2019-10700171

 

SUMMARY:

Current Zoning:  “OCL” Outside the City Limits

 

Requested Zoning:  “R-5 MLOD-2 MLR-2 AHOD” Residential Single-Family Lackland Military Lighting Overlay Military Lighting Region 2 Airport Hazard Overlay District

 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

Zoning Commission Hearing Date:  July 16, 2019

 

Case Manager:  Michael Pepe, Planner

 

Property Owner:  Charles A. Timms

 

Applicant:  Bjorn Baggs, PE - LJA Engineering, Inc.

 

Representative:  Bjorn Baggs, PE - LJA Engineering, Inc.

 

Location:  Generally located southwest of the intersection of Somerset Road and Fischer Road

 

Legal Description:  10 acres out of CB 4300

 

Total Acreage:  10

 

Notices Mailed

Owners of Property within 200 feet:  20

Registered Neighborhood Associations within 200 feet:  None.

Applicable Agencies:  Texas Department of Transportation and Lackland Airforce Base

 

Property Details

Property History:  The property is not part of the city of San Antonio.

                     

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-5” and “C-2”

Current Land Uses:  Restaurant, and Vacant

 

Direction:  East

Current Base Zoning:  “C-2”, and “NP-8”

Current Land Uses:  Residential Dwellings, and Vacant

 

Direction:  South

Current Base Zoning:  “R-5” and “NP-8”

Current Land Uses:  Vacant

 

Direction:  West

Current Base Zoning:  “R-5”

Current Land Uses:  Vacant

 

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:  Fischer Road

Existing Character:  Enhanced Secondary Arterial

Proposed Changes:  None Known

 

Public Transit:  VIA bus routes are not within walking distance of the subject property

Routes Served: NA

 

Traffic Impact:  A Traffic Impact Analysis cannot be made at this time. Applicant cannot provide number of dwelling units or proposed land use.

 

Parking Information: 

The minimum parking requirement for a single-family home is 1 space.

 

ISSUE:

None.

 

ALTERNATIVES:

Denial of the requested zoning change would result in the subject property retaining the present “OCL” designation. The area is being annexed and rezoned to match the remaining acreage of the property that is being developed.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

None.

 

PROXIMITY TO REGIONAL CENTER/PREMIUM TRANSIT CORRIDOR:

The subject property is not located within a Regional Center or 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 Heritage South Sector Plan and is currently designated as “Suburban Tier” 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 proposed “R-5” zoning district is appropriate to the area and is consistent with surrounding zoning and uses.

 

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 Heritage South Sector Plan:

                     An array of housing choices throughout the area with an appropriate mix of densities and housing types.

                     Encourage a mix of housing types, including multi-family homes, custom homes, garden homes, and single-family detached homes to provide “life cycle” housing options (ranging from college students, young adults, families, and retired/ senior) within the area.

                     Encourage higher-density housing at strategic nodes.

 

6.  Size of Tract: 

The subject property is 10 acres, which could reasonably accommodate a single-family development.

 

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.

 

The property is part of a voluntary annexation that was considered by City Council on June 20, 2019 passed and approved in Ordinance 2019-06-20-0568.