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File #: 19-5941   
Type: Staff Briefing - Without Ordinance
In control: Planning Commission
On agenda: 8/14/2019
Posting Language: Request by Mr. Chad Johannesen for approval of a tree preservation variance request from Unified Development Code 35-523 (h) which states “significant trees shall be preserved at eighty (80) percent preservation … within both the 100-year floodplains and environmentally sensitive areas”, located 0.4 miles north of the intersection of Babcock Road and UTSA Boulevard in San Antonio, Texas (the “Property”). Staff recommends Approval. (Mark Bird, (210) 207-0278, mark.bird@sanantonio.gov, Development Services Department)
Attachments: 1. TPP_190709, 2. TPV-19-040
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DEPARTMENT: Development Services

SUBJECT: TPV 19-040 Tree Preservation Variance for Babcock Terrace Subdivision

SUMMARY:
Request by Mr. Chad Johannesen for approval of a tree preservation variance request from Unified Development Code 35-523 (h) which states "significant trees shall be preserved at eighty (80) percent preservation ... within both the 100-year floodplains and environmentally sensitive areas", located 0.4 miles north of the intersection of Babcock Road and UTSA Boulevard in San Antonio, Texas (the "Property"). Staff recommends approval. (Mark Bird, (210) 207-0278, mark.bird@sanantonio.gov, Development Services Department)

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:
Project A/P# 2496003
Council District: 8
Consultant: Mr. Wayne Flores
Staff Coordinator: Mark Bird, City Arborist, (210) 207-0278

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:
Project A/P# 2487238
Council District: 9
Consultant: Mr. Michael Persyn
Staff Coordinator: Herminio Griego, Assistant City Arborist, (210) 207-6042

ANALYSIS:
The Development Services Department (DSD) has reviewed the information presented in Mr. Wayne Flores' letter dated July 16, 2019.
The Unified Development Code (UDC) - Article V, Section 35-523 (h), 100-Year Floodplain(s) and Environmentally Sensitive Areas states that, "Significant trees shall be preserved at eighty (80) percent preservation within both the 100-year floodplains and environmentally sensitive areas. Mitigation shall be prohibited in floodplains and environmentally sensitive area except when a variance is granted by the Planning Commission."
The applicant is requesting a Variance Request to mitigate for removal of surveyed trees within the Floodplain in excess of the 80% minimum preservation of protected significant trees in place under the 2010 Tree Preservation Ordinance for development of the Babcock Terrace Subdivision, Plat 18-900109. DSD staff does agree with the applicant's request to mitigate for below 80% significant tree preservation through a combination of planting, p...

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