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File #: 19-7182   
Type: Zoning Case
In control: Zoning Commission
On agenda: 10/1/2019
Posting Language: ZONING CASE Z-2019-10700201 (Council District 1): A request for a change in zoning from "I-1 AHOD" General Industrial Airport Hazard Overlay District and "C-3 AHOD" General Commercial Airport Hazard Overlay District to "C-2 AHOD" Commercial Airport Hazard Overlay District on Lot 42, NCB 10115, located at 5921 San Pedro Avenue. Staff recommends Approval. (Michael Pepe, Planner, (210) 207-8208,, Development Services Department)
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DEPARTMENT: Development Services                     


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Michael Shannon





Zoning Case Z-2019-10700201



Current Zoning:  "I-1 AHOD" General Industrial Airport Hazard Overlay District and "C-3 AHOD" General Commercial Airport Hazard Overlay District


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



Zoning Commission Hearing Date:  October 1, 2019


Case Manager:  Michael Pepe, Planner


Property Owner:  Edgar Mendoza


Applicant:  Dubin Singer, P.C.


Representative:  Dubin Singer, P.C.


Location:  5921 San Pedro Avenue


Legal Description:  Lot 42, NCB 10115


Total Acreage:  0.4622


Notices Mailed

Owners of Property within 200 feet:  12

Registered Neighborhood Associations within 200 feet:  Shearer Hills -Ridgeview Neighborhood Association

Applicable Agencies:  San Antonio Parks Department


Property Details

Property History:  The subject property was annexed on August 31, 1950, by Ordinance 12611, as “B” Residence District. The property was rezoned from “B” to “I-1” Light Industry and “B-3” Business District. Under the 2001 Unified Development Code, established by Ordinance 93881, dated May, 03, 2001, the “I-1” General Industry and “C-3” General Commercial base zoning district was converted from the previous "I-1" and “B-3”.


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:  “I-1” and “C-3”

Current Land Uses:  Pawn Shop


Direction: South

Current Base Zoning:   “I-1” and “C-3” 

Current Land Uses:  Plumbing and Electric Company


Direction: East

Current Base Zoning: “I-1”   

Current Land Uses:  Warehouse


Direction: West

Current Base Zoning: “I-1”   

Current Land Uses:  Motor Vehicle Sales



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.



Thoroughfare:  San Pedro

Existing Character:  Principal - Primary Arterial Type B

Proposed Changes:  Primary Arterial Type A


Public Transit:  3, 4, 205, 505


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


Parking Information:  The parking requirement for oil, lube, and tune up is 1 space per 500 square foot of sales and service building.






Denial of the requested zoning change would result in the subject property retaining the present zoning district designation of “I-1” General Industrial and “C-3” General Commercial.


Current: The “I-1” General industrial district accommodates areas of heavy and concentrated fabrication and manufacturing and industrial uses which are suitable based on the character of adjacent development. Examples of permitted uses: auto & light truck auction, truck stop, abrasives manufacturing, food & drug manufacturing, sand & gravel storage & sales, outdoor flea market, manufactured homes/oversized vehicles sales, service and storage.


The “C-3” General Commercial District is intended to provide for more intensive commercial uses than those located within the NC, C-1 or C-2 zoning districts. “C-3”  uses are typically characterized as regional shopping centers, power centers, and/or assembly of similar uses into a single complex.  There are no building size limitations, and building height is limited to 35 feet.  Examples of permitted uses: bar/tavern & nightclub, amusement/theme parks, dance hall, indoor movie theater, auto repair, auto sales, auto glass sales (installation permitted), auto muffler (sales and installation only), hotel, bookbinder, dry cleaning or laundry plant, indoor flea market, home improvement center, body piercing/massage/tattoo parlor. No outdoor storage is permitted. Outdoor operations and display shall be permitted in areas which are screened as provided in 35-510 of the Unified Development Code.

Proposed: The “C-2” Commercial District accommodates community commercial uses, with unlimited building size, and building height limitation of 25 feet. Examples of permitted uses: liquor store, miniature golf and other indoor gaming facilities, small indoor movie theater, pet cemetery, auto & light truck oil, lube & tune-up, auto glass tinting, tire repair (sale and installation only), gas station, appliance sales & repair, charitable food & clothing banks and dry cleaning. No outdoor storage or display of goods shall be permitted except for outdoor dining






The subject property is not within a Regional Center but it is located within the Premium Transit Corridor. 



Staff Analysis and Recommendation: Staff recommends 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 North Central Community Plan and is currently designated as “Community Commercial” in the future land use component of the plan. The requested “C-2” Commercial 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 “I-1” General Industrial District and “C-3” General Commercial District is not an appropriate zoning for the property and surrounding area. The proposed “C-2” downzones the property and is consistent with the use. The rezoning also provides consistency throughout the property of zoning designation.


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 North Central Community Plan:


GOAL 1: Support and promote business and employment development along the commercial corridors that provide for a healthy business climate while supporting the needs of the North Central Neighborhoods Community by aesthetically and environmentally reinforcing their community cultural identity and providing an attractive destination for visitors and shoppers from around the city.


GOAL 3: Maintain and preserve the quality of the existing residential and commercial properties through the encouragement of rehabilitation and code compliance.


Objective 3.1: Promote the maintenance of existing properties.


6.  Size of Tract: 

The subject property is 0.4622 acres and reasonably accommodates the existing commercial use.


7.  Other Factors: 

The applicant is rezoning an existing Jiffy Lube business. Oil and lube services are allowed in “C-2”.