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File #: 19-7799   
Type: Zoning Case
In control: Board of Adjustment
On agenda: 10/21/2019
Posting Language: BOA-19-10300112: A request by Patrick Christensen for a height variance from the two stories height limitation to allow construction of a new theater to be three stories and 38' in height within the Alta Vista Neighborhood Conservation District, located at 725 and 741 West Ashby Place. Staff recommends Approval. (Council District 1) (Dominic Silva, Senior Planner (210) 207-0120, dominic.silva@sanantonio.gov, Development Services Department)
Attachments: 1. BOA-19-10300112 Attachments
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Case Number:
BOA-19-10300112
Applicant:
Patrick Williams Christensen
Owner:
The San Antonio Little Theater Inc.
Council District:|1010|Location:
725 and 741 West Ashby Place
Legal Description:
Lot 9 and 10, Block 8, NCB 1891

Zoning:
"IDZ NCD-2 AHOD" Infill Development Zone with uses permitted for an Indoor Venue, Two Screens, Stages, and Performing Arts Alta Vista Neighborhood Conservation Airport Hazard Overlay District
Case Manager:
Dominic Silva, Senior Planner

Request
A request for a height variance from the two stories height limitation to allow a new theater construction to be three stories and 38' in height within the Alta Vista Neighborhood Conservation District.
Executive Summary
The subject property is located at 725 and 741 West Ashby Place at the intersection of North Flores Street and West Ashby Place. The property owner is requesting a variance from the height restrictions in the Alta Vista Neighborhood Conservation District to allow for a new theater and performing arts center to be three stories and 38' in height to be constructed. The NCD-2 only allows for two stories of height for properties North of Ashby.
The applicant states that in order for the performing arts space to be able to accommodate theatrical productions, with its associate stage and stage mechanicals, along with public art facilities, the additional height is required. The subject property is surrounded by a mix of uses such as single-family, multi-family, and commercial and the San Pedro Springs Park.
Zoning Commission initially heard case Z-2018-900017 on January 15, 2019. The site plan reflected the three story proposed construction. A continuance was requested on both the January 15 and February 19, 2019 Zoning Commissions to continue to allow the applicant to work with the neighborhood. On March 5, 2019, the zoning commission voted on the item. Tami Kegley of the Alta Vista Neighborhood Association and Teresa Nino, resident of Alta Vista, spoke in support. Commissioner Head...

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