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File #: 19-7817   
Type: Staff Briefing - Without Ordinance
In control: Planning Commission
On agenda: 10/21/2019
Posting Language: Discussion and possible action on proposed changes to Chapter 35, the Unified Development Code (UDC), Section 35-310-01 Table 310-1 Lot and Building Dimensions Table, relating to Lot and Building Dimensions in "RM" and "MF" districts. The PCTAC may discuss and consider changes to other relevant sections of the UDC in their deliberations. (Catherine Hernandez, Development Services Administrator, (210) 207-5085,, Development Services Department)
Attachments: 1. RM MF Code Updates, 2. RM MF CCR
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DEPARTMENT: Development Services Department



SUBJECT: UDC Zoning Amendments


Ordinance amending the Unified Development Code (UDC), Chapter 35, of the City Code of San Antonio, Texas, with changes to Section 35-310-01 Table 310-1 Lot and Building Dimensions Table.


Pursuant to a City Council Request (CCR) jointly submitted by Council District 1, Development Services staff was asked to review areas within District 1 that have multi-family zoning not consistent with adopted land use plans or current patterns of development and possibly update Section 35-310, relating to existing "MF-33" and "RM-4" zoning designations to address the growing need for housing without compromising the integrity of neighborhoods.

Development Services Department (DSD) staff organized an RM/MF Task Force, consisting of 16 members from both neighborhoods and the development community. The Task Force met seven (7) times to discuss proposed changes to current "RM" Residential Mixed District and "MF" Multi-Family Districts regulations.


The current "RM-4" and "MF-33" zoning designations allow for construction up to 35 feet and 45 feet in height respectively. There are neighborhoods within Council Districts 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, that have "RM" and "MF" zoning prevalent within their neighborhoods as well asother areas of the city, that have lots zoned for this type of development scattered throughout the neighborhood, either through a rezoning approved decades ago or the 2001 UDC code conversion. Redevelopment of these properties is resulting in incompatible height and lot coverage than adjacent developed properties.

The proposed amendments to the "RM" and "MF" regulations that the Taskforce is recommending address height, front setback and street orientation.
* The proposed code amendment related to height would restrict the height for these districts ...

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