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File #: 19-8039   
Type: Staff Briefing - Without Ordinance
In control: Planning and Community Development Committee
On agenda: 11/12/2019
Posting Language: Briefing and Possible Action on proposed Ordinance adopting 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. (Roderick Sanchez, Assistant City Manager; Michael Shannon, Director, Development Services Department)
Attachments: 1. RM MF CCR, 2. RM MF Code Updates PC Approved
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DEPARTMENT: Development Services Department



SUBJECT: UDC Zoning Amendments


Briefing and Possible Action on proposed 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.

Planning Commission Technical Advisory Committee (PCTAC) considered the item on Monday, October 21, 2019 and recommended approval with 2 amendments to help clarify the code in one amendment and provide additional protection and compatibility with the other amendment. On Wednesday, October 23, 2019, Planning Commission recommended approval of the proposed changes with the two amendments. The details of the two amendments are provided below.


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 scatter...

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