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File #: 19-8518   
Type: Zoning Case
In control: Board of Adjustment
On agenda: 11/18/2019
Posting Language: BOA-19-10300136: A request by Cyprian Juma for 1) a 4’ variance from 20’ rear setback requirement to allow a home to be 16’ from the rear property line and 2) a 4’ variance from the 5’ side setback requirement to allow a home to be 1’ from the side property line, located at 156 Day Road. Staff recommends Approval. (Council District 2) (Rachel Smith, Planner (210) 207- 5407,, Development Services Department)
Attachments: 1. BOA-19-10300136 Attachments
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Case Number:
Cyprian Juma
Virahisi Solutions, LLC
Council District:|1010|Location:
156 Day Road
Legal Description:
Lot 4, Block 1, NCB 10750
"R-4 MLOD-3 MLR 2" Residential Single Family Martindale Army Air Field Military Lighting Overlay District
Case Manager:
Rachel Smith, Planner

A request for 1) a 4' variance from 20' rear setback requirement, as described in Section 35-310.01, to allow a home to be 16' from the rear property line and 2) a 4' variance from the 5' side setback requirement, as described in Section 35-310.01, to allow a home to be 1' from the side property line.

Executive Summary
The property is located at 156 Day Road near Drexel Avenue. The property was annexed after the original one-story home was constructed. The one-story home was originally constructed in 1940 as part of the T.E. Barnes Subdivision, Unit 3. In 2009, a complaint was filed on the property for work done on a two-story addition to the back of the original structure without a permit and a stop work order was issued. The unpermitted work continued through 2010 when another stop work order was placed. Between September 2018 and March 2019, the original structure was demolished by a previous owner and only the two-story remains.

The property was recently acquired by the current property owner with the intent to continue the remodeling project. The applicant would like to continue redeveloping the property but will need this variance to continue with the project so a permit can be issued since the addition was placed within the building setback lines. Upon a visit to the site, staff noted that a portion of the building, an enclosed water heater closet, is one foot away from the fence to the north. Staff also noted that several properties in this area are similarly situated near property lines.

The applicant has indicated his intent to remedy the side setback by removing the water heater closet when the building permit is issued ...

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