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File #: 19-8506   
Type: Zoning Case
In control: Board of Adjustment
On agenda: 11/18/2019
Posting Language: BOA-19-10300134: A request by Elena Huerta for a 4’6” variance side setback from the 5’ side setback requirement to allow an attached carport to be 6” from the west property line, located at 115 Hartford Avenue. Staff recommends Denial. (Council District 3) (Debora Gonzalez, Senior Planner (210) 207- 3074,, Development Services Department)
Attachments: 1. BOA-19-10300134 Attachments
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Case Number:
Elena Huerta
Elena Huerta
Council District:|1010|Location:
115 Hartford Avenue
Legal Description:
Lot 77, Block 8, NCB 12036
"R-4 AHOD" Residential Single-Family Airport Hazard Overlay District
Case Manager:
Debora Gonzalez, Senior Planner


A request for a 4'6" variance side setback from the 5' side setback requirement, as described in Section 35-310.01, to allow an attached carport to be 6" from the west property line.

Executive Summary

The subject property is located approximately 200 feet east of Clark Avenue. The applicant is requesting a variance to maintain a 6" side setback from the west property line to keep an attached carport, as built. The carport was rebuilt within the same foot print of the previous carport and is in the same location for approximately 11 years with no complaints until now. The applicant states that the carport was in place prior to change of ownership. Code Enforcement initiated this case on March 13, 2019. The structure is made entirely of wood. There are a few similar carports placed within the side setbacks near the applicant's property.

Code Enforcement History

On March 13, 2019 code enforcement initiated this case.

Permit History

No permit history related to the detached dwelling unit. The property owner is seeking a variance to allow a permit to be issued.

Zoning History

The subject property was annexed into the City of San Antonio by Ordinance #18115 dated September 25, 1952 as "B" Residence District. Under the 2001 Unified Development Code, established by Ordinance 93881, dated May 03, 2001, the property zoned "B" Residence District converted to the current "R-4" Single Family District.

Subject Property Zoning/Land Use

Existing Zoning

Existing Use
"R-4 AHOD" Residential Single-Family Airport Hazard Overlay District
Single-Family Dwelling

Surrounding Zoning/Land Use


Existing Zoning District(s)
Existing Use
"R-4 AHOD" Residential...

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