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File #: 19-8537   
Type: Zoning Case
In control: Zoning Commission
On agenda: 11/19/2019
Posting Language: ZONING CASE Z-2019-10700189 (Council District 7): A request for a change in zoning from "C-3NA AHOD" General Commercial Nonalcoholic Sales Airport Hazard Overlay District to "C-2 CD AHOD" General Commercial Airport Hazard Overlay District with Conditional Use for a Theater - Indoor permitting Over 2 Screens on Lot 2, Block 2, NCB 17120, located at 5063 Northwest Loop 410. Staff recommends Approval. (Mercedes Rivas, Senior Planner, (210) 207-0215,, Development Services Department)
Attachments: 1. Location Map, 2. Site Plan
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DEPARTMENT: Development Services                     


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Michael Shannon





Zoning Case Z-2019-10700189



Current Zoning:  "C-3NA AHOD" General Commercial Nonalcoholic Sales Airport Hazard Overlay District


Requested Zoning:  "C-2 CD AHOD" General Commercial Airport Hazard Overlay District with Conditional Use for a Theater - Indoor permitting Over 2 Screens



Zoning Commission Hearing Date:  November 19, 2019


Case Manager:  Mercedes Rivas, Senior Planner


Property Owner:  CSA Holdings, LLC


Applicant:  Clayton J. Strolle


Representative:  Clayton J. Strolle


Location:  5063 Northwest Loop 410


Legal Description:  Lot 2, Block 2, NCB 17120


Total Acreage:  6.215


Notices Mailed

Owners of Property within 200 feet:  10

Registered Neighborhood Associations within 200 feet:  None.

Applicable Agencies:  Texas Department of Transportation and Planning Department


Property Details

Property History:  The property is part of the original 36 Square Miles of San Antonio and was originally zoned “B-3NA” Business District, Nonalcoholic Sales. The subject property converted from “B-3NA” to “C-3NA” General Commercial Nonalcoholic Sales District with the adoption of the 2001 Unified Development Code, established by Ordinance 93881, dated May, 03, 2001.


Topography:  The property does not include any abnormal physical features such as slope or incursion in a flood plain.

Adjacent Base Zoning and Land Uses

Direction:  North

Current Base Zoning:  “MF-33”

Current Land Uses:  Apartments


Direction:  East

Current Base Zoning:  “C-3”

Current Land Uses:  Sam’s Club


Direction:  West

Current Base Zoning:  “MF-33”

Current Land Uses:  Apartments


Direction:  South

Current Base Zoning:  “C-2”

Current Land Uses:  PetSmart


Overlay and Special District Information: 


All surrounding properties carry the "AHOD" Airport Hazard Overlay District, due to their proximity to an airport or approach path.  The "AHOD" does not restrict permitted uses, but can require additional review of construction plans by both the Development Services Department and the Federal Aviation Administration.



Thoroughfare:  Northwest Loop 410

Existing Character:  Highway

Proposed Changes:  None Known


Public Transit:  VIA bus routes are within walking distance of the subject property.

Route Served: 607


Traffic Impact:  A Traffic Impact Analysis (TIA) is not required. The traffic generated by the proposed development does not exceed the threshold requirements.


Parking Information:  The minimum parking requirement for a Theater - indoor permitting over 2 screens is 1 per 6 seats.






Denial of the requested zoning change would result in the subject property retaining the present zoning district designation of “C-3NA” General Commercial Nonalcoholic District.


Current: “C-3NA” General Commercial districts are designed to provide for more intensive commercial uses than those located within the "NC," "C-1," "C-2" or "C-3" zoning districts. "C-3" uses are typically characterized as community and regional shopping centers, power centers and/or assembly of similar uses into a single complex under either single ownership or the structure of a property owners or condominium styled organization. "C-3" districts should incorporate shared internal circulation and limited curb cuts to arterial streets. District regulations within the "C-3NA" districts are the same as in "C-3" districts except that no sales of alcoholic beverages for on-premises or off-premises consumption shall be permitted.


Proposed: The "C-2" Commercial Districts accommodate commercial and retail uses that are more intensive in character than "NC" and "C-1" uses, and which generate a greater volume of vehicular traffic and/or truck traffic. This district permits general commercial activities designed to serve the community such as repair shops, wholesale businesses, warehousing and limited retail sales with some outdoor display of goods. This district promotes a broad range of commercial operations and services necessary for large regions of the city, providing community balance.


The Conditional Use is for a Theater - Indoor permitting Over 2 Screens.






The property is part of the Medical Center Regional Center and is within a premium transit corridor.



Staff Analysis and Recommendation: Staff recommends Approval.


Criteria for Review:  According to Section 35-421, zoning amendments shall be based on the approval criteria below.

1.  Consistency: 

The subject property is located within the North Sector Plan and is currently designated as “Mixed Use Center” in the future land use component of the plan. The requested “C-2” base zoning district is consistent with the requested future land use designation.


2.  Adverse Impacts on Neighboring Lands: 

Staff does not find evidence of likely adverse impacts on neighboring lands in relation to this zoning change request. The base zoning of “C-2” will remain the same.


3.  Suitability as Presently Zoned: 

The current “C-3NA” zoning is appropriate for the property and surrounding area. The proposed “C-2” Commercial District use maintains the base zoning and is an appropriate zoning for this property as it is directly adjacent to other “C-3” zoned properties. The Conditional Use allows consideration of a Theater - Indoor permitting Over 2 Screens with any necessary conditions.


4.  Health, Safety and Welfare: 

Staff has not found indication of likely adverse effects on the public health, safety, or welfare.


5.  Public Policy: 

The proposed rezoning does not appear to conflict with the following goals, principles, and objectives of the North Sector Plan:


                     ED-1.3 Continue to maintain and revitalize the North Sector to retain and expand vibrant retail and commercial uses within the IH-10, IH-35, Loop 410 and Loop 1604 corridors and/or centers.

                     LU-1.5 Promote flexibility and innovation in residential, business and recreational land uses through planned unit developments, conservation subdivisions, specific plans, mixed use projects, and other innovative development and land use planning techniques.

                     LU-3.3 Promote job growth in the Specialized, Regional, and Mixed Use Centers to achieve the City’s diversified business targets through land use guidance and economic incentives.


6.  Size of Tract: 

The subject property is 6.215 acres, which could reasonably accommodate a movie theater.


7.  Other Factors: 

The Conditional Use zoning procedure is designed to provide for a land use that is not permitted by the established zoning district, but due to individual site considerations or unique development requirements would be compatible with adjacent land uses under given conditions.