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File #: 19-8780   
Type: City Code Amendments
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 12/5/2019
Posting Language: Ordinance amending the City Code of San Antonio, Texas, Chapter 35, Unified Development Code, Section 35-310-01 Table 310-1 Lot and Building Dimensions Table, relating to Lot and Building Dimensions in "RM" and "MF" districts and providing for publication. [Roderick Sanchez, Assistant City Manager; Michael Shannon, Director, Development Services]
Attachments: 1. RM MF CCR, 2. RM MF Code Updates Approved With ZC Amendments, 3. Ordinance Draft
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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. On Tuesday, November 19, 2019, Zoning Commission recommended approval with one amendment for clarification purposes. The details of the three amendments are provided below.

The Planning and Community Development Committee considered the item on Tuesday, November 12 and recommended the item move forward for consideration.


The current "RM-4" and "MF-33" zoning designations allow for construction up to...

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