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File #: 19-8799   
Type: Zoning Case
In control: Zoning Commission
On agenda: 12/3/2019
Posting Language: ZONING CASE Z-2019-10700270 (Council District 2): A request for a change in zoning from "R-6 CD MLOD-3 MLR-2" Residential Single-Family Martindale Army Airfield Military Lighting Overlay Military Lighting Region 2 District with a Conditional Use for Multi-Family Dwellings not to exceed ten units per acre or a total of two (2) units to "C-2 MLOD-3 MLR-2" Commercial Martindale Army Airfield Military Lighting Overlay Military Lighting Region 2 District on 2.1 acres out of NCB 1178 and NCB 1181, located at 112 Reno Street. Staff recommends Approval, pending Plan Amendment. (Associated Plan Amendment PA-2019-11600074) (Michael Pepe, Planner, 210-207-8208, Michael.Pepe@sanantonio.gov, Development Services Department)
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DEPARTMENT: Development Services                     

 

DEPARTMENT HEAD: Michael Shannon

                     

COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: 2

 

SUBJECT:

Zoning Case Z-2019-10700270

(Associated Plan Amendment PA-2019-11600074)

 

SUMMARY:

Current Zoning:  "R-6 CD MLOD-3 MLR-2" Residential Single-Family Martindale Army Airfield Military Lighting Overlay Military Lighting Region 2 District with a Conditional Use for Multi-Family Dwellings not to exceed ten units per acre or a total of 2 units

 

Requested Zoning: "C-2 MLOD-3 MLR-2" Commercial Martindale Army Airfield Military Lighting Overlay Military Lighting Region 2 District

 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

Zoning Commission Hearing Date:  December 3, 2019

 

Case Manager:  Michael Pepe, Planner

 

Property Owner:  Sara Martinez, Jackson Cloma Living Trust

 

Applicant:  QuikTrip Corporation

 

Representative:  Kaufman and Killen

 

Location:  112 Reno Street

 

Legal Description:  2.1 acres out of NCB 1178 and NCB 1181

 

Total Acreage:  2.1

 

Notices Mailed

Owners of Property within 200 feet:  44

Registered Neighborhood Associations within 200 feet: Government Hill Alliance Neighborhood Association

Applicable Agencies:  Martindale Army Airfield, Fort Sam Houston, Texas Department of Transportation

 

Property Details

Property History:  The property is part of the original 36 square miles of the City of San Antonio and was originally zoned “L” Industry District.  Under the 2001 Unified Development Code, established by Ordinance 93881, dated May, 03, 2001, the properties zoned “L” converted to “I-2” Heavy Industrial District. In the Government Hill Large area Rezoning dated October 16, 2008, it was rezoned to “R-6 CD” Residential Single-Family District with a Conditional Use for Multi-Family Dwellings not to exceed ten units per acre or a total of 2 Units, Residential Single-Family District with a Conditional Use for Multi-Family Dwellings not to exceed ten units per acre or a total of 3 units, and “R-6” Residential Single-Family District, per Ordinance 2008 0955.

 

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:  “R-6”

Current Land Uses:  Single-Family Dwellings

 

Direction:  East

Current Base Zoning:  “R-6”, “UZROW, “C-2”

Current Land Uses: Vacant, Roadway

 

Direction:  South

Current Base Zoning:  “UZROW”

Current Land Uses:  Interstate 35

 

Direction:  West

Current Base Zoning:  “R-6”

Current Land Uses:  Single-Family Dwellings

 

Overlay and Special District Information:

"MLOD-3"

All surrounding properties carry the "MLOD-3" Military Lighting Overlay District, due to their proximity to Martindale Army Airfield. The "MLOD-3" does not restrict permitted uses, but does regulate outdoor lighting in an effort to minimize night-time light pollution and its effects on operations at the military installation.

 

Transportation

Thoroughfare:  Walters

Existing Character:  Secondary Arterial B

Proposed Changes:  None Known

 

Thoroughfare:  Interstate 35Access Road

Existing Character:  Interstate

Proposed Changes:  None Known

 

Thoroughfare:  Edgar

Existing Character:  Local

Proposed Changes:  None Known

 

Thoroughfare:  Reno

Existing Character:  Local

Proposed Changes:  None Known

 

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

Routs Served: 16, 21, 515

 

Traffic Impact:  A Traffic Impact Analysis (TIA) cannot be determined at this time.

 

Parking Information:  The minimum parking requirements for a Convenience Store with Gasoline is 6 spots per 1000 square feet of gross floor area.

 

ISSUE:

None.

 

ALTERNATIVES:

Current: Denial of the request will result in the subject property retaining the current base zoning district of “R-6” and “R-6 CD”. “R-6” districts provide areas for medium- to high-density, single-family residential uses where adequate public facilities and services exist with capacity to serve development. These districts are composed mainly of areas containing single-family dwellings and open area where similar residential development seems likely to occur. Residential single-family provides minimum lot size and density requirements in order to preserve neighborhood character.

 

Proposed: The proposed “C-2” Commercial District accommodates community commercial uses, with unlimited building size, and building height limitation of 25 feet. Examples of permitted uses: liquor store, miniature golf and other indoor gaming facilities, small indoor movie theater, pet cemetery, auto & light truck oil, lube & tune-up, auto glass tinting, tire repair (sale and installation only), gas station, appliance sales & repair, charitable food & clothing banks and dry cleaning. No outdoor storage or display of goods shall be permitted except for outdoor dining

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

None.

 

PROXIMITY TO REGIONAL CENTER/PREMIUM TRANSIT CORRIDOR:

The property is not located within a Regional Center or located within half a mile of a Premium Transit Corridor.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

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 Government Hill Plan and is currently designated as “Low Density Residential” in the future land use component of the plan. The requested “C-2” base zoning district is not consistent with the future land use designation. The applicant has requested a Plan Amendment to “Mixed Use”. Staff recommends Approval. Planning Commission recommendation pending the December 11, 2019 hearing.

 

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. Though nearby to residential, the site is a self-contained block, adjacent to large roadways that allow access that is separated from the neighborhood.

 

3.  Suitability as Presently Zoned: 

The current “R-6” Residential Single Family is not appropriate for the property as it is adjacent to the large roadways of North Walters Street and Interstate 35. The proposed “C-2” Commercial District is appropriate because the proposal represents a contained commercial block on the intersection of two commercial corridors. The large site is an appropriate size for the requested “C-2”.

 

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 Government Hill Plan:


Definition of Mixed Use:

                     Mixed Use is preferred along arterials, preferably in a nodal pattern with proximity to a major transit stop or node.

 

Goal: Redevelop and revitalize the neighborhood.

• Market the vacant parcels of land to prospective homeowners and businesses.

• Recruit desired businesses and the expansion of existing businesses in the neighborhood.

 

6.  Size of Tract: 

The subject property is 2.1 acres, which could reasonably accommodate commercial uses.

 

7.  Other Factors: 

The subject property is located within the Fort Sam Houston Awareness Zone/Military Influence Area.  In accordance with the signed Memorandum of Understanding, JBSA was notified of the proposed request.

 

The subject property is located within the Martindale Army Air Field Awareness Zone/Military Influence Area.  In accordance with the signed Memorandum of Understanding, Texas Army National Guard and JBSA were notified of the proposed request.

 

The applicant intends to request that the city vacates Jim Street to combine the lots to building a QuikTrip gas station and convenience store.