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File #: 19-8808   
Type: Zoning Case
In control: Board of Adjustment
On agenda: 12/2/2019
Posting Language: BOA-19-10300141: A request by Maria Muniz for 1) a 14.5’ variance from the 20’ rear setback requirement to allow an attached addition to be 5.5’ from the rear property line, 2) a special exception of the allowable fence height to allow a fence to be 6’ tall with 4’ solid screen within the front yard, and 3) a request for a variance from the Clear Vision standards to allow a fence to be within the Clear Vision field, located at 208 Gould St. Staff recommends Approval. (Council District 5)  (Rachel Smith, Planner (210) 207- 5407, rachel.smith@sanantonio.gov, Development Services Department)
Attachments: 1. 19-10300141 Attachments
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Case Number:
BOA-19-10300141
Applicant:
Maria Muniz
Owner:
Maria Muniz
Council District:|1010|Location:
208 Gould St
Legal Description:
The West 30 feet of Lot 9, Block 6, NCB 2248
Zoning:
"MF-33 MLOD-2 MLR-2 AHOD" Multi-Family Lackland Military Lighting Overlay Military Lighting Region 2 Airport Hazard Overlay District
Case Manager:
Rachel Smith, Planner
Request
A request for 1) a 14.5' variance from the 20' rear setback requirement, as described in Section 35-510.01, to allow an attached addition to be 5.5' from the rear property line, 2) a special exception of the allowable fence height, as described in Section 35-514, to allow a fence to be 6' tall with 4' solid screen within the front yard, 3) a request for a variance from the Clear Vision standards described in Section 35-514 to allow a fence to be within the Clear Vision field.
Executive Summary
The subject property is a 640 square foot home on the south side of Gould Street near N Murray Street within the Prospect Hill Neighborhood. The property was constructed in 2014 by a previous owner up to the rear building setback and 3 feet from both sides of the property, leaving little room for additions. The applicant wishes to add 266 square feet to the rear of the home by way of an inline addition across the rear of the dwelling. The addition will extend the structure to be 5.5 feet from the rear property line to provide additional living space.

Upon visit to the site, staff noticed a 6 feet tall fence within the front yard that was solid and more than 3 feet tall and a portion of the fence extended into the clear vision area (7' from the curb to the fence). According to the UDC, no fence more than 3' tall may be within the clear vision field area, a 15 feet triangle extending from either sides of the driveway in this case. Staff noted that both the side and front fence are in the clear vision area, as the wood fence is 7' from the curb and 6' tall and the front fence is more than 3' tall. The UDC also require...

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