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File #: 20-4340   
Type: Staff Briefing - Without Ordinance
In control: Board of Adjustment
On agenda: 8/17/2020
Posting Language: BOA-20-10300065: A request by Christian Rios for 1) a 2,500 square foot variance to the 5,000 square foot minimum lot size requirement to allow the lot size to be 2,500 square feet and 2) a 15’ variance from the rear property line to allow a single-family residence to be 5’ away from the rear property line, located at 4814 Sierra Street. Staff recommends Approval. (Council District 5) (Kayla Leal, Senior Planner (210) 207-0197, kayla.leal@sanantonio.gov, Development Services Department)
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Case Number:
BOA-20-10300065
Applicant:
Christian Rios
Owner:
Christian Rios
Council District:|1010|Location:
4814 Sierra Street
Legal Description:
North 50' of Lot 13, Block 16, NCB 7757
Zoning:
"R-5 MLOD-2 MLR-2 AHOD" Residential Single-Family Lackland Military Lighting Overlay Military Lighting Region 2 Airport Hazard Overlay District
Case Manager:
Kayla Leal, Senior Planner

Request
A request for 1) a 2,500 square foot variance to the 5,000 square foot minimum lot size requirement, as described in Section 35-310.01, to allow the lot size to be 2,500 square feet and 2) a 15' variance from the rear property line, as described in Section 35-310.01, to allow a single-family residence to be 5' away from the rear property line.

Executive Summary

The subject property is located on the eastern side of Sierra Street between Mary Street and East Edmonds Avenue. The property is currently vacant and located mid-block. The applicant is requesting variances for the minimum lot size and the rear setback requirement in order to have more flexibility in developing the lot. If the variances were granted, the applicant is proposing to develop a single-family residence on the property.

Code Enforcement History
There is no relevant code enforcement history on file for the property.

Permit History
There are no relevant permits pulled for the property.

Zoning History
The subject property was annexed into San Antonio city limits by Ordinance 1391 on September 23, 1944, and was zoned "D" Apartment District. The zoning changed from "D" to "R-5" One Family District on September 19, 1985, established by Ordinance 61454. This zoning converted to the current "R-5" Residential Single-Family District upon adoption of the 2001 Unified Development Code (Ordinance 93881, dated May 3, 2001).

Subject Property Zoning/Land Use

Existing Zoning

Existing Use
"R-5 MLOD-2 MLR-2 AHOD" Residential Single-Family Lackland Military Lighting Overlay Military Lighting Region 2 Airport Hazard Overlay D...

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