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File #: 20-6374   
Type: Staff Briefing - Without Ordinance
In control: Board of Adjustment
On agenda: 11/2/2020
Posting Language: BOA-20-10300094: A request by Amanda Christina Graham for a 8’ 9” variance to the minimum 20’ rear setback to allow an attached pergola and overhang to be 11’ 3” from the rear property line, located at 10523 Millspring. Staff recommends Approval. (Council District 8) (Kayla Leal, Senior Planner (210) 207-0197,, Development Services Department)
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Case Number:
Amanda Christina Graham
Amanda Christina Graham & Michael Christopher
Council District:|1010|Location:
10523 Millspring
Legal Description:
Lot 16, Block 12, NCB 14124
"R-6" Residential Single-Family District
Case Manager:
Kayla Leal, Senior Planner

A request for an 8' 9" variance to the minimum 20' rear setback, as described in Section 35-310.01, to allow an attached pergola and overhang to be 11' 3" from the rear property line.

Executive Summary

The subject property is located at 10523 Millspring and there is currently a single-family residence on the property. The applicant has begun constructing an attached pergola in the rear of the property and is proposing it also be used to house solar panels. The pergola is attached to the residence and extends 19.8' past the primary structure, causing the structure to encroach 8' 9" into the rear setback. The minimum rear setback is twenty feet, and the applicant is proposing the pergola to be constructed 11' 3" away from the property line, which is measured from the edge of the overhang. Staff measured the distance from the post of the pergola to the fence, which was 17' 8". The overhang itself is about 6' 5", and during the residential plan review process, any submitted plans are required to be signed and sealed by an engineer.

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

Permit History
The applicant applied for an electrical permit to obtain the solar panels in 2019.

Zoning History
The subject property was annexed into San Antonio City Limits on May 27, 1971, established by Ordinance 39443 and was zoned Temporary "R-1" Temporary Residence District. The zoning converted from Temporary "R-1" to the current "R-6" 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

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