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File #: 20-7138   
Type: Plan Amendment
In control: Planning Commission
On agenda: 1/13/2021
Posting Language: PLAN AMENDMENT CASE PA-2020-11600070 (ETJ - Closest to Council District 8): A request by Killen, Griffin and Farrimond PLLC, representative, for approval of a Resolution to amend the Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Military Protection Area Land Use Plan, a component of the Comprehensive Master Plan of the City, by changing the future land from “Agricultural” to “Low Density Residential” on P-67A and P-40C, ABS 24, CB 4708, located at 9135 Dietz Elkhorn Road. Staff recommends Approval. (Daniel Hazlett, Planning Coordinator (210) 207-8270,, Development Services Department)
Attachments: 1. Map, 2. Military Letter
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DEPARTMENT: Development Services                     


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Michael Shannon


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: Extra-Territorial Jurisdiction (ETJ) - Closest to Council District 8



Plan Amendment PA-2020-11600070



Comprehensive Plan Component:  Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Military Protection Area Land Use Plan


Plan Adoption Date:  September 19, 2019


Current Land Use Category: “Agricultural"


Proposed Land Use Category:  "Low Density Residential”



Planning Commission Hearing Date:  January 13, 2021


Case Manager:  Daniel Hazlett, Planning Coordinator


Property Owner:  Double B Ranch


Applicant:  CCE Development, LLC


Representative:  Killen, Griffin & Farrimond, PLLC


Location: 9135 Dietz Elkhorn Road


Legal Description: CB 4708 P-67A and P-40C, ABS 24


Total Acreage: 10


Notices Mailed

Owners of Property within 200 feet:  3

Registered Neighborhood Associations within 200 feet:  None

Applicable Agencies:  Camp Bullis



Thoroughfare:  Dietz Elkhorn Road

Existing Character:  Primary Arterial Type A

Proposed Changes:  None known


Public Transit:  There are no VIA bus routes near the subject property.


Routes: None



Comprehensive Plan

Comprehensive Plan: Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Military Protection Area Land Use Plan

Plan Adoption Date: September 19, 2019


M Goal 1: Incompatible land uses in the vicinity of Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) locations are minimized in order to safeguard operational mission requirements.


M Goal 3: Communication and coordination between San Antonio, adjacent jurisdictions, and the military engender a strong regional approach to compatibility issues.


M Goal 6: San Antonio invests and coordinates with the military to minimize potential future impacts that could be created as a result of sequestration or base closure or realignment initiatives.


Comprehensive Land Use Categories

Land Use Category:  “Agricultural”

Description of Land Use Category:

Agricultural includes crop agriculture, ranching, and related agribusiness practices. Single-family detached houses and detached accessory dwelling units are permitted on agricultural and ranch lands at very low densities or in conservation subdivisions that will not interfere with agricultural operations. Limited commercial uses directly serving agricultural and ranching uses, such as farmers markets, nurseries, stables, bed and breakfasts are permitted. To maintain scenic qualities, natural vegetative buffers, deeper setbacks, increased signage control, earthen drainage channels, and more restrictive access management standards are desired along major scenic corridors. Floodplain protection and buffer zones along creeks and rivers are instrumental in retaining rural character.

Permitted Zoning Districts:  RP and FR


Land Use Category:  “Low Density Residential”

Description of Land Use Category: Low Density Residential includes single-family detached houses on individual lots, including manufactured and modular homes. This form of development should not typically be located adjacent to major arterials. This land use category can include certain nonresidential uses such as schools, places of worship, and parks that are centrally located for convenient neighborhood access.

Permitted Zoning Districts: R-4, R-5, R-6, NP-8, NP-10, and NP-15


Land Use Overview

Subject Property

Future Land Use Classification:


Current Land Use Classification:



Direction:  North

Future Land Use Classification:


Current Land Use Classification:



Direction:  East

Future Land Use Classification:

“Urban Low Density Residential”

Current Land Use Classification:



Direction:  South

Future Land Use Classification:

“Low Density Residential”, “OCL”

Current Land Use Classification:

Single- Family, Natural


Direction:  West

Future Land Use Classification:


Current Land Use Classification:






Proximity to Regional Center/Premium Transit Corridor

The subject property is not located within a Regional Center, nor is it located along a Premium Transit Corridor.



Staff Analysis and Recommendation:  Staff recommends Approval.


The applicant seeks a Plan Amendment from “Agricultural" to " Low Density Residential" for a single-family development. The proposed "Low Density Residential" is consistent with existing “Urban Low Density Residential” and “Low Density Residential” land uses to the east, south, and west of the subject property.  The “Urban Low Density Residential” land use adjacent to the property was part recently changed from “Agricultural” and was approved by City Council on August 20, 2020, by Ordinance 2020-08-20-0591. This request is also suitable to the goals of the Comprehensive Plan to ensure that future land use classifications adjacent to military installations are well-suited to the goals and objectives of the area.



1.                     Recommend Denial of the proposed amendment to the Extraterritorial Military Protection Area Land Use Plan, as presented above.

2.                     Make an alternate recommendation.

3.                     Continue to a future date.