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File #: 21-1084   
Type: Staff Briefing - Without Ordinance
In control: Planning Commission
On agenda: 1/27/2021
Posting Language: FPV #21-002 FPDP #2021142 - Culebra Creek Channel Improvements Capital Project: Request by City of San Antonio Public Works Department’s Project Delivery Division for approval of a variance request associated with a Floodplain Development Permit (FPDP) #2021142 for channel improvements along a segment of Culebra Creek that will provide 100-year flood reduction benefits for a number of adjacent properties. The engineering analyses show slight water surface elevation rises downstream of the project limits. Staff recommends Approval. [Sabrina Santiago, Interim Storm Water Engineering Manager, (210) 207-0182, sabrina.santiago@sanantonio.gov, PWD Department]
Attachments: 1. FPV 21-002_COSA Culebra Creek Channel Improvements Capital Project_Variance Support Letter, 2. FPV 21-002 Culebra Creek Channel Improvements (FINAL PACKAGE)
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DEPARTMENT: Public Works Department

SUBJECT: FPV# 21-002; FPDP #2021142 - Culebra Creek Channel Improvements Capital Project

SUMMARY:
Request by City of San Antonio Public Works Department's Project Delivery Division for approval of a variance request associated with a Floodplain Development Permit (FPDP) #2021142 for channel improvements along a segment of Culebra Creek that will provide 100-year flood reduction benefits for a number of adjacent properties. The engineering analyses show slight water surface elevation rises downstream of the project limits. Staff recommends Approval. [Sabrina Santiago, Interim Storm Water Engineering Manager, (210) 207-0182, sabrina.santiago@sanantonio.gov, PWD Department]

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:
Council District: District 6 - San Antonio
Filing Date: January 4, 2021
Owner: Mr. Eric Salazar, COSA PWD Senior Engineer/Project Manager
Staff Coordinator: Sabrina Santiago, Interim Storm Water Engineering Manager, (210) 207-0182

ANALYSIS:

Variance Request:
On January 4, 2021, the applicant requested a variance from Sections 35-F124(c) and 35-F133(c)(2-3) in Appendix F of the Unified Development Code (UDC). The Public Works Department, Storm Water Division has no objection to the granting of the variance as indicated in the attached staff support letter.

It is noted that a Floodplain Development Permit (FPDP) to allow the commencement of project construction within the regulatory FEMA 100-year floodplain will not be issued until said variance has been approved by Planning Commission and all final construction documents and related engineering analyses have been reviewed and approved.

RECOMMENDATION:
Staff reviewed the project design and variance request, and found them to be in conformance with the Unified Development Code (UDC) with exception of the Variances mentioned above. In regards to these Variances, staff does concur with the applicant's justification. Therefore Public Works Storm Water Di...

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