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File #: 21-1243   
Type: Staff Briefing - Without Ordinance
In control: Planning Commission
On agenda: 1/27/2021
Posting Language: TPV 21-030 East Gate Industrial Park: Request by Mr. Jon Robinson, RLA, for approval of a tree preservation variance request from Unified Development Code 35-523 (h), “significant trees shall be preserved at eighty (80) percent and heritage trees at one hundred (100) percent preservation within both the 100-year floodplains and environmentally sensitive areas”, general located on IH-10, approximately 2,800 feet east of the IH-10 and Ackerman Road intersection. Staff recommends approval. (Herminio Griego, (210) 207-6042, herminio.griego@sanantonio.gov, Development Services Department).
Attachments: 1. TPV#21-030_EAST GATE_VARIANCE REQUEST_FLOODPLAIN BUFFER, 2. TPV 21-030 East Gate Industrial Park Streetscape Planting Set
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DEPARTMENT: Development Services

SUBJECT: TPV 21-030 East Gate Industrial Park

SUMMARY:
Request by Mr. Jon Robinson, RLA, for approval of a tree preservation variance request from Unified Development Code 35-523 (h), "significant trees shall be preserved at eighty (80) percent and heritage trees at one hundred (100) percent preservation within both the 100-year floodplains and environmentally sensitive areas", general located on IH-10, approximately 2,800 feet east of the IH-10 and Ackerman Road intersection. Staff recommends approval. (Herminio Griego, (210) 207-6042, herminio.griego@sanantonio.gov, Development Services Department).

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:
Project #: TRE-APP-APP20-38800052
Council District: 2
Consultant: Jon Robinson with Horizon Design and Development
Staff Coordinator: Herminio Griego, Assistant City Arborist, (210) 207-6042

ANALYSIS:
The Development Services Department (DSD) has reviewed the information presented in Mr. Jon Robinson's letter dated January 11th, 2021.
The Unified Development Code (UDC) - Article V, Section 35-523 (h), 100-Year Floodplain(s) and Environmentally Sensitive Areas states that, "Significant trees shall be preserved at eighty (80) percent preservation within both the 100-year floodplains and environmentally sensitive areas. Heritage trees shall be preserved at one hundred (100) percent preservation within both the 100-year floodplain and environmentally sensitive areas. Mitigation shall be prohibited in floodplains and environmentally sensitive area except when a variance is granted by the Planning Commission."
The applicant is requesting a Variance Request to mitigate for removal of significant trees in excess of the 80% preservation requirements within both the Environmentally Sensitive Area (ESA) and the 100-year Floodplain in place under the 2010 Tree Preservation Ordinance for construction of the East Gate Industrial Park. DSD staff does agree with the applicant's request to mitigate for the removal of s...

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