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File #: 21-2446   
Type: Staff Briefing - Without Ordinance
In control: Board of Adjustment
On agenda: 4/5/2021
Posting Language: BOA-21-10300016: A request by Lewis Martin for a 143’ variance from minimum 200’ tower setback requirement to allow the Antenna support structure to be 57’ away from a residential zoned property, located at 10000 Block of Culebra Road. Staff recommends Approval. (Council District 6) (Azadeh Sagheb, Planner (210) 207-5407,, Development Services Department)
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Case Number:
Lewis Martin
Lewis Martin
Council District:|1010|Location:
10000 Block of Culebra Road
Legal Description:
Lot 8, Block 3, NCB 17636
"C-3" General Commercial District
Case Manager:
Azadeh Sagheb, Planner

A request for a 143' variance from minimum 200' tower setback requirement, as described in Section 35-385 (d)2 to allow the Antenna support structure to be 57' away from a residential zoned property.
Executive Summary
The subject property is located along Culebra Road, a few blocks away from W Loop 1604 N on the west, abutting Culebra Creek Greenway on the north, and a residential zoned property on the east. The neighborhood is surrounded by commercial and residential zoned properties.
The subject parcel has an irregular geometry measuring approximately 160' on the southern side, 57' on the northern side and 51' on the narrowest area toward the center. The property is abutting a residential zoned lot on the east side being used as a church. Trees and parking lot act as a buffer between the antenna supporting structure and the church building.
Code requires the base of the antenna support structure be located at least two hundred (200) feet to the nearest residential zoned property. The applicant states a concern of the property's odd shape and narrow width in not being able to comply with the Code requirement. The applicant is requesting a variance to space the Cell Tower 143' closer to the residential zoned neighbor.

Code Enforcement History

No Code Violation on record.

Permit History

There is no related permit on file.
Clear Vision Review
The Clear Vision standard review is not required.

Zoning History

The subject property was annexed into the City of San Antonio by Ordinance 59776, dated December 31, 1984, and was originally zoned as "B-3" Business District. Under the 2001 Unified Development Code, established by Ordinance 93881, dated May 03, 2001, the property converted from "B-3" Busines...

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