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File #: 21-2579   
Type: Staff Briefing - Without Ordinance
In control: Board of Adjustment
On agenda: 4/5/2021
Posting Language: BOA-21-10300022: A request by Catalina Chavez for a variance from the Ingram Hills Neighborhood Conservation District fencing requirements to allow a predominately open front yard fence to be 5’ 8” tall, located at 3907 and 3911 West Horseshoe Bend. Staff recommends Denial. (Council District 7) (Kayla Leal, Senior Planner (210) 207-0197, kayla.leal@sanantonio.gov, Development Services Department)
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Case Number:
BOA-21-10300022
Applicant:
Catalina Chavez
Owner:
Catalina Chavez
Council District:|1010|Location:
3907 and 3911 West Horseshoe Bend
Legal Description:
Lots 273 and 276, Block E, NCB 11551
Zoning:
"R-20 NCD-3 MLOD-2 MLR-2 AHOD" Residential Single-Family Ingram Hills Neighborhood Conservation Lackland Military Lighting Overlay Military Lighting Region 2 Airport Hazard Overlay District
Case Manager:
Kayla Leal, Senior Planner

Request
A request for a variance to the Ingram Hills Neighborhood Conservation District fencing requirements to allow 1) a predominately open front yard fence to be 5' 3" tall for 3907 West Horseshoe Bend and 2) a predominately open front yard fence to be 5' 8" tall for 3911 West Horseshoe Bend.

Executive Summary

The subject properties each have a single-family dwelling on the property and are located within the Ingram Hills Neighborhood Conservation District (NCD-3). Predominately open fences have been installed in the front yard. 3907 West Horseshoe Bend has a wrought iron fence and 3911 West Horseshoe Bend has a wrought iron fence with masonry posts. While they do meet the fence height limitation of the Unified Development Code for large lots, the maximum allowable fence height for NCD-3 is 4'. The Ingram Hills NCD was established on September 9, 2004. Residential building plans were processed and approved in 2011 and 2019, which contained notes from residential plan review stating a taller fence height would be allowed. The reviewer notes do contradict the NCD design standards. The fence height was discovered at Final Inspection and brought to the attention of the applicant. The neighboring home with similar fencing was reviewed and approved in 2011 and as such no plans are available for fence height confirmation. During the routine site visit, it was observed that fencing in the surrounding area appeared to be installed with similar design and height.

Code Enforcement History
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