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File #: 21-2959   
Type: Staff Briefing - Without Ordinance
In control: Board of Adjustment
On agenda: 4/19/2021
Posting Language: BOA-21-10300024: A request by Brandon Sanchez for a special exception to exceed the Type 2 Short Term Rental density limitation to allow one Type 2 Short Term Rental Permit, located at 314 Delaware Street. Staff recommends Denial. (Council District 1) (Kayla Leal, Senior Planner (210) 207-0197,, Development Services Department)
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Case Number:
Brandon Sanchez
Brandon Sanchez
Council District:|1010|Location:
314 Delaware Street
Legal Description:
Lot 4, Block 6, NCB 3008
"RM-4 H AHOD" Residential Mixed Lavaca Historic Airport Hazard Overlay District
Case Manager:
Kayla Leal, Senior Planner


A request for a Special Exception to allow one (1) Type 2 Short Term Rental per the UDC Section 35-482(i).

Executive Summary

The subject property is located within the Lavaca Historic District and is toward the dead-end of Delaware Street. The property currently has a single-family home and an Accessory Detached Dwelling Unit. Immediately surrounding uses include a mixture of densities including single-family dwellings and duplexes. Many properties in the immediate area are zoned "RM-4" which would allow up to four units per lot. There are also some commercial and office uses in close proximity along South Presa Street. There is currently one Type 2 STR Permit issued for the subject property. There is one (1) Type 2 STR Permit issued for the blockface.

The applicant is seeking a special exception to allow for the operation of one (1) Type 2 short term rental unit at a property with a total of two (2) dwelling units. A unit is defined as having its own distinct sleeping area, kitchen, and bathroom. Type 2 indicates that the owner/operator of the property does not occupy the site as their permanent legal residence.

Per the recently adopted code, Type 2 Short Term Rentals shall be limited to no more than one-eighth (12.5 percent) of the total number of single-family, duplex, triplex, or quadplex units on the block face. At least one (1) Type 2 Short Term Rental shall be permitted per block race, regardless of the total number of units on the block face.

In this case, the block face is defined as the south side of Delaware Street between Boerne Street and the dead-end of Delaware Street. There are five (5) lots along this block face, and according...

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