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File #: 21-2984   
Type: Staff Briefing - Without Ordinance
In control: Board of Adjustment
On agenda: 4/19/2021
Posting Language: BOA-21-10300025 - A request by Olga Saldana for 1) 2’ 10” variance from the minimum 5’ side setback requirement to allow an addition with 1’ 6” overhang to be 2’ 2” away from the side property line and 2) an 8% variance from the 50% maximum impervious cover limitation in the front yard to allow up to 58% impervious cover, located at 374 Langford Place. Staff recommends Approval. (Michael Pepe, Planner, (210) 207-8208,, Development Services Department) (Council District 3)
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Case Number:
Olga Saldana
Olga Saldana
Council District:|1010|Location:
374 Langford Place
Legal Description:
Lot 41, Block 25, NCB 10819
"R-4 AHOD" Residential Single-Family Airport Hazard Overlay District
Case Manager:
Michael Pepe, Senior Planner

A request for 1) 2' 10" variance from the minimum 5' side setback requirement, as described in Section 35-310.01, to allow an addition with 1' 6" overhang to be 2' 2" away from the side property line and 2) an 8% variance from the 50% maximum impervious cover limitation in the front yard, as described in Section 35-515, to allow up to 58% impervious cover.

Executive Summary

The subject property is located mid-block along Langford Place. The applicant received a Stop Work Order for building without a permit in March of 2021, which caused the submittal for a variance. Upon staff's field visit, the addition appears to be built as close as 2' 2" from the property line and has a 1' 6" gutter. The addition appears to be the conversion of a previously existing attached carport built in 2012 without permits. The subject property is located within a neighborhood with older development, so there are multiple dwellings and carports in the surrounding area with similar setback encroachments near the property lines, wherein many structures are "offset" and built closer to the side property line on one side than the other. The conversion of the original carport to living area requires a variance to receive a building permit. Additionally, upon the field visit, staff observed the front yard impervious cover to slightly exceed the 50% limitation.

Code Enforcement History
There is an open code enforcement investigation case for building without a permit. A Stop Work Order was issued on March 5, 2021.

Permit History
There are no relevant permits pulled for the property.

Zoning History
The subject property was annexed into the City of San Antonio on September 24, 1952 by Ordinance 1...

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