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File #: 21-3266   
Type: Staff Briefing - Without Ordinance
In control: Board of Adjustment
On agenda: 5/3/2021
Posting Language: (Continued from 04/19/2021) BOA-21-10300031: A request by Lee Mangum for 1) a 14’11” variance from the 15’ Type B landscape bufferyard requirement to allow a bufferyard to be 1” along the north property line, and 2) a 9’11” variance from the 10’ Type A landscape bufferyard requirement to allow a bufferyard to be 1” along the east property line, located at 1511 Northwest Crossroads. Staff recommends Approval. (Council District 6) (Azadeh Sagheb, Planner (210) 207-5407, Azadeh.Sagheb@sanantonio.gov, Development Services Department)
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Case Number:
BOA-21-10300031
Applicant:
Lee Mangum
Owner:
David Norfolk
Council District:|1010|Location:
1511 Northwest Crossroads
Legal Description:
Lot 6, Block 4, NCB 13905
Zoning:
"C-2 MLOD-2 MLR-2 AHOD" Commercial Lackland Military Lighting Overlay Military Region 2 Airport Hazard Overlay District
Case Manager:
Azadeh Sagheb, Planner
Request
A request for 1) a 14'11" variance from the 15' Type B landscape buffer yard requirement, as described in Section 35-510, to allow a buffer yard to be 1" along the north property line, and 2) a 9'11" variance from the 10' Type A landscape buffer yard requirement, also described in Section 35-510, to allow a buffer yard to be 1" along the east property line.
Executive Summary
The subject property is located along two thoroughfares: Potranco being a Primary Arterial Type A on the north, and NW Crossroads being a collector road on the south. The area is surrounded by various uses like, residential, commercial, and offices. The applicant is requesting variances to develop a vacant lot and construct an Information Technology building. Due to the existence of a Primary Arterial Type A road to the north and a Collector road to the east, the UDC requires a minimum of 15' buffer yard Type B along the north side and a 10' buffer yard Type A long the east side.

The applicant stated that this data center requires high security measures and because of the 14' electric, gas and cable easement, the security fence is set to be 14' inside property line. The fence placement to the building is critical to maintaining 300' separation for the blast zone. Positioning the landscape features within the required buffer area would cause visual clutter and impact the security cameras' function. The applicant is keeping the existing plantation and proposing to plant more vegetation further into the site and behind the landscape buffer zone. The existing trees and proposed trees have been marked by large and small symbols on the site plan respective...

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