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File #: 21-3050   
Type: Zoning Case
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 5/6/2021
Posting Language: ZONING CASE Z-2021-10700063 (Council District 2): Ordinance amending the Zoning District Boundary for multiple properties within the Dignowity Hill Large Area Rezoning Project from "IDZ H AHOD" Infill Development Zone Dignowity Hill Historic Airport Hazard Overlay District with uses permitted in “NC” Neighborhood Commercial District and “RM-6” Mixed Residential District to “R-4 H AHOD” Residential Single-Family Dignowity Hill Historic Airport Hazard Overlay District on properties located within Block 16 NCB 521, located at 1012 North Hackberry Street, 509 and 511 Lamar Street, to “R-5 H AHOD” Residential Single-Family Dignowity Hill Historic Airport Hazard Overlay District on properties located within Block 24, NCB 520, located at 1003, 1007, 1011, 1017, and 1021 North Hackberry Street, and to “R-6 H AHOD” Residential Single-Family Dignowity Hill Historic Airport Hazard Overlay District on properties located within Block 14, NCB 530 and Block 9, NCB 549, located at 502, 504, 506 and 50...
Attachments: 1. Map, 2. Signed CCR Dignowity Hill, 3. Resolution 2019-11-07-0065R, 4. Zoning Minutes, 5. Draft Ordinance, 6. Final Exhibit A-Dignowity Hill -Z-2021-10700063, 7. Ordinance 2021-05-06-0312

DEPARTMENT: Development Services                     

 

DEPARTMENT HEAD: Michael Shannon

                     

COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: 2

 

SUBJECT:

Zoning Case Z-2021-10700063

 

SUMMARY:

Current Zoning: "IDZ H AHOD" Infill Development Zone Dignowity Hill Historic Airport Hazard Overlay District with uses permitted in “NC” Neighborhood Commercial and “RM-6” Mixed Residential District 

 

Requested Zoning: “R-4 H AHOD” Residential Single-Family Dignowity Hill Historic Airport Hazard Overlay District on properties located within Block 16 NCB 521, located at 1012 North Hackberry Street, 509 and 511 Lamar Street, to “R-5 H AHOD” Residential Single-Family Dignowity Hill Historic Airport Hazard Overlay District on properties located within Block 24, NCB 520, located at 1003, 1007, 1011, 1017, and 1021 North Hackberry Street, and to “R-6 H AHOD” Residential Single-Family Dignowity Hill Historic Airport Hazard Overlay District on properties located within Block 14, NCB 530 and Block 9, NCB 549, located at 502, 504, 506 and 508 Lamar Street, and 705 North Pine Street. 

 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

Zoning Commission Hearing Date:  April 20, 2021

 

Case Manager:  Juanita Romero, Senior Planner

 

Property Owner: Multiple Owners

 

Applicant: City of San Antonio

 

Representative: City of San Antonio

 

Location:   1003, 1007, 1011, 1012, 1017, 1021 North Hackberry Street, 502, 504, 506, 508, 509 511 Lamar Street, and 705 North Pine Street.

 

Legal Description:  0.941 acres out of NCB 6765

 

Total Acreage:  0.941 acres

 

Notices Mailed

Owners of Property within 200 feet:  88

Registered Neighborhood Associations within 200 feet:  Dignowity Hill Neighborhood Association

Applicable Agencies:  Planning Department

 

Property Details

Property History:  The subject properties were part of the Original 36 square miles of San Antonio and were zoned “D” Apartment District. The property was rezoned from “D” to “R-2” Residence District by Ordinance 70,785 on December 14, 1989.  Under the 2001 Unified Development Code, established by Ordinance 93881, dated May 03, 2001, the properties zoned “R-2” Residence District converted to “RM-4” Residential Mixed District. The subject properties were rezoned from “RM-4” Residential Mixed District to the current “IDZ” Infill Development Zone District by Ordinance 2012-12-6-0953, dated December 6, 2012.

                     

Topography:  The property does not include any abnormal physical features such as slope or incursion in a flood plain

 

Adjacent Base Zoning and Land Uses

Direction:  North

Current Base Zoning: “R-5”, “IDZ”, “NC”,“RM-4” and “MF-33”

Current Land Uses:  Residential, Neighborhood Commercial, Residential Mix and Multi-Family

 

Direction:  East

Current Base Zoning: “RM-4” , “RM-6” and “MF-33”

Current Land Uses: Residential Mix, and Multi-family

 

Direction:  West

Current Base Zoning: “R-5”, “R-6” and “IDZ”

Current Land Uses:  Residential and Infill Development

 

Direction:  South

Current Base Zoning: “R-5” and “IDZ”

Current Land Uses:  Residential and Infill Development

 

Overlay and Special District Information: 

"AHOD"

All surrounding properties carry the "AHOD" Airport Hazard Overlay District, due to their proximity to an airport or approach path.  The "AHOD" does not restrict permitted uses but can require additional review of construction plans by both the Development Services Department and the Federal Aviation Administration.

 

"IDZ"

Infill Development Zone (IDZ) provides flexible standards for developments.  IDZ is to encourage and facilitate development on vacant, bypassed lands, or the redevelopment of underutilized buildings of structures, within existing built-up areas. IDZ may be approved as either a base zoning district or an overlay zoning district.  Standards required in an IDZ district shall apply to either IDZ base zoning or the IDZ overlay district except where otherwise specifically stated.  Typically IDZ gives flexibility to parking requirements, lots sizes, and setbacks.

 

Transportation

Thoroughfare:  North Pine Street

Existing Character:  Collector

Proposed Changes:  None Known

 

Transportation

Thoroughfare:  North Hackberry Street

Existing Character:  Local

Proposed Changes:  None Known

 

Transportation

Thoroughfare:  Lamar Street

Existing Character:  Local

Proposed Changes:  None Known

 

Public Transit:  VIA bus routes are within walking distance of the subject property

Routes served:  22 and 222

 

Traffic Impact:

 

Parking Information:  The minimum parking requirements single-family is 1 space per unit. 

 

ISSUE:

None.

 

ALTERNATIVES:

Current: The current zoning district designation of “IDZ” allows rezoning requests for residential units. All approved uses must be requested and stated within the ordinance. Provide flexible standards for setbacks and parking for the development and reuse of underutilized parcels within a qualifying area of the city.

 

Proposed: 

The proposed “R-4” Residential Single Family is designed for single-family dwelling (detached) with a minimum lot size of 4,000 square feet and a minimum lot width of 35 feet, foster family home, public and private schools.

 

The proposed “R-5” Residential Single-Family is designed for single-family dwelling (detached) with a minimum lot size of 5,000 square feet and a minimum lot width of 45 feet, foster family home, public and private schools.

 

The proposed  “R-6” Residential Single-Family is  designed to provide areas for medium- to high-density, single-family residential uses where adequate public facilities and services exist with capacity to serve development. This district is composed of areas containing single-family dwellings. “R-6” are single-family dwellings (detached) with a minimum lot size of 6,000 square feet and a minimum lot width of 50 feet, foster family home, public and private schools.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

None.

 

PROXIMITY TO REGIONAL CENTER/PREMIUM TRANSIT CORRIDOR:

The property is not within a Regional Center and is within a premium transit corridor.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

Staff Analysis and Recommendation: Staff and Zoning Commission (11-0) recommend Approval.

 

Criteria for Review:  According to Section 35-421, zoning amendments shall be based on the approval criteria below.

 

1.                     Consistency:

The subject property is located within the Dignowity Hill Plan and is currently designated as “Low Density Mixed Use” in the land use component of the plan.  The requested “R-4, R-5, and R-6” base zoning districts are consistent with the adopted land use designation. 

2.  Adverse Impacts on Neighboring Lands: 

Staff has not found evidence of likely adverse impacts on neighboring lands in relation to this zoning change request.  The proposed use is consistent with the established development pattern of the surrounding area.  The area is established as residential and is being rezoned for consistency with the use of the property.

3. Suitability as Presently Zoned: 

The existing "IDZ H AHOD" Infill Development Zone Dignowity Hill Historic Airport Hazard Overlay District with uses permitted in “NC” Neighborhood Commercial District and “RM-6” Mixed Residential  is appropriate for the surrounding area. The proposed “R-4 H AHOD” Residential Single-Family Dignowity Hill Historic Airport Hazard Overlay District on properties located within Block 16 NCB 521, located at 1012 North Hackberry Street, 509 and 511 Lamar Street, to “R-5 H AHOD” Residential Single-Family Dignowity Hill Historic Airport Hazard Overlay District on properties located within Block 24, NCB 520, located at 1003, 1007, 1011, 1017, and 1021 North Hackberry Street, and to “R-6 H AHOD” Residential Single-Family Dignowity Hill Historic Airport Hazard Overlay District on properties located within Block 14, NCB 530 and Block 9, NCB 549, located at 502, 504, 506 and 508 Lamar Street, and 705 North Pine Street  are also appropriate and are consistent and compatible with residential uses and densities in the area. The proposed residential districts allow only residential development.

 

4.  Health, Safety and Welfare: 

Staff has not found indication of likely adverse effects on the public health, safety, or welfare.

 

5.  Public Policy: 

The request does not appear to conflict with any public policy objective of the Dignowity Hill Plan, which encourages the following:

Goal 1: Establish attractive community facilities and increase usage by neighborhood residents and visitors

 

Goal 2: Enhance the historic character of the neighborhood

 

Goal 3: Promote health and wellness and provide opportunities to educate residents about healthy living

 

6.  Size of Tract: 

The 0.941-acre site is of sufficient size to accommodate the proposed residential single-family uses.

7.  Other Factors: 

This request was initiated by a Resolution approved in November 2019, which was the result of a petition received from property owners in District 2.  The goal for their properties were rezone to “IDZ” in 2012, and be rezoned again to the existing land uses of “R-4”, “R-5” and “R-6”.