T1NC Neighborhoods Proposed UDC Amendments

Amendment Number/

Description

Status Reasons to Support
16-1

IMPROVE COMPATIBILITY OF BUILDING HEIGHT ON SMALL RESIDENTIAL LOTS

Supported at  Planning Commission. Edited and supported at  PCTAC
  • Enacts the San Antonio Comprehensive Plan policy to ensure infill development for density while “preserving existing neighborhoods" (8.7).
  • Protects neighborhood homes on smaller residential lot sizes of 1250 sq ft to 3000 sq ft (R-1, R-2, R-3) from being overshadowed by infill development
  • Ensures development that matches the character of existing neighborhoods by reducing maximum height to 1-½ stories & 25-feet
16-2

 

THE PERMITTED NUMBER OF TYPE 2 STRS IN ANY BLOCK FACE, OR WITHIN A MULTIFAMILY STRUCTURE SHALL NOT ROUND UP.

 

Supported at  Planning Commission

Edited and supported PCTAC

·       Type 2 Short Term Rentals (STRs)  shall still be allowed by right  on  no more than one-eight (12.5%)  of the total number of  dwelling units on a block face.
 

16-3

 

ESTABLISHING SHORT TERM RENTALS  (STR)TYPE 2 DENSITY TO PROTECT RESIDENTIAL AREAS BY

BY CHANGING “BLOCK FACE” TO “BLOCK”  AND REMOVES BY-RIGHT TYPE 2 STRs

 

Supported at  Planning Commission

Withdrawn from PCTAC

·       This proposed amendment will further protect the essential character of residential areas by establishing the density of Type 2 Short Term Rentals (STRs) on a block, not block face as currently stated in the UDC.

·       NOTE:

  • Block. The properties abutting both sides of a street and lying between the two (2) nearest intersecting or intercepting streets.
  • Block face. The properties abutting one (1) side of a street and lying between the two (2) nearest intersecting or intercepting streets.
16-4

PROTECTING NEIGHBORHOOD PLANS IN THE SA TOMMORROW COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

 

Supported at  Planning Commission Withdrawn from PCTAC

Note: T1NC worked with the Planning Department’s Amendment 22-21to amend so that neighborhood plans and neighborhood land use will be considered in larger area plans.  There are still issues of concern and T1 will inform neighborhoods and request that they comment at the upcoming public meetings. 

·       The SA Tomorrow Comprehensive Plan states that it “does not alter or negate our existing neighborhood plans…” (1.3). This amendment will ensure that the Comprehensive Plan’s intent is respected.

·       A tremendous amount of work by neighborhood residents in a true partnership with the Planning Department, and now those plans need to be honored. Subarea planning process includes a much larger stakeholder group including developers. The only real protection we have for our community’s future lies with our Neighborhood  Land Use Plans.

16-5

REVISE THE HALF STORY DEFINITION SO IT IS A MORE TRUE HALF STORY

 

Supported at  Planning Commission. Edited and supported at  PCTAC ·       This amendment assures that a half-story is exactly that instead of appearing to be a full. This will make buildings in residential areas more compatible with the homes around it. .
 

16-6

FOR CHANGE OF ZONING AND FUTURE LAND USE AMENDMENTS, APPLICANTS SHALL SHOW PROOF OF A MEETING WITH ALL REGISTERED NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS WITHIN 200 FEET OF THE PROPERTY OR PROOF OF AN ATTEMPT…

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supported at  Planning Commission

Edited  and supported at  PCTAC

·       The Public Participation Principles which were adopted by City Council in 2019 recommends that information, including zoning and land use changes, be inclusive, accessible, and informative. This amendment would help ensure those recommendations are followed. For residents to make more informed choices, they must be given the opportunity to meet with the developers and see their presentation. This amendment will assure those presentations take place.

·       Continuance and postponements are costly to the city and applicants. Continuance are a common result of lack of sufficient discussion and information shared between applicants and individual neighbors affected to reach a deeper understanding of the impacts of the project and it is more likely to result in less expense (including expense by DSD), time, and resources at the end of the process.

16-7

GAS STATION RESTRICTIONS

26-1

 

 

Supported at  Planning Commission Amended and Denied at  PCTAC. Withdrawn.  Elements incorporated in 26-1 which was supported at PCTAC. T1NC supports 26-1 going forward.

 

·       Adds a distance requirement of 1000’ for a new gas station near any residentially zoned property, churches, hospitals, community centers, museums, parks and schools to protect and stabilize neighborhoods.

·       New locations near residential properties are not necessary and impact traffic patterns through neighborhoods

·       Benzene Emissions are dangerous for children, pumping gas into your vehicle releases fumes VOC's. (Volatile Organic Compounds) which should not be adjacent to living areas or outdoor recreation

·       This amendment adds additional protections to the most vulnerable in our City, those who suffer from respiratory challenges

·       Bexar County has the highest Child Asthma Hospital Discharge Rates (per10,000) for Counties for populations greater than 100,000 at 14.7%- City of San Antonio’s SA Breathe-Children’s Asthma program.

 

16-8

NOTICES FOR ZONING, PLANNING, AND BoA EXPANDED

Supported at  Planning Commission.

Edited and supported at PCTAC

·       To ensure as our City of San Antonio grows and changes that NOTICES sent to registered Neighborhood Associations within 200’ are EXPANDED to include  registered community organizations.
16-9

DEFINE NEIGHBORHOOD COMPATIBLE MULTIPLE FAMILY ATTACHED DWELLINGS

Supported at  Planning Commission.

Denied at PCTAC

Withdrawn

  • Follows through on recommendations made by the 2017 Multi-Family Zoning Task Force to better address the growing need for housing in our community without compromising the integrity of our neighborhoods
  • Ensures compatible building scale with the surrounding neighborhood
  • Sets neighborhood friendly requirements on multiple unit structures regarding parking and open space
16-10

CREATES A MORE INCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTION OF ZONING, LAND USE, AND BOA NOTICES BY INCLUDING NEIGHBORHOOD ORGANIZATIONS with REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

Supported at Planning Commission

Supported at PCTAC

 

·       This amendment recognizes that stakeholders in a community have the right to be engaged.
16-11

ZONING, LAND USE, AND BOA NOTICES WILL ALSO BE SENT BY EMAIL TO NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS AND ORGANIZATIONS

Supported at Planning Commission

Withdrawn from PCTAC

Note: DSD will include neighborhood associations and organizations when it begins sending official emails. Right now, they are required by state law to send all notices by regular mail.

·       Sending notice of zoning changes by email in addition to written notice, would create more time for residents to understand the changes and come to an informed decision, as well as make information more accessible and timely.

 

16-12

IMPROVE COMPATIBILITY OF BUILDING SIZE ON MULTIPLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL LOTS

Supported at  Planning Commission.

Edited and supported at PCTAC

  • Makes certain that new development is neighborhood compatible on lots containing two, three, or four family dwellings
  • The 2-1/2 story maximum height makes sure that new buildings do not dominate over existing homes in the neighborhood
  • Sets the maximum percentage of the lot that the buildings can cover to 65% in order to avoid development that does not fit in
16-13

Definition of one over one window

Accepted at PCTAC

Supported at PCTAC

 Adds a definition for a One-Over-One Light Division Window to Appendix A to clarify terminology in NCD Design Standards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

T1NC Neighborhoods Supported Proposed UDC Amendments

Amendment Number Description Reasons to Support
26-1

D'Ette Cole

D2

Add distance from gas stations to homes and schools based on underground tank storage capacity
  • San Antonio has made a choice to be a leader in environmental sustainability and reach net-zero carbon neutrality by 2050. Air pollution like that from benzene vented from new gas station development must be distanced from residential districts.
  • Child health safety needs to be a higher priority. You do not want large intense gas stations built next to your neighborhood yards and schools where children play.
14-9

GEAA

Parkland Dedication amendment intended to increase the usage of nature based green infrastructure for stormwater management.
 
6-1

6-2 , 6-3

6-4, 6-5

Food Policy Council

 

Urban Farming  / Community Gardens Amendments