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File #: 17-749    Name:
Type: Report Status: Individual Item Ready
File created: 11/6/2017 In control: City Council
On agenda: 11/27/2017 Final action:
Title: Discuss and consider approval of a waiver from the sidewalk requirement for the replat of a portion of Lots 13, 14, 18, and 19, City Block 1015, Establishing Lots 18R and 19r, City Block 1015.
Attachments: 1. Aerial and Regional Transportation Plan Map, 2. Application, 3. Reduced Plat, 4. Sidewalk Exhibit, 5. Photographs of Subject Property, 6. Sec. 118-49 Sidewalks, 7. Sec. 118-11 Waiver, 8. Excerpt from Planning Commission Meeting Minutes of November 7, 2017
Presenter
Presenter
Christopher Looney, Planning and Community Development Director
Contact Info
clooney@nbtexas.org

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SUBJECT:
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Discuss and consider approval of a waiver from the sidewalk requirement for the replat of a portion of Lots 13, 14, 18, and 19, City Block 1015, Establishing Lots 18R and 19r, City Block 1015.

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BACKGROUND / RATIONALE:
Case No.: PL-17-120

Council District:|910|
Owners/Applicants: Brewer Investment Properties (Jesse W. Brewer)
475 S. Academy
New Braunfels, TX 78130

Surveyor: HMT Engineering & Surveying (Mark Conlan, RPLS)
410 N. Seguin Ave.
New Braunfels, TX 78130
(830) 625-8555

Staff Contact: Matt Greene Planner
(830) 221-4053
mgreene@nbtexas.org

The subject property consists of 0.33 of an acre zoned "SND-1" Special Neighborhood District-1, and is within the Sophienburg Hill Historic District. The property is a double frontage parcel with frontage on both S. Academy Avenue and Hill Avenue and is improved with a single family residence facing S. Academy Avenue. This home was constructed in 1937 and was designated a Historic Landmark in 2014.

Section 118-49 of New Braunfels' Platting Ordinance requires the installation of a 4-foot wide sidewalk at the time of individual residential lot improvement. The applicant is requesting a waiver from this requirement adjacent to both Hill and Academy Avenues. He cites there are no sidewalks within the existing neighborhood or general area. The nearest sidewalks are approximately 490 feet away on Academy Avenue in front of the Sophienburg Museum, and 495 feet away on Castell Avenue at the intersection with Butcher Street (Attachment 6).

On November 7, 2017, the Planning Commission approved the applicant's replat of this tract and recommended approval of this waiver request. In considering this waiver request, the Planning Commission had three options:
1. To deny the waiver and require the sidewalk construction at the time of new development on the ...

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