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File #: 17-778    Name:
Type: Report Status: Individual Item Ready
File created: 11/17/2017 In control: City Council
On agenda: 12/11/2017 Final action:
Title: Discuss and consider a request for an appeal of the Non-Residential and Multifamily Design Standards for a proposed drive-through bank addressed at 1292 Loop 337.
Attachments: 1. Aerial, 2. Application, 3. Site Plan, 4. Proposed Building Elevations, 5. Applicant Provided Photographs, 6. Zoning Map, 7. Existing Land Use Map, 8. Site Photograph, 9. Sec. 5.22 - Building Design Standards
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Christopher J. Looney, Planning and Community Development Director
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clooney@nbtexas.org

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Discuss and consider a request for an appeal of the Non-Residential and Multifamily Design Standards for a proposed drive-through bank addressed at 1292 Loop 337.

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BACKGROUND / RATIONALE:
Case No.: CS-17-033

Council District:|910|
Owner: Centennial Bank (Justin Hammack)
421 S. Seguin Ave., Suite A
New Braunfels, TX 78130
(830) 387-7520

Applicant: RVK Architects (Andrew Staskavage)
745 E. Mulberry Ave., Suite 601
San Antonio, TX 78212
(210) 733-3535

Staff Contact: Matthew Simmont
(830) 221-4058
msimmont@nbtexas.org

The subject property comprises 1.06 acres on the northeast corner of the Loop 337 and River Terrace intersection and is zoned "C-1" Local Business District. This property is currently unimproved and was part of a subdivision plat recorded in July 2017 creating the corner lot.

New Braunfels' Zoning Ordinance requires 80% of a commercial building facade, excluding doors and windows, to be clad in "primary materials" (see Attachment 8). It also requires the lower 4 feet of all walls to be clad in brick, stone, cast stone, rock, marble, granite, split-face concrete block, pour-in-place concrete or tilt-wall concrete (Chapter 144, Section 5.22).

The applicant is proposing to build a drive-through bank on the subject property with the building exterior to be finished primarily with a limestone veneer, which is compliant with the building standards. However, the lower 4 feet of a portion of the north and east building walls are proposed to be finished with stucco, which is not a code-compliant material.

Staff provided said comments to the applicant on the initial commercial permit application to which revised building plans were submitted in compliance with the adopted design standards. Subsequently, the applicant submitted this design appeal application indicating the original design...

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