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File #: 19-127    Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Individual Item Ready
File created: 2/6/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 2/25/2019 Final action:
Title: Public hearing and first reading of an ordinance rezoning Lots A & B City Block 5023, addressed at 415 and 435 S. Union Avenue, from "R-2" Single and Two-family District to "C-O" Commercial Office District.
Attachments: 1. Aerial Map, 2. Land Use maps, 3. Notification Responses, 4. C-O.pdf, 5. Photographs.pdf, 6. Ordinance.pdf
Presenter
Presenter
Christopher J. Looney, Planning and Community Development Director
Contact Info
clooney@nbtexas.org

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SUBJECT:
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Public hearing and first reading of an ordinance rezoning Lots A & B City Block 5023, addressed at 415 and 435 S. Union Avenue, from "R-2" Single and Two-family District to "C-O" Commercial Office District.

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BACKGROUND / RATIONALE:
Case No.: PZ-18-047

Council District:|910|
Applicant/Owner: Enrico Marfil Rafael Marfil
435 S. Union Avenue 19693 Bat Cave Road
New Braunfels, TX 78130 Garden Ridge, TX 78266

Staff Contact: Holly Mullins
(830) 221-4054
hmullins@nbtexas.org

Background/rationale:
The subject two abutting properties comprise 0.241 of an acre each and are located at the intersection of S. Union Avenue and E. Basel Street. They are close to the Comal River, Schlitterbahn, Downtown, and other popular destinations, and the general area contains a mix of residential types and commercial uses. However, the zoning on the east side of Union Avenue from Heinen Lane to Lincoln Street has historically remained R-1 and R-2 at the request of the neighborhood.

The applicants are interested in pursuing a short-term rental on the properties. Because short-term rental is prohibited in residential zoning districts, they are requesting to change the base zoning district from R-2 to C-O Commercial-Office District first, and if successful, pursue a Special Use Permit (SUP) afterwards.

C-O zoning is the least intense commercial district allowing neighborhood scale commercial uses as well as residential uses; therefore, the existing single-family homes on the lots would remain in conformance with (allowed by right in) the requested zoning.

General Information:
Surrounding Zoning and Land Use:
North - Across Basel Street, R-2/ Single-family residential
South - R-2/ Single-family residential
East - R-2/ Single-family residential
West - Across Union Avenue, R-3 and C-4A/ Multifamily; ...

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