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File #: 22-796    Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/28/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 7/11/2022 Final action: 7/11/2022
Title: Approval of the second and final reading of an ordinance regarding a proposed rezoning from "M-1" Light Industrial District to "R-2A" Single-Family and Two-Family District on approximately 0.44 of an acre being a portion of Lots 8, 9 & 10, New City Block 5102, addressed at 243 E. Torrey Street.
Attachments: 1. City Maps, 2. District Comparison Table, 3. TIA Form & Determination Letter, 4. Subject Property Photos, 5. Notification Map, List & Responses, 6. PC Draft Minutes, 7. Draft Ordinance

PRESENTER: Presenter

Jean Drew, AICP, CNU-A, Planning & Development Services Assistant Director

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SUBJECT: Title

Approval of the second and final reading of an ordinance regarding a proposed rezoning from “M-1” Light Industrial District to “R-2A” Single-Family and Two-Family District on approximately 0.44 of an acre being a portion of Lots 8, 9 & 10, New City Block 5102, addressed at 243 E. Torrey Street.

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DEPARTMENT: Planning and Development Services

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COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: 5

 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

Case #:                                          PZ22-0173

 

Applicant/

Owner:                      Larry Mills

                                          515 W Edgewater Terrace

                                          New Braunfels, TX 78130

                                          (830) 232-6725

                                          larry.mills@holtcat.com

 

Staff Contact:                     Matthew Simmont

                                          (830) 221-4058                     msimmont@nbtexas.org

 

City Council held a public hearing on June 27, 2022 and unanimously approved the first reading of the ordinance for the applicant’s requested rezoning (7-0-0).

 

The approximately 0.44-acre subject property is located about 200 feet east of the intersection of E. Torrey Street and N. Houston Ave. The property has 76 feet of frontage along E. Torrey Street with the rear boundary adjacent to the UPRR tracks, and is currently vacant. The block is residential and the applicant intends to develop the property for residential use.

 

Surrounding Zoning and Land Use:

North - Across railroad ROW, M-1 / Undeveloped

South - Across E. Torrey St., R-2 / Single-family residences

East - M-1 / Multifamily residences

West - M-1 / Single-family residence

 

ISSUE:

R-2A will allow both single-family and two-family residential. The proposed district is consistent with the following actions from Envision New Braunfels:

                     Action 1.3 Encourage balanced and fiscally responsible land use patterns.

                     Action 3.13 Cultivate an environment where a healthy mix of different housing products at a range of sizes, affordability, densities, amenities and price points can be provided across the community as well as within individual developments.

Future Land Use Plan: The subject property is located within the New Braunfels Sub Area near Existing Medical and Tourist Centers.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

N/A

Recommendation

RECOMMENDATION:

Approval. The applicants’ proposal would allow the property to be developed for residential use. This would be compatible with existing residential development in the area and consistent with the Comprehensive Plan.

 

The Planning Commission held a public hearing on June 7, 2022 and recommended approval (8-0) with Commissioner Nolte recused.

 

Mailed notification as required by state statute:

Public hearing notices were sent to owners of 17 properties within 200 feet of the request. The City has received no responses in objection or in favor from owners of property within the notification area.

 

Resource Links:

                     Chapter 144, Section 3.3-11. “M-1” Light Industrial District of the City’s Code of Ordinances:

<https://library.municode.com/tx/new_braunfels/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=PTIICOOR_CH144ZO_ARTIIIZODI_S144-3.3ZODIREPRZOPRJU221987>

                     Chapter 144, Section 3.4-3. “R-2A” Single-Family and Two-Family District of the City’s Code of Ordinances:

<https://library.municode.com/tx/new_braunfels/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=PTIICOOR_CH144ZO_ARTIIIZODI_S144-3.4ZODIREPRZOSUJU221987>