Arts & Entertainment Districts4 Special Zoning Districts Currently applied along East Commerce Street and the eastern reaches of Houston Street Support a vibrant, mixed-use urban neighborhood centered around existing arts & entertainment venues Encourage reinvestment Ensure private development reflects the public investment in the area Ensure new uses are compatible with the surrounding neighborhood 4
Corridor Overlay DistrictsDistinct development andsignage standards alongcommercial corridors to improveaesthetics Hill Country Gateway – IH10 W Northeast Gateway – IH 35 N HWY 151 Gateway – SH 151 Roosevelt Metropolitan Corridor Bulverde Preservation Corridor S. Presa Metropolitan Corridor Austin Hwy/ Harry Wurzbach Metropolitan Corridor 5
Neighborhood Conservation DistrictsZoning overlay to address the appropriateness ofnew construction in established residentialneighborhoods and commercial areas Define unique character and features Promote compatible infill development Protect neighborhood integrity 6
Form Based Zoning District – River North Rezoning implemented the River North District Master Plan 7
Form Based Zoning Use Form Use Form Conventional Form Based 8
Form, Use and Walkability Urban form that complements area and encourages pedestrian activity Variety of uses within walking distance 10
Flexibility and Form Mix of uses Uses can change without rezoning Protect investment – Predictability – Consistency 11
Form of Streets & Sidewalks Conventional Zoning Form-Based Code 12
Development Process DPCD assists in the plan review process, in conjunction with reviews by other disciplines Overall permitting timeline remains the same Consolidated Review Committee (FBZD ONLY) – Multi-department, multi-agency working group – Provides a single interface between applicant and departments/agencies – Reviews and discusses plans and plats one-on-one with applicant – Issues a recommendation to the approval authority – Does not have the authority to vary development standards 13
Consolidated Review Committee Planning & Community Development Development Services: Zoning, Engineering (Streets & Trees), Land Entitlements, Plan Review Applicable Local School Districts Historic Preservation City Architect Capital Improvements Management Services Parks and Recreation Department Bexar County CPS Energy SAWS Public Works: Streets, Stormwater, and Disability Access Fire Department VIA Metropolitan Transit Office of Environmental Policy: Bicycle 14
Texas Cities with Form Based Codes Addison El Paso Farmers Branch Fort Worth Hutto Leander Little Elm McKinney Mesquite San Antonio San Marcos 15
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