City of San Antonio Design Districts & Form Based Zoning


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City of San Antonio Design Districts & Form Based Zoning

  1. 1. Design Districts & Form Based Zoning City of San AntonioDepartment of Planning and Community Development August 2012 1
  2. 2. Urban Design Districts Arts & Entertainment Districts Corridor Overlays Neighborhood Conservation District Overlays Form Based Zoning 2
  3. 3. Design Districts within ICRIP 3
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. Form Based Zoning District – River North Rezoning implemented the River North District Master Plan 7
  8. 8. Form Based Zoning Use Form Use Form Conventional Form Based 8
  9. 9. Transect Zones 9
  10. 10. Form, Use and Walkability Urban form that complements area and encourages pedestrian activity Variety of uses within walking distance 10
  11. 11. Flexibility and Form  Mix of uses  Uses can change without rezoning  Protect investment – Predictability – Consistency 11
  12. 12. Form of Streets & Sidewalks Conventional Zoning Form-Based Code 12
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. Texas Cities with Form Based Codes  Addison  El Paso  Farmers Branch  Fort Worth  Hutto  Leander  Little Elm  McKinney  Mesquite  San Antonio  San Marcos 15