Tree Preservation Ordinance


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Tree Preservation Ordinance

  1. 1. 11Development ServicesDevelopment ServicesDepartmentDepartment –– City of SanCity of SanAntonioAntonioJune 7, 2013June 7, 2013
  2. 2. 22Development ServicesDevelopment ServicesDepartmentDepartmentRoderick SanchezDirectorLand DevelopmentJohn JacksAssistant DirectorPlan ReviewTerry KannawinInterim Asst. DirectorField ServicesMichael ShannonAssistant DirectorZoningLand EntitlementsEngineeringEnvironmentalPlan ReviewCustomer ServiceSpecial ProjectsCode EnforcementBldg. Inspections
  3. 3. 33Development ServicesDevelopment ServicesDepartmentDepartmentMission StatementMission Statement Partnering with our community to build andPartnering with our community to build andmaintain a safer San Antonio.maintain a safer San Antonio.
  4. 4. 44Development ServicesDevelopment ServicesDepartmentDepartment Responsible for protecting the health, safety, andResponsible for protecting the health, safety, andquality of life of the citizens of San Antonio.quality of life of the citizens of San Antonio.–– Regulation of land and building developmentRegulation of land and building developmentthrough enforcement of property maintenance andthrough enforcement of property maintenance andquality of life related codes.quality of life related codes. Facilitate an efficient and effective developmentFacilitate an efficient and effective developmentprocess that supports economic development.process that supports economic development.–– Includes granting authority to develop land,Includes granting authority to develop land,construct, and occupy buildings.construct, and occupy buildings.
  5. 5. 552010 Tree Preservation2010 Tree PreservationOrdinanceOrdinance Approved by City Council May 6, 2010Approved by City Council May 6, 2010 GoalsGoals–– Increase preservation of treesIncrease preservation of trees–– Increase Tree CanopyIncrease Tree Canopy
  6. 6. 66ChangesChanges Minimum Preservation increase fromMinimum Preservation increase from10% to 20%10% to 20% Mitigation increased from $100/inch toMitigation increased from $100/inch to$200/inch$200/inch Final tree canopy requirement:Final tree canopy requirement:-- 38% Single38% Single--family Residentialfamily Residential-- 25% Multi25% Multi--family and Nonresidentialfamily and Nonresidential-- 15% CRAG area15% CRAG area
  7. 7. 77HildebrandHildebrand -- Rio GrandeRio Grande –– DivisionDivision -- 24th Street24th Street
  8. 8. 88AlternativesAlternatives Bonus credits:Bonus credits:–– Low Impact Design (LID)Low Impact Design (LID)–– Energy conservationEnergy conservation–– Woodlands canopy and understoryWoodlands canopy and understorypreservationpreservation–– Preserving beyond minimum requirementsPreserving beyond minimum requirementsfor significant and heritage treesfor significant and heritage trees
  9. 9. 99Landscape electivesLandscape electives Parking lot shadingParking lot shading Street treesStreet trees Understory preservationUnderstory preservation IDZIDZ--no landscape buffer requirementsno landscape buffer requirements IDZIDZ--reduced landscape elective pointsreduced landscape elective pointsto 25 (general requirement is 70to 25 (general requirement is 70points)points)
  10. 10. 1010Success storiesSuccess stories Wyndham Garden River NorthWyndham Garden River North Wyndham Garden ParkingWyndham Garden Parking ViceroyViceroy Broadway BankBroadway Bank Edwards Aquifer AuthorityEdwards Aquifer Authority CevallosCevallos LoftsLofts Central CatholicCentral Catholic Tobin LoftsTobin Lofts
  11. 11. 1111Questions ?Questions ?Contacts:Contacts:Mark C BirdMark C Bird -- City ArboristCity ArboristTel: (210) 207Tel: (210) 207--07280728Mark.bird@sanantonio.govMark.bird@sanantonio.govPablo G. Martinez, P.E., CPMPablo G. Martinez, P.E., CPMSenior EngineerSenior EngineerTel: (210) 207Tel: (210)
  12. 12. 1212Development ServicesDevelopment ServicesDepartmentDepartment –– City of SanCity of SanAntonioAntonioJune 7, 2013June 7, 2013