Date:

 

06/02/03

SUBJECT:FINAL READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 2003-O-125

Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 1A, Block 1, Pan American Mobile Home Park Subdivision, located approximately at 4502 Game Creek Blvd., from AG (Agricultural District) to R-1MH (Single Family Manufactured Housing District); providing for publication and effective date. ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††ZC-25-2003

Initiated by:

Julia M. Ruhlman

Staff source:

Keith Selman, Planning Director

Cynthia Collazo, Asst. City Manager

Prior action: This item was introduced by Jose A. Vladez, Jr. at the City Council meeting of 05/19/03.

BACKGROUND

 

Council District:VII - Jose A. Valdez, Jr.

 

Proposed use:Residential

 

Site:The site is currently occupied by the Pan American Mobile Home Park.

 

Surrounding land uses:The area is almost completely surrounded by vacant and undeveloped land with the exception of the Pan American Business Park farther to the southeast.

 

Comprehensive Plan: The Future Land Use Map recognized this area as Low Density Residential.

 

Transportation Plan:The Long Range Thoroughfare Plan recognizes Mines Road as a Truck Route at this location.

 

Letters sent to surrounding property owners:1†††††††††† In Favor: 1††††††††††††††† Opposed: 0††††††††

STAFF COMMENTS

 

The proposed zone change is appropriate at this location.The applicant is requesting this zone change because the site is currently zoned AG (Agricultural District) with a Special Use Permit overlay, authorizing the manufactured home park, and the applicantís intention to sell single family, residential size land units may only be accomplished though a rezone to residential zoning designation.Theproposed R-1MH is appropriate as it will accommodate the single-family residences already occupying the site and is consistent with the Comprehensive Planís Low Density Residential designation for this area.†† Though the Pan American Business Park does exist within the vicinity of this proposed residential area, it is sufficiently distant as to pose a negligible detrimental effect.

 

 

P&Z COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION:

The P & Z Commission, in an 8 to 0 vote, recommended approval of the zone change.

STAFF RECOMMENDATION:

Staff supports the proposed zone change.

IMPACT ANALYSIS†††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

R-1MH (Single Family Manufactured Housing District): The purpose of the R-1MH District is to permit subdivisions designed to meet the dimensional and configuration requirements for manufactured and modular housing neighborhoods.

 

Is this change contrary to the established land use pattern?††

No, the only established land use pattern in this immediate area is single family residential (manufactured homes).

 

Would this change create an isolated zoning district unrelated to surrounding districts?††

The adjoining zoning is AG.

 

Will change adversely influence living conditions in the neighborhood?††

The only established neighborhood in the park itself.

 

Are there substantial reasons why the property can not be used in accord with existing zoning?†† Yes, the existing zoning only allows for agricultural uses.

 

 

 

CITY OF LAREDO ORDINANCE NO. 2003-O-125

 

Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Map) of the City of Laredo by rezoning Lot 1A, Block 1, Pan American Mobile Home Park Subdivision, located approximately at 4502 Game Creek Blvd., from AG (Agricultural District) to R-1MH (Single Family Manufactured Housing District); providing for publication and effective date.

 

WHEREAS, a zone change has been requested by the owners of Lot 1A, Block 1, Pan American Mobile Home Park Subdivision, located approximately at 4502 Game Creek Blvd., from AG (Agricultural District) to R-1MH (Single Family Manufactured Housing District); and,

 

WHEREAS, the required written notices were sent to surrounding property owners at least ten (10) days before the public hearing held before the Planning and Zoning Commission on April 21, 2003; and,

 

WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Commission, after a public hearing, has recommended approval of the proposed zone change; and,

 

WHEREAS, notice of the zone change request was advertised in the newspaper at least fifteen (15) days prior to the public hearing held before the City of Laredo City Council on this matter; and,

 

WHEREAS, the City Council has held a public hearing on May 19, 2003, on the request and finds the zone change appropriate and consistent with the General Plan of the City of Laredo; and,

 

WHEREAS, the City Council does not consider the impact, if any, of private covenants and deed restrictions on the subject property with the adoption of this ordinance; and,

 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LAREDO THAT:

 

Section 1:The Zoning Map of the City of Laredo be and is hereby amended by rezoning Lot 1A, Block 1, Pan American Mobile Home Park Subdivision, located approximately at 4502 Game Creek Blvd., from AG (Agricultural District) to R-1MH (Single Family Manufactured Housing District).

Section 2:This ordinance shall be published in a manner provided by Section 2.09 (D) of the Charter of the City of Laredo.

 

Section 3:This ordinance shall become effective as and from the date of publication specified in Section 2.

 

PASSED BY THE CITY COUNCIL AND APPROVED BY THE MAYOR ON THIS THE __________ DAY OF _________________, 2003.

 

 

 

 

____________________†††

ELIZABETH G. FLORES††††††††††††††††††††

MAYOR

 

 

ATTEST:

____________________

GUSTAVO GUEVARA, JR.

CITY SECRETARY

 

 

 

APPROVED AS TO FORM:

JAIME FLORES

CITY ATTORNEY

 

 

_______________________

BY:ALLAN W. MCGRAW

ASSISTANT CITY ATTORNEY