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File #: AC-19-11   
Type: Appeal Status: Denied
File created: 7/31/2019 In control: City Council
Final action: 10/7/2019
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Project #2018-001924/RZ-2018-00063: Land Development Consultants LLC, Agents for Circle K Stores, Inc., appeals the decision of the Environmental Planning Commission (EPC) to deny a zone map amendment for Tract A and Tract B, a plat of Tracts, A, B, and C, Lands of Romero-Page Etal., zoned M-XL, to NR-C, located at 1100 Old Coors Dr. SW, between Bridge Blvd. SW and San Ygnacio Rd. SW, containing approximately 4.5 acres. (L-11)
Attachments: 1. AC-19-11, 2. DAC-19-11



INTER-OFFICE MEMORANDUM July 24, 2019

TO: Klarissa Pe?a, President, City Council

FROM: Brennon Williams, Interim Planning Director

Subject: AC-19-11, title
Project #2018-001924/RZ-2018-00063: Land Development Consultants LLC, Agents for Circle K Stores, Inc., appeals the decision of the Environmental Planning Commission (EPC) to deny a zone map amendment for Tract A and Tract B, a plat of Tracts, A, B, and C, Lands of Romero-Page Etal., zoned M-XL, to NR-C, located at 1100 Old Coors Dr. SW, between Bridge Blvd. SW and San Ygnacio Rd. SW, containing approximately 4.5 acres. (L-11)
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Staff Planner: Catalina Lehner

REQUEST
This is an appeal of the EPC's decision to deny a zone map amendment (zone change) to change the subject site's zoning from MX-L to NR-C to allow for liquor retail on the subject site. The subject site comprises the southeastern corner of the intersection of Old Coors Dr. SW and Bridge Blvd. SW. The approximately 0.8 acre Tract A, located at the hard corner of the intersection, contains an existing light vehicle fueling station. Tract B contains approximately 3.6 acres and is vacant.
If the zone change request were to be approved, the applicant would still be required to obtain a conditional use pursuant to IDO ?14-16-4-3(D)(36)(a through h), the use-specific standards for liquor retail, because the subject site is within 500 feet of a residential subdivision zoned R-1B.

ZONING
The subject site is zoned MX-L [Mixed-Use Low Intensity Zone District, IDO ?14-16-2-4(B)], which was assigned upon adoption of the Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO). The MX-L zone is roughly the IDO equivalent of the previous C-1 Neighborhood Commercial zone, the subject site's former zoning upon annexation.

The request proposes to change the subject site's zoning from MX-L to NR-C (Non-Residential Commercial Zone District, IDO ?14-16-2-5(A)). Primary land uses include a wide spectrum...

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