You’ve been granted free access to this subscribers only article.
P&Z OKs subdivision, plans Floresville’s future
Chris Stewart of Stewart Planning Consulting (left), Floresville Planning and Zoning Committee member Teddi Harllee, and Floresville Project Manager for New Development Andrew Barrientes make notations to a revised draft of Floresville’s zoning map during the committee’s July 10 meeting.
Wilson County NewsJuly 17, 2013 2,200 views 1 comment
FLORESVILLE -- Residents near the corner of Goliad Road and Peach Street here soon could have four new neighbors, following the Floresville Planning and Zoning Committee’s July 10 votes to approve a variance and final plat related to a planned subdivision.
The property owner plans to divide it into four lots -- on which manufactured homes will be placed. But one of the lots, according to Cyndi Nichols of the city’s Permits and Code Compliance Office, does not meet Floresville’s minimum frontage requirement. This is because of its irregular shape, due to the layout of the nearby roadway. This is why the committee granted the variance.
The Floresville City Council gave its final approval of the variance and the final plat at its meeting the following evening. For more on the council meeting, see related article, below.
Prior to its regular meeting, the planning and zoning committee held a workshop related to the development of the city’s comprehensive land-use plan. Among the recommendations from consultant Chris Stewart of Austin-based Stewart Planning Consulting included making sure future multi-family dwellings are spread throughout the city -- not confined to just one area. It would mean the end of the city’s longtime tiered zoning system.
The current tiered system works only in classifications for use. It does not establish specific zones for these uses. In some areas of the city, this has resulted in industrial buildings and homes being located in close proximity to one another.
Stewart suggested revising the zoning ordinance to include distinct districts with specific purposes -- such as industrial, retail, or residential.
Committee member Ray Lamberth said the current tiered system has hindered Floresville’s growth.
“Everybody wants a Chili’s; everybody wants an Outback,” he said. “But if you can’t promise them that an RV (recreational vehicle) park or a used car lot is not going to come in next to them, they’re not going to come.”
In attendance: Committee members Philip Vipond, Teddi Harllee, and Ray Lamberth; Cyndi Nichols of the Floresville Permits and Code Complaince Office, Project Manager for New Development Andrew Barrientes, and Chris Stewart of Stewart Planning Consulting.
Video 1 of 2:
Video 2 of 2:
Your Opinions and Comments
Share your comment or opinion on this story!
You must be logged in to post a comment.
Section A: General News Archives
Brownlow: Little chance ‘fracking’ could hurt water (September 2, 2015)
City’s proposed budget, property taxes raise questions (September 2, 2015)
County Commisioners ‘buckle up’ on $24M budget (September 2, 2015)
Court Update (September 2, 2015)
De Leon family sells Olivia’s San Antonio location (September 2, 2015)
Distracted driving program new requirement for teens (September 2, 2015)
Editorial: Coca-Cola to obese people: Hey, exercise more! (September 2, 2015)
Editorial: How will voters sort through all the candidates? (September 2, 2015)
Editorial: Libs: Symbols mean something — unless we disagree (September 2, 2015)
Floresville awards contract for event center repairs (September 2, 2015)
Floresville elections take twists (September 2, 2015)
Floresville struggles to ‘play ball’ (September 2, 2015)
Free webinar series for small businesses (September 2, 2015)
From student job to interim manager (September 2, 2015)
Karnes airport gets $2.1M in funding (September 2, 2015)
Labor Day office closures (September 2, 2015)
Letter: Karnes County officials continue spending (September 2, 2015)
Letter: Urgent: Nix Iran deal (September 2, 2015)
Letter: Voter ID thumbprint (September 2, 2015)
Make your way to Feather Fest (September 2, 2015)
MedDropSA is Sept. 5 (September 2, 2015)
Meeting Watch: East Central ISD (September 2, 2015)
Oscar Mayer issues recall (September 2, 2015)
Paid firefighters could aid La Vernia volunteers (September 2, 2015)
Police Blotter (September 2, 2015)
Register to compete in Adult Literacy challenge (September 2, 2015)
Relay committee to meet Sept. 8 (September 2, 2015)
SARA approves study of Floresville’s River Park (September 2, 2015)
Sponsors needed for Conversation with Constitution event (September 2, 2015)
Stockdale council approves $2.07M 2015-16 budget (September 2, 2015)
Substitute teacher training dates set (September 2, 2015)
TEA lauds Falls City, Poth (September 2, 2015)
The best medicine (September 2, 2015)
VA cuts backlog (September 2, 2015)
Welcome back! (September 2, 2015)