Leon Valley
TX

Staff Report
17-64

Discuss and Consider Possible Action on a Letter of Support or a Letter of No Objection to the 296 Unit Apartment Community, Trails at Leon Creek, located at 7615 Bandera Road through the San Antonio Housing Trust Finance Corporation, Funded by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (Presenters Ruben Lizalde, Chief of Staff, Councilor Ana Sandoval & Jean Marie Latsha, Land Acquisition Manager with Pedcor Investments

Information

Department:AdministrationSponsors:Mayor Chris Riley
Category:Agreement

Attachments

  1. Printout
  2. Trails at Leon Creek Letter (This file has not yet been converted to a viewable format)
  3. Leon Valley city council - Trails at Leon Creek

Item Discussion

PURPOSE

 

The purpose of this item is for San Antonio City Councilor Ana Sandoval’s Chief of Staff, Ruben Lizalde, to educate and solicit either a letter of support or a letter of no objection for the construction of a 296 unit apartment community at 7615 Bandera Road currently known as Trails at Leon Creek.  

 

FISCAL IMPACT

 

The fiscal impact of this project on the City of Leon Valley has not been identified; however, it is believed that this may cause additional public safety calls as this will put an additional strain on Bandera Road travel.  Because of the increase in population, the utilization of city services will be increased. 

 

 

STRATEGIC GOALS

 

Social Equity: The apartment community would allow equal access to community services to residents of the Trails at Leon Creek in the City of San Antonio

 

Economic Development:   The city’s goal of economic development could be strengthened here in that the residents who will reside at the apartment community could utilize business services in Leon Valley. 

 

Environmental Stewardship:   No development will occur on the north side of the creek (or in the flood plain) other than utility and trail connections.  The development will exceed requirements with respect to impervious cover and tree preservation.  Preservation of the heritage trees located adjacent to Bandera Road and Leon Creek will be a priority during site plan development. 

 

Document Comments

RECOMMENDATION

 

No recommendation

 

Meeting History

Aug 1, 2017 6:00 PM  City Council Regular Meeting

The purpose of this item is for San Antonio City Councilor Ana Sandoval’s Chief of Staff, Ruben Lizalde, to educate and solicit either a letter of support or a letter of no objection for the construction of a 296 unit apartment community at 7615 Bandera Road currently known as Trails at Leon Creek.

The fiscal impact of this project on the City of Leon Valley has not been identified; however, it is believed that this may cause additional public safety calls as this will put an additional strain on Bandera Road travel. Because of the increase in population, the utilization of city services will be increased.

Council Member Benny Martinez made a motion to give the City of San Antonio a letter of support with the hope of this being the beginning of an open door to future negotiations and working better with the City of Leon Valley and the City of San Antonio with a few conditions one being that we are brought in initially on the discussions on the improvements to Bandera Road and possible improvements to the sidewalks and consideration of more impervious paving in the project. The motion died due to the lack of a second.

A motion was made by Council Member David Edwards and seconded by Council Member Monica Alcocer to provide a letter of no objection contingent on the City of Leon Valley and the City of San Antonio through the offices of Councilor Sandoval and taking into consideration concerns about flooding issues, connectivity and other pertinent matters as reflected by the City Manager, Kelly Kuenstler.

RESULT:APPROVED [4 TO 1]
MOVER:David Edwards, Council Place 1
SECONDER:Monica Alcocer, Council Place 3
AYES:David Edwards, Belinda Ealy, Monica Alcocer, David Jordan
NAYS:Benny Martinez

Discussion