Beacon Hill Area
COSA Zoning District Summary
Any disparity beween this information and the City of San Antonio documents, the City of San Antonio
documents shall prevail. This information is provided as a summary and
quick glance only. Only a few zoning districts are summarized here.
All properties are also subject to other city codes, including NCD,
Property Maintenance and the Uniform Development Code (UDC)
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Select and Common Zoning Districts
|R-6||Residential Single-Family District (Sec. 35-310.05)|
Single-family dwelling (detached) with a minimum lot size of 6,000 sq feet and a minimum lot width of 50 feet
|R-4||Residential Single-Family District (Sec. 35-310.05)|
Single-family dwelling (detached) with a minimum lot size of 4,000 sq feet and a minimum lot width of 35 feet
|RM-6||Residential Mixed District (Sec. 35-310.06)|
dwelling (detached, attached or townhouse), two-family dwelling,
row-house or zero-lot line dwelling, accessory dwelling, with a minimum
lot size of 6,000 sq ft and a minimum lot width of 15 feet. (NCD
overlay requires minimum of 25 ft)
|RM-4||Residential Mixed District (Sec. 35.310.06)|
dwelling (detached, attahe or townhouse), two-family dwelling,
three-family dwelling, four-family dwelling, row-house or zero-lot line
dwelling, accessory dwelling, with a minimum lot size of 4,000 sq ft
and a minimum lot width of 15 feet (NCD overlay requires minimum of 25
|MF-##||Multi-Family (Sec. 35-310-07)|
and some other uses. The "##" will be a number which represents
the maximum number of units per acre of land on the site.
|C-1||Light Commercial District (Sec. 35-310.10)|
districts accommodate neighborhood commercial uses which depend on a
greater volume of vehicular traffic than an NC district. C-1 uses
are considered appropriate buffers between residential uses and C-2 and
C-3 districts and uses. Building sie is limited to 5,000 sq feet.
Examples of permitted uses: arcade, boarding house,
non-commercial athletic field, retail furniture sales, grocery store,
nursery (retail - no growing of plants on site permitted), retail
office equipment and suppy, and retail rug or carpet sales. No
outdoor storage or display of goods shall be permitted except for
|C-2||Commercial Disrict (Sec. 35-310.10)|
districts accommodate community commercial uses, with unlimited
building size, and building height limitation of 25 feet. Exampes
of permitted uses: liquor store, miniature golf and other indoor gaming
facilities, small indoor movie theater, pet cemetery, auto & light
truck oil, lube & tune-up, auto glass tinting, tire repair (sale
and instllation only), gas station, appliance sales & repair,
charitable food & clothing banks and dry cleaning. No outdoor
storage or display of goods shall be permitted except for outdoor
|I-1||General Industrial District (Sec. 35-310.13)|
general industrial district accommodates areas of heavy and
concentrated fabrication and manufacturing and industral uses which are
suitable based on the character of adjacent development. Examples
of permitted uses: auto & light truck auction, truck stop,
abrasives manufacturing, food & drug manufacturing, sand &
gravel storage & sales, outdoor flea market, manufactured
homes/oversized vehicles sales, service and storage.
|NCD||Neighborhood Conservation Districts (Sec. 35-335)|
district designed to protect residential neighborhoods or commercial
districts that are worthy of preservation and protection, but which may
lack sufficient historical, architectural or cultural significance to
be designated as historic districts at the present time.
Additional design standards apply in these districts.
|IDZ||Infill Development Zone (Sec. 35-343)|
flexible standard for use, setbacks, and parking for the development
and reuse of underutilized parcels within a qualifying area of the city.
is the only source for complete and dependable zoning regulations and
permitted uses. This page is provided as a courtesty and is a
brief summary only but the links within each definition will take you
to the section of the Municipal Code, specifically the Uniform
Development Code (or UDC) that precisely defines each zone.