San Antonio Unified Development Code. Group 17. Numbering and Referencing The numbering system is consistent with the system used throughout the City's Code of Ordinances. Each section and subsection is keyed to the chapter, article and division as follows:
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The numbering system is consistent with the system used throughout the City's Code of Ordinances. Each section and subsection is keyed to the chapter, article and division
Outside the section. When a reference is to text outside of the same section, the reference number starts with the chapter number (that is, 35), and continues to the appropriate
level for the reference. For example, 35-402(a) refers to subsection (a) of Section 402 in Article IV of Chapter 35. The names "UDC" and "chapter" are used if the reference is to the entire ordinance or chapter.
Within the section. When a reference is to text within the same section, the name of subsection, paragraph, or sub-paragraph, as appropriate, is used, and the reference "number" starts with the appropriate subsection letter. For example, "See subsection (b)(2), below" refers to paragraph 2, of subsection (b), of the same section of the UDC.
Purpose Statements. The beginning of most articles, divisions and sections includes an italicized purpose statement. The purpose statement summarizes the master plan policies that the section is designed to implement, other relevant public policies, and fact-findings governing the section. These purpose statements provide the basis for the development standards, but are not standards. In other words, an application for approval of a development cannot be denied because of a conflict with the purpose statement. However, an application will be denied where it conflicts with the standards.
The UDC implements the master plan's policy to encourage public participation and to protect neighborhoods. Incentives for pre-application meetings with neighborhoods are provided for Master Site Plans (section 35-411). A new Neighborhood Conservation District overlay is added (section 35-335). Section 35-420 establishes procedures for registering neighborhood associations and establishing neighborhood plans. And, notice requirements are established which go beyond the minimum requirements of state statutes in order to inform the public about pending applications (section 35-403).