Planning Board Staff Report




Miami Shores Village Town Hall  Council Chambers  10050 NE 2nd Avenue  Miami Shores

Hearing Date

March 22, 2012

File Number


Folio Number



Henry Everett, 188 Devon Drive, Clear Water, FL 33767


Ed Kehrli, 925 NE 98th Street, Miami Shores, FL 33138


Cesar Jofre, 334 NE 102nd Street, Miami Shores, FL 33138

Property Address

9636 NE 2nd Avenue

Legal Description

1 53 41 6 53 42 MIAMI SHORES SEC 1 AMD PB 10-70 LOTS 1-2 & 6-7 BLK 19 LOT SIZE IRREGULAR COC 23732-4546 08 2005 4 (CD) OR 27638-1734 0311 12

Property Size-Sq Ft


Building Adjusted Sq Ft

Unit Sq Ft



Flood Zone





Future Land Use Designation

Restricted Commercial

Existing Use

Commercial, Mixed Use

Comprehensive Plan Consistency


Existing Structure

2 story

Year Built




Pursuant to Articles V and VI of Appendix A Zoning, Special Site plan review and approval. Change of use, batting cages and batting instruction; and Wall sign.

Action Required

Approve, Approve with Conditions, or Deny the application

Other Required Approvals

Village Building Permits

PERA or Department of Health


Staff Report

David A. Dacquisto AICP, Director, Planning and Zoning

Report Date

February 27, 2012






Change of use


The applicant is proposing to change the use of a storefront space within a larger mixed use building from office to batting cages and batting instruction.  The 5,580 square foot space was previously occupied by offices.


The previous office use generated a parking requirement of 23 parking spaces.


The proposed use consists of 3 batting cages occupying 3175 square feet requiring 3 parking spaces.


Retail space of 686 square feet requiring 2 parking spaces.


An exercise area of 646 square feet requiring 7 parking spaces.


The remaining area of 1072 square feet requires 5 parking spaces.


The proposed use has a total parking requirement of 17 parking spaces.


The change of use does not require an increase in parking.


The applicant is also requesting signage on the front and rear of the building.


The business has 48 feet of frontage on NE 2nd Avenue.




Applicant is requesting a sign on NE 2nd Avenue and a sign at the rear of the building.  The business space is part of a larger building on NE 2nd Avenue.


The first sign is painted on the wall at the front of the building and consists of 2 red, white and blue logo signs and black lettering.


The business and has approximately 48 feet of frontage on NE 2nd Avenue.  The B-1 District provides for 1.5 square feet of sign area per building front foot giving the storefront a sign allocation of approximately 72 square feet.  The applicant is requesting the following signage.


The area of the signs is approximately:


Corporate Logo: 4.25 feet high X 4.24 feet wide = 36 sq ft X 2 signs = 36 square feet


Letter Signs:    13 feet wide X 1.25 feet high = 16.25 square feet

                        5.5 feet wide X 1.25 feet high = 6.87 square feet


The applicant is requesting approximately 59.12 square feet of signage for the storefront.


Signage on the rear door consists of the business name and corporate logo.




The proposed use is instructional. Hitting coaches will train baseball players one on one.


The facility will have 4-5 instructors and a receptionist. US Baseball School expects 4-5 students at any given time.


Operation hours are 3pm to 9pm M-F, 9am to 6pm Saturdays and 12pm to 6pm Sundays.


The proposal is consistent with the technical provisions of the Zoning Code.




In acting on a site plan, the Planning Board must make a finding that the proposed use, signage and improvements are harmonious with the community, as required in Articles V and VI of Appendix A Zoning of the Code of Ordinances, and, in that regard, may add further conditions or delete or modify staff recommended conditions, deny the application, or continue the item for future consideration.


Planning and Zoning staff recommends APPROVAL of the site plan for a change of use from office to instructional and for a wall sign with a finding that it is consistent with the technical provisions of the Code.


Should the board find that the applicant merits approval, staff recommends that the following conditions apply:


1)      Approval is granted for a change of use from office to instructional for a baseball training school.

2)      Approval is granted for 59.12 square feet of signage as identified on the plans presented and made a part of this approval.

3)      Applicant to meet all applicable code provisions at the time of permitting.

4)      Applicant to obtain all required building permits before beginning work.

5)      This zoning permit will lapse and become invalid unless the work for which it was approved is started within one (1) year of the signing of the development order by the board chair, or if the work authorized by it is suspended or abandoned for a period of at least one (1) year.