Planning Board Staff Report



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

Hearing Date

May 26, 2012

Meeting Time

7:00 P.M.

File Number


Folio Number



Shores Square Properties LLC, 696 NE 125th Street, North Miami, FL 33161


Laura Lucas, 855 NE 76th Street, Miami, FL 33138



Property Address

9069 and 9071 Biscayne Boulevard

Legal Description

6 53 42 ASBURY PARK PB 4-110 BEG 30FTW OF SE COR LOT 5 RUN W272.08FT N177FT W260.97FT TO E R/W/L BISC BLVD NELY139.58FT E290.02FT N124.93FT E152.16FT ALG

Property Size-Sq Ft

2.90 ACRES

Building Adjusted Sq Ft

Unit Sq Ft



Flood Zone





Future Land Use Designation

General Commercial

Existing Use

2 Vacant Units were Take-out and Tutoring

Comprehensive Plan Consistency


Existing Structure

Open mall

Year Built




Pursuant to Articles V and VI of Appendix A Zoning, Special Site plan review and approval. Wall sign.

Action Required

Approve, Approve with Conditions, or Deny the application

Other Required Approvals

Village Building Permits


Staff Report

David A. Dacquisto, Director of Planning and Zoning

Report Date

May 9, 2012





Applicant previously received approval from this board for a change of use.


Applicant is now seeking approval for a sign.


The sign consists of internally lit individual blue channel letters.


The sign has an overall dimension of 2 feet high X 20.4 wide = 40.8 square feet


The 30 foot wide store front has a sign allocation of 90 square feet.


The proposed signage is within the sign allocation for the storefront.




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 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 40.8 square feet of signage 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 40.8 square feet of signage consisting of individual blue internally lit channel letters.

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

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

4)      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.