Planning Board Staff Report




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

Hearing Date

January 27, 2011

Meeting Time

7:00 P.M.

File Number


Folio Number



Osmar Osman DDS, 9101 Park Drive, Miami Shores FL 33138




Lizbeth Vientos, 260 NE 169th Street, North Miami Beach FL 33162

Property Address

9101 Park Drive

Legal Description

MIAMI SHORES SEC 2 PB 10-37 SWLY 1/2 LOT 27 & ALL LOT 28 & N1/2 OF NE 91 ST CLOSED BY RESO 498-1969 LOT SIZE 17151 SQ FT OR 21059-3166 0203 1

Property Size-Sq Ft


Building Adjusted Sq Ft


Flood Zone





Future Land Use Designation

Restricted Commercial

Existing Use


Comprehensive Plan Consistency


Existing Structure

1-story; N/A bed, N/A bath

Year Built




Special Approvals, Sec. 600:

Sec. 523: Sec. 504. Signs. Wall signs.

Action Required

Approve, Approve with Conditions, or Deny the application

Other Required Approvals

Village Building Permits


Staff Report

David A. Dacquisto AICP, Director, Planning and Zoning

Report Date

January 10,2011





Applicant is requesting signage for an office building on Park Drive.  The building also has frontage on NE 91st Street and backs onto the railroad right of way.


The proposed sign would be at the rear of the building, separated by the railroad right of way but visible from Club Drive and NE 6th Street.


The applicant is proposing two unlit signs consisting of individual acrylic letters.  The signs contain the names of doctors working in the building.


The wall that the signs are to be located on  is approximately 25 feet in width  The PRO district has no guidelines for signage and allows the Planning Board to review and approve signage.


Sign Dimensions:


Sign 1(left): 2 feet    X 7.6 feet = 15.2 square feet

Sign 2 (right): 1.25 feet  X 5.9 feet = 7.4 square feet




The proposed signage may be approved upon review by the Planning Board.


The signage is compatible with the building.


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




Planning and Zoning staff recommends APPROVAL of the site plan with a finding that it is consistent with the technical provisions of the Code.  However, the Planning Board must make a finding that the proposed improvements are harmonious with the community, as required in Section 523 of the Code 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.  Should the board find that the applicant merits approval, staff recommends that the following conditions apply:


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

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

3)      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.