Planning Board Staff Report

 


 

PLANNING BOARD HEARING

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

PZ-12-10-2010216

Folio Number

11-3206-013-4380

Owner

Shapar Realty, 9497 Old Pine Road, Boca Raton FL 33428

Applicant

Law Office of Florence Chamberlin PA, 215 NE 98th Street, Miami Shores FL

Agent

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

Property Address

9801 NE 2nd Avenue, Unit: 215 NE 98th Street

Legal Description

1 53 41 6 53 42 MIAMI SHORES SEC 1 AMD PB 10-70 LOT 13 & LOT 14 BLK 32 LOT SIZE 100.000 X 130 OR 15605-3244 0692 4 OR 15605-3244 0692 01

Property Size-Sq Ft

13,000

Building Adjusted Sq Ft

10,803

Flood Zone

X

 

Zoning

B1

Future Land Use Designation

Restricted Commercial

Existing Use

Commercial, Mixed Use

Comprehensive Plan Consistency

Yes

Existing Structure

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

Year Built

X

 

Subject

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

Department of Health or DERM

Staff Report

David A. Dacquisto AICP, Director, Planning and Zoning

Report Date

January 10, 2011

                     

 

Background

 

Applicant is requesting signage for an mixed use building on NE 98th Street.  The office space is part of a larger building that has its major frontage on NE 2nd Avenue.

 

The applicant is proposing two unlit signs.  The first consists of individual white vinyl letters placed on the door.  The second is a black aluminum hanging sign with white lettering to be located on the building overhang.  The bottom of the sign is 9 feet above the sidewalk.

 

The storefront has approximately 12.5 feet of frontage on NE 98th Street.  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 18.75 square feet.

 

The area of the sign consisting of white vinyl lettering is approximately:

 

Sign 1: 0.9 feet X 2 feet = 1.8 square feet

 

The area of the hanging sign is approximately:

 

Sign 2: 1.8 feet X 2.75 feet = 5 square feet

 

The applicant is requesting approximately 6.8 square feet of signage for the storefront.

 

Analysis

 

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

 

The signage is compatible with the building.

 

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

 

Recommendation

 

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.