Planning Board Staff Report




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

Hearing Date

July 22, 2009

Meeting Time

7:00 P.M.

File Number


Folio Number



Miami Shores Center LLC, 210 71st  STREET #309, Miami Beach FL




G M Signs Inc., 1300 Stirling Road #5A, Dania Beach FL 33004

Property Address

Building Address: 9830 NE 2nd Avenue

 Unit Address: 9802 NE 2nd Avenue

Legal Description

MIAMI SHORES SEC 1 AMD PB 10-70 LOT 2 & E57FT OF LOTS 3 & 4 & N4.92FT OF E57FT OF LOT 5 & S19.71FT OF E49.67FT OF LOT 5 BLK 17 LOT SIZE 13459 SQ FT

Property Size-Sq Ft


Building Adjusted Sq Ft

16,735 total building

Flood Zone





Future Land Use Designation

Restricted Commercial

Existing Use


Comprehensive Plan Consistency


Existing Structure

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

Year Built




Special Approvals, Sec. 600: 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

July 6, 2009





Applicant is requesting approval for internally lighted circular logo and channel letter signage on the front wall of a storefront on NE 2nd Avenue.


The logo is white and blue, the channel lettering is black.


The storefront has approximately 19 feet of frontage on NE 2nd Avenue and approximately 42 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 59.5 square feet.


The proposed sign is 2.6 feet in height and 16 feet in width. [2.6 feet X 16 feet = 41.6 square feet].


The applicant is requesting approximately 41.6 square feet of signage for the storefront.




The proposed signage is within the sign allocation for the store front.


The signage does not detract from the building.


The proposal is consistent with the technical provisions of the Zoning Code without approval of the Planning Board.




Planning and Zoning staff recommends APPROVAL of the site plan for signage 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 obtain all required building permits.

2)      Applicant to comply with all applicable code provisions at the time of permitting.

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.