Planning Board Staff Report



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

Hearing Date

November 18, 2010

Meeting Time

7:00 P.M.

File Number


Folio Number



Miami Shores Center LLC, C/O Haim Yehezkel, 210 71st Street, Ste 309, Miami Beach, FL 33141


Frantz Maurissin, 9820 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores FL 33138



Property Address

9820 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


Flood Zone





Future Land Use Designation

Restricted Commercial

Existing Use

Commercial, Office

Comprehensive Plan Consistency


Existing Structure

2-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

Department of Health or DERM

Staff Report

David A. Dacquisto AICP, Director, Planning and Zoning

Report Date

November 3, 2010





Applicant is requesting approval for awning and window signage for a storefront on NE 2nd Avenue.


The lettering is red on a white background.


The storefront has approximately 14.8 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 22 square feet


The proposed awning sign is approximately:

.8 feet X 11 feet = 8.8   square feet


A proposed window sign is approximately:

4.3 feet X 3 feet = 12.9   feet


The applicant is requesting approximately 21.7 square feet of signage for the front storefront.




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


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.