Planning Board Staff Report

 


 

PLANNING BOARD HEARING

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

PZ-10-10-2010206

Folio Number

11-3206-011-0060

Owner

Shores Square Investments LLC C/O Tom Cabrerizo, 3850 Bird Road Suite 800, Miami FL 33146

Applicant

TD Bank NA C/O Gary Kaganowich, 1200 Atrium Way, Mount Lourel NJ 08054

Agent

Erik Wilczek, 5200 NW 33rd Ave, Suite 109, Ft Lauderdale FL 33309

Property Address

9005 Biscayne Boulevard

Legal Description

6 53 42 ASBURY PARK PB 4-110 BEG 478.01FTW OF SE COR LOT 5 RUN W219.07FT ALG N R/W/L NE 90TH ST N12.20FT TO E R/W/L BISC BLVD TH NELY210.73FT E85FT S177FT TO POB

Property Size-Sq Ft

27,731

Building Adjusted Sq Ft

3,964

Flood Zone

AE8

 

Zoning

B2

Future Land Use Designation

General Commercial

Existing Use

Commercial / Strip Mall

Comprehensive Plan Consistency

Yes

Existing Structure

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

Year Built

1996

 

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

     

Staff Report

David A. Dacquisto AICP, Director, Planning and Zoning

Report Date

November 3, 2010

                     

 

Background

 

Applicant is requesting approval for a monument sign for a new bank on Biscayne Avenue.

 

The proposed bank has approximately 150 feet of frontage providing for approximately 450 square feet of signage.

 

The planning board previously approved 3 TD Bank signs.  The front, north face, would have a 23.5 square foot sign.  The rear, south face, would have a 34 square foot sign.  The west, Biscayne elevation would have a 34 square foot sign.  There is 91 square feet of signage on the window.  This does not include window posters that generally appear on bank windows.  All signs whether fixed to the building or taped to the inside of a window are counted towards the sign allocation.  The maximum window coverage for signs should not exceed 10 percent.

 

The applicant is now proposing a monument sign to be located at the corner of Biscayne Boulevard and NE 90th Street.

 

The monument sign is to be 6 feet wide and 4 feet high on top of a 2 foot pedestal for a total height of 6 feet.

 

The logo and lettering is green and white on a dark green background.  The monument sign is lighted internally with an LED lighting source.

 

The proposed monument sign is approximately:

6 foot X 6 foot = 36 square feet with two faces  =  72 square feet

 

The addition of the monument will bring the applicant’s request to approximately 254.5 square feet of total signage.

 

Analysis

 

The signage is attractive and does not detract from the building or site.

 

The proposal is consistent with the technical provisions of the Zoning 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.