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-11-10-2010210

Folio Number

11-3206-013-3910

Owner

Bennet Electric Co., 10007 NE 4th Ct., Miami FL 33138-5606

Applicant

Mathew Pack, 383 NE 96th Street, Miami Shores FL 33138

Agent

None

Property Address

9537 NE 2nd Street

Legal Description

1 53 41 6 53 42 MIAMI SHORES SEC 1 AMD PB 10-70 LOTS 10 & 11 BLK 29 LOT SIZE 13000 SQUARE FEET OR 16249-1695 0294 5 COC 22525-4025 23686-2181 0704 5

Property Size-Sq Ft

13,000

Building Adjusted Sq Ft

Unit Size

5,116

1,400

Flood Zone

X

 

Zoning

B1

Future Land Use Designation

Restricted Commercial

Existing Use

Commercial, Office

Comprehensive Plan Consistency

Yes

Existing Structure

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

Year Built

1926

 

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 16, 2010

                     

 

Background

 

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

 

The applicant is proposing two sets of signs.  The first set is to notify the public of the coming business.  The second set is the permanent signage.

 

The storefront has approximately 36.3 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 54 square feet.

 

The lettering for the first set is white vinyl lettering.  The proposed window signage right to left is approximately:

 

Sign 1: 2.5 feet    X 7.9 feet = 19.8 square feet

Sign 2: 1.85 feet  X 1.6 feet = 3.5 square feet

Sign 3: 1.85 feet  X 1.6 feet = 3.5 square feet

Sign 4: 3.5 feet    X 5.9 feet = 20.8 square feet

 

The applicant is requesting approximately 47.3 square feet of signage for the storefront.

 

The lettering for the second set is black and white with a black logo on white background with on word in red.  The proposed window signage right to left is approximately:

 

Sign 1: 2.5 feet    X 2.8 feet = 7 square feet (foot)

Sign 2: 1.8 feet  X 1.7 feet = 3 square feet (door)

Sign 3: 1.8 feet  X 1.7 feet = 3 square feet (door)

Sign 4: 2.5 feet    X 2.8 feet = 7 square feet (foot)

Sign 5: 28 feet    X .7 feet = 39.6 square feet (bottom banner)

 

The applicant is requesting approximately 65 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.