Planning Board Staff Report

 

PLANNING BOARD HEARING

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

Hearing Date

October 22, 2009

Meeting Time

7:00 P.M.

File Number

PZ-9-09-2009161

Folio Number

11-3206-013-2350

Owner

Shores Landings LLC, 2601 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami FL 33137

Applicant

Jennifer Bienstock 275 NE 105th Street, Miami Shores FL 33138

Agent

None

Property Address

Building Address: 9710 NE 2nd Avenue

Unit Address:        157 NE 97th Street, Miami Shores FL 33138

Legal Description

1 53 41 6 53 42 MIAMI SHORES SEC 1 AMD PB 10-70 LOTS 3-4 & 5 BLK 18 LOT SIZE 150 X 130 OR 23462-2095 06 2005 1 OR 23462-2095 0605 00

Property Size-Sq Ft

19,500

Building Adjusted Sq Ft

13,544

Flood Zone

X

 

Zoning

B-1

Future Land Use Designation

General Commercial

Existing Use

Commercial

Comprehensive Plan Consistency

Yes

Existing Structure

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

Year Built

1946

 

Subject

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

October 20, 2009

                     

 

Background

 

Applicant is requesting approval for window signage for a storefront on NE 97th Street.

 

The logo and lettering are blue, black and red.

 

The storefront has approximately 18 feet of frontage on NE 97th 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 22.5 square feet.

 

The proposed sign is 2 feet in height and 6.2 feet in width. [2 feet X 6.2 feet = 12.4 square feet].

 

The applicant is requesting approximately 12.4 square feet of signage for the storefront.

 

Analysis

 

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.

 

Recommendation

 

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.