Planning Board Staff Report



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

Hearing Date

September 24, 2009

Meeting Time

7:00 P.M.

File Number


Folio Number



Shapar Realty, 9497 Old Pine Road, Boca Raton FL 33


Anna Alvarez, 9805 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores FL 33138



Property Address

Building Address: 9801 NE 2nd Avenue

 Unit Address: 9805 NE 2nd Avenue

Legal Description

1 53 41 6 53 42 MIAMI SHORES SEC 1 AMD PB 10-70 LOT 13 & LOT 14 BLK 32 LOT SIZE 100.000 X 130 OR 15605-3244 0692

Property Size-Sq Ft


Building Adjusted Sq Ft

10,803 total building

Flood Zone





Future Land Use Designation

Restricted Commercial

Existing Use


Comprehensive Plan Consistency


Existing Structure

1-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

September 14, 2009





Applicant is requesting approval for signage on an existing awning for a storefront on NE 2nd Avenue.


The lettering on the awning will be black stating the name of the business.


The storefront has approximately 16.5 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  24.75 square feet.


The proposed sign is 1 feet in height and 14 feet in width. [1 feet X 14 feet = 14 square feet].


The applicant is requesting approximately 14 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.