Planning Board Staff Report




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

Hearing Date

June 24, 2010

Meeting Time

7:00 P.M.

File Number


Folio Number



John Militana


Raef Hamaed


Soufan Salim

Property Address

8945-8955 Biscayne Boulevard

Legal Description

ASBURY PARK PB 4-110 LOT 16 E OF FED HWY LOT SIZE 108.600 X 97 OR 21081-2017 0796 4 OR 21081-2017 0796 01

Property Size-Sq Ft


Building Adjusted Sq Ft


Flood Zone





Future Land Use Designation

General Commercial

Existing Use


Comprehensive Plan Consistency


Existing Structure

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

Year Built




Special Approvals, Sec. 600: Sec. 523: Article IV Schedule of Regulations: Change of use; Drug Store and

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

May 24, 2010





Applicant is requesting approval for the establishment of a drug store in a commercial space previously occupied by a kitchen, window and flooring business and approval for a wall sign for the front of the store.


The individual unlit letters are blue and green and spell out the name of the business.  A round lighted box sign with the stores logo is colored blue, green and white.


The building is located on Biscayne Boulevard.  The B-2 District provides for 3 square feet of sign area per building front foot, the building has 35 feet of frontage and has a sign allocation of 105 square feet.


The proposed sign is 3.5 feet in height and 10.5 feet in width. [3.5 feet X 10.5 feet = 36.75 square feet].





The drugstore will offer prescription and over the counter drugs as well as convenience items.


The store is 1900 square feet in area of which 700 will be devoted to over the counter and convenience items.


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.





Planning and Zoning staff recommends APPROVAL of the site plan for a drugstore and 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 secure necessary DERM or Department of Health approval prior to the issuance of a village building permit if applicable.

2)      Applicant to obtain all required building permits.

3)      Applicant to comply with all applicable code provisions at the time of permitting.

4)      Signage is limited to the one (1) wall sign as proposed.

5)      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.