Planning Board Staff Report



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

Hearing Date

November 10, 12011

File Number


Folio Number



Shores Square Investment LLC, 3850 Bird Road Suite 800, Miami FL


Karen McLead, C/O Pinch A Penny Inc, 14480 62nd Street North, Clearwater FL  33760



Property Address

9069 and 9071 Biscayne Boulevard

Legal Description

6 53 42 ASBURY PARK PB 4-110 BEG 30FTW OF SE COR LOT 5 RUN W272.08FT N177FT W260.97FT TO E R/W/L BISC BLVD NELY139.58FT E290.02FT N124.93FT E152.16FT ALG

Property Size-Sq Ft


Building Adjusted Sq Ft

Unit Sq Ft



Flood Zone

AE 8




Future Land Use Designation

General Commercial

Existing Use

2 Vacant Units were Take out and Tutoring

Comprehensive Plan Consistency


Existing Structure

Open mall

Year Built




Pursuant to Articles IV, V and VI of Appendix A Zoning, Special Site plan review and approval. Change of use; Pool chemical store.

Action Required

Approve, Approve with Conditions, or Deny the application

Other Required Approvals

Village Building Permits

DERM or Department of Health


Staff Report

David A. Dacquisto AICP, Director, Planning and Zoning

Report Date

October 13, 2011





The applicant is proposing to locate a pool chemical store within the Shores Square shopping center.  The store will occupy 2 storefronts in the mall.  The 2,124 square foot space was previously occupied by a take out restaurant and a tutoring company


The change of use does not require an increase in parking.


The operation will sell pool, patio and spa supplies including chemicals.  The operation will  include 2 1000 gallon chlorine tanks that will be housed inside the retail space.  The chemical storage will have to comply with all building code requirements.


The business as proposed is a retail store and no pool maintenance trucks will be operated by the store from the mall property.


The applicant has provided a Hazard Communications Plan and Emergency Response Plan.




The proposed use is retail in nature.  All storage will be inside the store.


The property owner is working with Miami Dade County to extend sanitary sewer to the site and to connect the building to the Miami Dade sewer service.


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




Planning and Zoning staff recommends APPROVAL of the site plan for a 2,124 square foot retail pool, patio and spa store with internal storage of all chemicals, supplies and products 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)      Approval is for a 2,124 square foot retail pool, patio and spa store with internal storage of all chemicals, supplies and products.

2)      No pool maintenance trucks to be operated by the store from the mall property.

3)      Applicant to obtain all required building permits before beginning work.

4)      Applicant to meet all applicable code provisions at the time of permitting.

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.