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File #: 19-1081    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Zoning Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/4/2019 In control: Planning and Zoning Board
On agenda: Final action:
Title: ZV 2019-07, Somerset Academy Elementary, 19620 Pines Boulevard, variance request. (Dean)
Attachments: 1. Agenda Item No. 6 (19-1081)
Title
ZV 2019-07, Somerset Academy Elementary, 19620 Pines Boulevard, variance request. (Dean)

Summary Explanation and Background

SUMMARY EXPLANATION AND BACKGROUND:
PROJECT DESCRIPTION / BACKGROUND:

Dwayne Dickerson, as agent for the owner, is requesting a variance to allow 144 square feet of total signage for Somerset Academy South Campus instead of the allowed 120 square feet of total signage for the site. The Somerset Academy building is considered a freestanding building which is allowed a combined 120 square feet of signage. The previously approved Somerset Academy South Campus Site Plan (SP 2017-14) included 120 square feet of wall signs on the north and southern elevations of the building.

The applicant is requesting a variance, to allow an additional 24 square feet of signage so they can install a monument sign for the campus. The proposed variance would increase the total square feet of signage for the campus to 144 square feet.

VARIANCE REQUEST DETAILS:

ZV 2019-07) Allow 144 square feet of total signage instead of the allowed maximum of 120 square feet of signage for the site.
Code Reference: §155.324 PERMANENT SIGNS
(C) Business Zoning Districts.
(2) Outparcels and freestanding buildings. Unless otherwise provided for herein, signs for all outparcels and freestanding buildings shall be subject to the same provisions of § 155.326 C)(6) for shopping center tenants.
(b) The maximum allowable sign area for an outparcel or freestanding building shall be 120 square feet.

VARIANCE DETERMINATION:

The Planning and Zoning Board shall not grant any non-single-family variances, permits, or make any decision, finding, and determination unless it first determines that:

1. Its decision and action taken is in harmony with the general purposes of the zoning ordinances of the city and is not contrary to the public interest, health, or welfare, taking into account the character and use of adjoining buildings and those in the vicinity, the number of pers...

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