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File #: 17-782    Name:
Type: Report Status: Individual Item Ready
File created: 11/20/2017 In control: City Council
On agenda: 12/11/2017 Final action:
Title: Discuss and consider a request for a conditional sign permit for an electronic message sign at Today's Smile, addressed at 1592 E. Common Street.
Attachments: 1. Aerial Map, 2. Application, 3. Proposed Site Plan, 4. Proposed Sign Elevation Plan, 5. Comparison Table Showing Allowable Signs vs. Requested Sign, 6. Map of Existing Signs in Vicinity, 7. Excerpt from the Sign Ordinance, 8. Zoning Map
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Presenter
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Stacy Snell, Planning and Community Development Assistant Director
Contact Info
ssnell@nbtexas.org

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SUBJECT:
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Discuss and consider a request for a conditional sign permit for an electronic message sign at Today's Smile, addressed at 1592 E. Common Street.

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BACKGROUND / RATIONALE:
Case No.: CS-17-031

Council District:|910|
Applicant/Owner: Sarah and Daniel McCutchen
1592 E. Common St.
New Braunfels, TX 78130
(830) 625-6565
semccutchen@gmail.com

Staff Contact: Katherine Crowe, Planning Technician
(830) 221-4086
kcrowe@nbtexas.org

The subject property is the location of Today's Smile Family Dental Center and is zoned "C-1" Commercial District. The subject property is a 0.7 acre lot with approximately 98 feet of frontage on E. Common Street. Access to the site is from E. Common Street between Gruene Road and Hanz Drive.

The C-1 zoning district is allowed one free standing monument sign or one low-profile pole sign per lot. Monument signs are limited to 8 feet in height and 32 square feet. Low profile pole signs are limited to 6 feet in height and 20 square feet. Both sign types require a minimum 10-foot setback.

There is an existing non-conforming (grandfathered) monument sign on the property: 14 feet tall and 8 feet, 4 inches in width (88.02 square feet) that was constructed prior to the adoption of the City's Sign Ordinance in 2006. This existing non-conforming monument sign exceeds the maximum allowed sign height by 6 feet (75% taller) and the maximum allowed sign area by 56.02 square feet (175% larger). There are no other free-standing signs on the property.

Proposal:
The applicant is proposing to construct an electronic message sign as part of a new monument sign. However, electronic message signs are not allowed in the C-1 zoning district. Electronic message signs are allowed in the following zoning districts: C-1B, C-2, C-2A, C-3, C-4, C-4A, C-4B, MU-A, MU-B, M-1, M-1A, MU-B...

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