CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM
Meeting Date: April 10, 2007
Subject/Title: Set the date of April 24, 2007, to hear an appeal filed by
Robert Selders of Equus Group of the Planning Commission’s approval of a
conditional use permit for a master sign program for The Shops at Country
Club. The Shops at Country Club retail center is located at the northwest
corner of Balfour Road and West Country Club Drive.
Prepared by: Debbie Hill, Associate Planner
Submitted by: Howard Sword, Community Development Director
Set April 24, 2007, as the hearing date to consider the appeal filed by
Robert Selders of Equus Group in regard to the Planning Commission’s
approval of a master sign program (CUP 07-02) for The Shops at Country Club,
in particular condition 2.d. requiring the use of halo-lit illumination for
• Planning Commission approval of DR 04-37 for the retail center by
Resolution No. 05-30 on May 3, 2005.
• Planning Commission approval of the master sign program on March 20, 2007,
by Resolution No. 07-026.
• Planning Commission adoption of motion for reconsideration of the master
sign program at the April 3, 2007, meeting.
At the Planning Commission meeting of March 20, 2007, a public hearing was
held regarding the applicant’s request for a master sign program for their
Shops at Country Club retail development (formerly known as Country Club
Retail). The original design review (DR 04-37) for this 23,150 square foot
retail center was approved by the Planning Commission on May 3, 2005.
At the March 20, 2007, public hearing, public comment was heard and
discussion ensued by the Commissioners regarding restricting the tenant
signage to the use of halo-lit illumination. The project was ultimately
conditioned (Condition of Approval 2.d of Planning Commission Resolution No.
07-026), as follows:
“2.d The building-mounted signage for the Individual Tenants shall be of
halo-lit construction using white neon only with opaque letter faces. A
non-illuminated decorative background may be permitted subject to the
approval of the Community Development Director.”
Robert Selders of Equus Group has filed an appeal of this condition, which
appeal is attached.
As required by Section 17.880.003.C, Robert Selders of Equus Group has
completed the required application, submitted the required appeal fee, and
provided a statement setting forth the specific grounds for the appeal. It
is a procedural requirement that the City Council set the hearing. The
Planning Commission has requested a reconsideration of this item, which will
be heard at their April 17, 2007, meeting. However, the applicant wishes to
have the appeal process move forward concurrently. Therefore, it is
recommended that the Council set a hearing date of April 24, 2007, in the
event the applicant wishes to pursue the appeal after the Planning
Commission action on April 17, 2007.
The applicant paid the required $118 appeal fee.
1. Appeal application received from Robert Selders, dated “Received March
2. Statement from the Equus Group on the basis of their appeal