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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO. 7



Meeting Date: June 12, 2007

Subject/Title: Set the date of June 26, 2007, to hear an appeal filed by James Heilbronner of Architectural Dimensions of the Planning Commission’s denial of an amendment to a conditional use permit (CUP 05-27-A1) for a master sign program for Brentwood Junction. The Brentwood Junction retail center is located at the northeast corner of the intersection of Lone Tree Way and Empire Avenue.

Prepared by: Debbie Hill, Associate Planner

Submitted by: Howard Sword, Community Development Director


RECOMMENDATION
Set June 26, 2007, as the hearing date to consider the appeal filed by James Heilbronner of Architectural Dimensions in regard to the Planning Commission’s denial of an amendment to a master sign program (CUP 05-27-A1) for the Brentwood Junction retail center, which would allow the inclusion of two tenant logos on the center identification signage for the project.

PREVIOUS ACTIONS
• Planning Commission approval of RZ 05-15, DR 05-13 and CUP 05-09 on September 6, 2005, and MS 361-05 on December 20, 2005, approving the design of the Brentwood Junction shopping center.
• Planning Commission approval of CUP 05-27 for a master sign program on November 21, 2006, which expressly prohibited the inclusion of the two tenant logs on the center identification sign.
• Planning Commission denial of an amendment to allow the inclusion of the two tenant logos on the center identification sign to CUP 05-27 for the master sign program on May 15, 2007.

BACKGROUND
The original design review (DR 05-13) for this 61,900 square foot retail center, Brentwood Junction, was approved by the Planning Commission on September 6, 2005. At the Planning Commission meeting of November 21, 2006, the Commission approved a master sign program for the shopping center. The master sign program, as proposed by the applicant, included individual tenant logos for both Best Buy and Walgreens on the center identification sign located on the corner at the intersection of Lone Tree Way and Empire Avenue. The Commission voted to approve the sign program for the center, but eliminated the two tenant logos on the center identification sign. This was done because ample signage was approved on both the buildings and on two other monument signs.

Several months later, the applicant filed an application to request that the Planning Commission again consider allowing the Walgreens and Best Buy logos to be placed on the center identification sign. At the Planning Commission meeting of May 15, 2007, a public hearing was held regarding the applicant’s request to include these logos on the corner center identification sign.
At this May 15, 2007, public hearing, public comment was heard and discussion ensued by the Commissioners regarding the inclusion of individual tenant logos on the center identification signage for the project. The Planning Commission voted to deny the amendment by a 5-0 vote.

James Heilbronner of Architectural Dimensions has filed an appeal of this denial citing, “The developer’s desire is supported by the reality that the major tenants, Walgreens and Best Buy, are tucked back on the site and therefore are at a disadvantage in getting their names portrayed to the public.”

As required by Section 17.880.003.C, James Heilbronner of Architectural Dimensions 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. It is recommended that the Council set a hearing date of June 26, 2007, for the public hearing for this appeal.

FISCAL IMPACT
The applicant paid the required $118 appeal fee.

Attachments:
1. Appeal application received from James Heilbronner, dated “Received May 23, 2007”
2. Statement from the appellant on the basis of their appeal
 

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