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Staff Report STAFF REPORT Project Manager: Jennifer Reeves Date: 05 -18 -04 Email: jreeves @cstx.gov ZBA Meeting Date: 06 -01 -04 APPLICANT: Grant Barnby, Wakefield Sign Service REQUEST: Sign Variance LOCATION: 2100 Texas Avenue South PURPOSE: To allow an attached sign to protrude more than 12" away from the building. GENERAL INFORMATION Status of Applicant: Sign contractor Property Owner: Target Corporation Applicable Ordinance Section: (Section 7.4.I.6.d of the (UDO) Unified Development Ordinance) An attached sign: "Shall not extend more than one foot from any exterior building face, mansard, awning, or canopy." PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS Zoning and Land Use Subject Property: C -1 General Commercial North: C -1 General Commercial West: R -6 High Density Multi - Family East: R -1 Single Family South: C -1 General Commercial and R -4 Multi - Family Frontage: Approximately 655 -feet of frontage along Texas Avenue. Access: Two driveways are located on Texas Avenue and one located on Holleman Drive. Topography & Vegetation: Relatively flat. Flood Plain: N/A VARIANCE INFORMATION ANALYSIS O:\ group\ deve _ser \stfrpt\zngstfrpt\honda.doc Item Background: The applicant is requesting a variance to : Section 7.4.I.6.d of the (UDO) Unified Development Ordinance in order to allow the proposed attached "Target" sign to extend 5 -feet away from the building facade, thus the applicant is requesting a 4 -foot variance. Special Conditions: Applicant did not state a special condition. Hardships: The applicant states: Due to architectural elements on the building, the "Target" letters project more than 12- inches from the building. Alternatives: The applicant states: The sign can be placed on alternative locations on the wall. SPECIAL INFORMATION Ordinance Intent: To establish clear and unambiguous regulations pertaining to signs in the City of College Station and to promote an attractive community, foster traffic safety, and enhance the effective communication and exchange of ideas and communicate information. Number of Property Owners Notified: 14 Responses Received: None as of the date of the staff report. ATTACHMENTS Location Map Application Sign Description O:\ group\ deve _ser \stfrpt\zngstfrpt\honda.doc