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HomeMy Public PortalAboutZBA Minutes 2005-10-18ciryo~ y<AND ~`~vv CITY OF RICHLAND HILLS, TEXAS 817) 299-1870 • 3200 DIANA DRIVE •RICHLAND HILLS, TEXAS • 761 18 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT REGULAR MEETING MINUTES CITY OF RICHLAND HILLS ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT OCTOBER 18, 2005 1. CALL TO ORDER Chairman Brantley called the meeting of the City of Richland Hills Zoning Board of Adjustment to order at 7:45 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 3200 Diana Drive. Regular Members Present: William Fey, Joe Moore, and Chairman Malvin Brantley. Regular Members Absent: Eddie Leon Nelson and Al Hamilton. Alternate Member Present: Mike Logan. Staff Present: Howard Gregory, Director of Community Development and Linda Cowart, Recording Secretary. 2. APPROVAL OF THE SEPTEMBER 20, 2005 REGULAR MEETING MINUTES Motion: A motion was made by Alternate Member Logan, and seconded by Regular Member Fey, to accept the minutes as presented. Vote on Motion: The motion carried by a vote of 4 to 0. 3. CASE N0. 14-OS REQUEST FOR VARIANCE UNDER SECTION 90-52(3) OF THE CITY OF RICHLAND HILLS ZONING ORDINANCE TO ALLOW OWNER TO VARY FROM THE DEVELOPMENT CONTROLS SET FORTH IN SECTION 62-167 (2) (A) (C) (1) OF THE RICHLAND HILLS SIGN CODE, AS AMENDED BY CITY ORDINANCE N0.924-02, TO ERECT A MONUMENT SIGN 3 FEET FROM THE RIGHT-OF-WAY AND 71.5 SQUARE FEET IN SIZE, IN THE C-2 GENERAL COMMERCIAL Printed on Recycled Paper Zoning Board of Adjustment Regular Meeting Minutes October 18, 2005, Page 2 DISTRICT ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT 7610 GLENVIEW DRIVE, BLOCK 2, LOT 1, McCOY ADDITION (REQUESTED BY ILDEFONSO LUGO) Mr. Harold Davis, representative for Serenity Day Spa, having been duly sworn in, stated that they are requesting to place their sign three feet from the property line rather than the required fifteen feet setback. They believe that the sign placement at fifteen feet back will place it in a position such that it is behind the neighbor to the east, whose signage is on a closer boundary to the street than the spa's sign would be, thereby hindering oncoming traffic's ability to see Serenity Day Spa's sign. In addition, they feel that there are certain trees and foliage along the property line between the Spa and their eastern neighbor, and that foliage would also hinder any line of sight to the sign. They do not feel that the sign being placed within three feet of the street will hinder in any way a line of sight vision for oncoming vehicular traffic either eastbound or westbound. Mr. Davis showed pictures for the Board to review that identify the Spa's position for the sign and clarify the line of sight for vehicular traffic. Alternate Member Logan required clarification from Mr. Davis that they are asking for a setback of three feet from the property line, which is nine and a half feet back from the curb, and therefore the setback would actually be twelve and a half feet from the curb side. Mr. Davis verified that a setback of twelve and a half feet from the curb is correct. Member Fey inquired if the sign will be located on the eastern side of the property. Mr. Davis stated that it will face eastward, that is, if one were standing on the west boundary of the driveway looking toward Highway 820. Alternate Member Logan requested confirmation from Mr. Gregory that the applicant is asking for a variance from fifteen feet to three feet, and also for a variance to keep and maintain the same size of monument sign. Mr. Gregory (inaudible). Member Moore inquired if looking west at the neighboring signs, would the spa's proposed sign be closer or farther from the curb than they are. Mr. Davis stated that it would be in line with the one to the west of the spa. The neighbors do not have a line of sight problem, but the spa does. Zoning Board of Adjustment Regular Meeting Minutes October 18, 2005, Page 3 Alternate Member Logan asked the applicant if it would create a problem if they reduced the size of the monument sign to sixty square feet. Mr. Davis responded that is would not create a problem. They can reduce the masonry sides on the sign to bring it within the sixty square foot requirement. Their biggest concern is the setback requirement. Chairman Brantley advised that the sixty foot maximum is what the ordinance requires. Motion: A motion was made by Alternate Member Logan, and seconded by Regular Member Moore to allow the owner to erect a monument sign three feet from the right-of--way, but hold the applicant to the requirements of the code for the maximum size of sixty square feet. Vote on Motion: The motion carried by a vote of 4 to 0. 4. PERSONAL APPEARANCES (CITIZEN PARTICIPATION REGARDING NON-SCHEDULED ITEMS AFFECTING THE ZONING AFFAIRS OF THE CITY) There were no personal appearances. 5. ADJOURNMENT There being no further business to come before the Board, Chairman Brantley declared the meeting adjourned at 7:57 p.m. Linda Cowart, Recording Secretary Malvin Brantley, Chairman