Agenda Item Title:
21UR010 - Major Amendment to a Conditional Use Permit to revise an existing LED sign
Origination Meeting Date:
Central States Fair, Inc.
Sarah Hanzel, Planning Projects Division Manager
West of Cambell Street between San Francisco Street and Centre Street
Agenda Item Summary:
The applicant has submitted a Major Amendment to a Conditional Use Permit to revise an existing light emitting diode (LED) reader board sign at the Central States Fairgrounds. The applicant is proposing to alter the existing pole sign located adjacent to Cambell Street to include a larger electronic reader board sign. The proposed LED reader board sign measures 13.25 feet by 6.75 feet, totaling 89.44 square feet of LED reader board. The previous amendment to the Conditional Use Permit granted a 51 square foot LED reader board. The applicant is intending to replace the 51 square-foot sign with a larger, and more modern board that will provide better visibility for the fairgrounds. The existing sign panels for the “Central States Fairgrounds” and a sign identifying sponsorship will also be located on the existing sign poles. The subject property is zoned Flood Hazard District and is approximately 22.43 acres in size. On-premise signs, including electronic reader board signs, are a permitted use within the Flood Hazard District. On August 6, 2020 the Planning Commission approved a Conditional Use Permit (File #21UR006) to allow a 51 square foot LE reader board sign. A stipulation of approval requires that a Major Amendment to the Conditional Use Permit be submitted for review and approval if the sign is enlarged or relocated. In addition, the applicant has also submitted a Variance request to allow an 89.44 square foot LED sign in lieu of a maximum 60 square foot sign as allowed pursuant to the Sign Code (17.54.080.E.2).
Funding Source & Fiscal Impact (if applicable):
Origination Recommendation Action:
Approve with Stipulations
Origination Recommendation Notes:
Staff recommends that if the Planning Commission determines the use is appropriate, the Major Amendment to the Conditional Use Permit to revise and existing LED sign should be approved with the stipulations as outlined in the Project Report