Posted: October 21, 2021
Rapid City
Agenda Item Summary

Agenda Item Ref. #: 21VA009 - Section 21, T2N, R7E

Agenda Item Title:

21VA009 - Variance to allow an 85 foot high on-premise sign in lieu of maximum allowed 45 foot sign

Origination Group:
Planning Commission
Origination Meeting Date:
Texas Republic Signs, LLC
Staff Contact:
Karl Bauer, Current Planner II
2783 Deadwood Avenue
Agenda Item Summary:
The applicant has submitted a request for a Variance to allow an 85-foot high sign in lieu of a maximum allowed 45-foot high sign. More specifically, the proposed sign is to replace an existing 84.54-foot high legal non-conforming sign at the Pilot Travel Center near the intersection of Interstate 90 and Deadwood Avenue. The existing sign consists of two poles 11.125 feet apart and has a cumulative face area of 313.7 square feet on each side. The proposed sign will consist of a single pole with a cumulative face area of 418.75 square feet on each side. The applicant is proposing to build the new sign at the same location as the existing sign, approximately 100 feet from the Interstate 90 off ramp right-of-way and approximately 70 feet from the nearest property line. The applicant has indicated that the existing sign is experiencing structural issues and needs to be replaced, and that the height is necessary to catch the attention of passing motorists on Interstate 90. The applicant has also stated that trees along Interstate 90 would block a 45-foot tall sign.

Funding Source & Fiscal Impact (if applicable):

Funding Cost Center


Origination Recommendation Action:
Origination Recommendation Notes:
Zoning Board of Adjustment Denied based on Criteria 1, 2, 3 and 4: 10/21/2021

Attachments & Links to Download:

21VA009 Project Report 

21VA009 Attachments

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