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Here’s The Scoop … The November 17, 2010 Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Planning & Zoning Board Meeting Agenda … # 4 & #5 Top Priorities Come Back To Be Addressed…

P & Z TAKES “2ND BITE AT THE APPLE” ….

Dear Readers …tomorrow night the P & Z Board will re-visit 2 issues that came before them for “clean-up” ..(prev. post)…The Commission… as stated in the memo scanned below from the backup available on the Town website (link below) ..wants the board to look at the whole ordinance and not just at the underlined/stricken portions as was done in their first “bite” of this “apple” ….. The Town has put forward their preferences on the subject of parking and where they stand concerning relaxing the parking requirements in the downtown business district…They are not for it and provide Delray Beach as one municipality who has parking options already up and running for a comparison and it appears preferable to them for the reasons listed in the backup … On the signage the Dir. of Development states the TM wants the board to take into consideration the image or “branding” that will be a part of the Master Plan revisions and will impact the look of the signage if we retain pole/pylon signs and/or keep the status quo of not allowing for them for new businesses or business who are faced with 50% or more destruction/reconstruction of existing pole/pylon signs…  This writer hopes the businesses will weigh in heavily on both items and continue to have a voice in the matter …We hear they were in attendance in good numbers at last night’s Nov. 15, 2010 Strategic Priority Workshop Meeting which may be a sign…pun intended …that they clearly intend to do just that…

These two items made it in the top 28 priority list completed by the Commission/Town Manager last evening …
From that meeting’s backup…

#4 -Sign code revisions /To do this right will involve significant work- researching other attractive & coastal cities’ sign codes, deciding on a policy for dealing with retroactivity of changes – many cities give nonconforming signs 3-5 years to come into compliance, drafting ordinance changes, etc.

#5-Parking Regulations/ The Town needs to develop greater flexibility in our parking regulations to facilitate economic development. Staff has already suggested options & the P&Z Board will be making their recommendations. Ordinance amendments will be necessary.

TOWN OF LAUDERDALE-BY-THE-SEA

PLANNING & ZONING

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 17, 2010
AT 6:30 PM IN JARVIS HALL

AGENDA BACKUP DOCUMENTS

I. CALL TO ORDER

II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG

III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – Regular Meeting of the Planning and Zoning Board – September 15,2010

IV. PUBLIC COMMENTS

V. NEW BUSINESS

Request: Workshop for the Planning and Zoning Board to provide recommendations to the Town Commission on proposed amendments to the Town’s Code of Ordinances.

— Staff Memo

Backup scan pgs 1 + 2…

— Commission Resolution

Item #1: Proposed changes to the required parking regulations and general public parking requirements.

BC- synopsis in above memo …full backup on Town website …link below …

a. Exhibit 1

b. Exhibit 2

c. Exhibit 3

At the June 23, 2010 Commission Roundtable meeting, staff was given direction to research altenatives to provide more flexibility and options for businesses to meet their required parking requirements. In addition, we were asked to evaluate the request to allow private property owners to offer parking to the public in limited circumstances.

Item #2: Proposed changes to the Town’s Sign Regulations.

The synopsis is in above memo …full backup on Town website…link below …

a. Exhibit 1

b. Exhibit 2

c. Exhibit 3

At the October 12, 2010 Town Commission meeting, the Commission voted in favor to send the item back to the Planning and Zoning Board with direction that they do not want to make piecemeal revisions to the sign code, but to do a comprehensive rewrite of the sign code that involves the business community’s input. The Town Manager has asked staff to point out that the sign code should be consistent with the Town and Chamber’s branding efforts and the aesthetic design issues that will be defined as we update the Master Plan.

V. OLD BUSINESS

NONE

VI. UPDATES / BOARD MEMBER COMMENTS

VII. ADJOURNMENT

Link to Town website ..backup under Town meetings … http://www.lauderdalebythesea-fl.gov/

Meeting will be open to the public …comment allowed as seen on the agenda above … televised on Comcast Ch. 78/ Live-streamed and archived on Town website …link for video … http://lbts.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=2

more to come…

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