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File #: 21-0151    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/21/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 2/2/2021 Final action: 2/2/2021
Title: Option A: Concur with the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Petitioner and pass the ordinance granting a variance to permit an internally illuminated sign at 605 South Washington Street. Option B: Concur with staff and deny the variance to permit an internally illuminated sign at 605 South Washington Street.
Attachments: 1. Ordinance, 2. Exhibit A, 3. Exhibit B, 4. Exhibit C, 5. Exhibit D, 6. PZC Meeting Minutes 1-20-21 DRAFT, 7. Application, 8. Disclosure of Beneficiaries, 9. 6.1.2016 PZC minutes, 10. Location Map
Related files: 21-0070
CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM

ACTION REQUESTED:
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Option A: Concur with the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Petitioner and pass the ordinance granting a variance to permit an internally illuminated sign at 605 South Washington Street.

Option B: Concur with staff and deny the variance to permit an internally illuminated sign at 605 South Washington Street.
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DEPARTMENT: Transportation, Engineering and Development

SUBMITTED BY: Kathleen Russell, Community Planner

BOARD/COMMISSION REVIEW:
The Planning and Zoning Commission (PZC) considered this matter on January 20, 2021, and voted to recommend approval of the request (approved 7-0). Staff does not concur with the PZC's recommendation.

On June 1, 2016, PZC reviewed, and denied (vote: 0 in favor; 6 opposed), a variance application to permit an existing internally illuminated sign in the Transitional Use (TU) District at 605 S. Washington St. (PZC #16-1-056). There was no public testimony and the petitioner did not move the case forward for City Council review.

The existing sign has remained at the subject property; however, the internal illumination has not been utilized since 2016.

BACKGROUND:
The subject property is located at 605 S. Washington Street, and consists of an approximately 19,060 square foot parcel. The property is improved with an office building and associated parking area, and is zoned TU. This zoning designation is consistent with the adjacent properties to the north and south. The properties to the west are zoned Office, Commercial, and Institutional District. An established residential neighborhood is located immediately west of the subject property.

DISCUSSION:
The Petitioner, Dr. Joshua Foxson, a representative of the owner, Four Fox Enterprises, LLC, requests approval of a variance for an internally illuminated sign to remain in the TU zoning district.

Per Section 6-16-6:4 of the Naperville Municipal Code, which was updated in 2017, signs on properties zoned TU c...

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