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File #: 21-0521B    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 4/22/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/4/2021 Final action: 5/4/2021
Title: Pass the ordinance approving a variance to permit a wall sign to be located on an accessory structure on the property located at 1515 N. Naper Blvd. - PZC 21-1-035
Attachments: 1. Ordinance, 2. Exhibit A - Legal, 3. Exhibit B - Location, 4. Exhibit C - Sign Rendering, 5. Exhibit D - Standards, 6. Application, 7. Variance Petition, 8. Location Map, 9. Sign Distance Exhibit, 10. Existing Culvers Signage, 11. Draft PZC Minutes
Related files: 21-0521
CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM

ACTION REQUESTED:
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Pass the ordinance approving a variance to permit a wall sign to be located on an accessory structure on the property located at 1515 N. Naper Blvd. - PZC 21-1-035
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DEPARTMENT: Transportation, Engineering and Development

SUBMITTED BY: Sara Kopinski, AICP

ENTITLEMENTS REQUESTED:
A variance to Section 6-16-5.2 of the Municipal Code to permit a wall sign to be located on an accessory structure on the property located at 1515 N. Naper Blvd.

BOARD/COMMISSION REVIEW:
The Planning and Zoning Commission (PZC) considered this matter on April 21, 2021 and voted to recommend approval of the request (Approved 7-0). Staff concurs.

BACKGROUND:
The subject property consists of 1.29 acres with frontage along Naperville-Wheaton Road. The property was developed with a Culvers restaurant in 2019, in accordance with the Ogden Avenue Corridor Enhancement Initiative and the City's vision for the east Ogden area. Original plans for the site were processed as part of the Tartan Point Subdivision.

Section 6-16-5.2 of the Naperville Municipal Code requires a wall sign to be installed on a building facade. The petitioner requests approval of a sign variance to permit Culvers to install a permanent wall sign on an accessory structure for improved visibility from Naperville/Wheaton Road and Ogden Avenue.

DISCUSSION:
Since Tartan Point's initial approvals and development of the Culvers site was completed, the property to the south has begun construction of a grocery store and multi-tenant building, blocking views of Culvers from Ogden Avenue and portions of Naperville/Wheaton Road. The petitioner has worked with this adjacent property owner and provided them the drive aisle reconfigurations and easements necessary to maintain cross access between the two properties as the grocery store is developed. This new drive aisle configuration/access easement requires Culvers to demolish their existing trash enclosure, and construct a...

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