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Far West Design Review Case Report

SALVATION ARMY DIGITAL SIGN

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Project Information

Far West Case #  FW 2016-021

Address: 12645 Lorain Ave
Company: Wagner Electric Sign Co
Architect:
Description:

Install monument sign with digital reader board in front of Salvation Army building.

Notes:  

Committee Actions/Submissions

Date: September 21, 2016
Committee: Staff
Action Type: Initial Plan Submission
Conditions/Notes:  
 
Date: September 28, 2016
Committee: Local Design Review Committee
Action Type: Tabled
Conditions:  

Committee motion to Table.

Request that applicant return with a complete sign package for the entire site.

The following suggestions/comments were provided by the committee. Applicant is encouraged to revise proposal with consideration given to committee comments. If suggested revisions are made, approval is not guaranteed.

  1. Operation: Copy should not flash, scroll, move, or be otherwise animated in any way.
  2. Operation: Copy should change instantly, and should not fade-in or fade-out.
  3. Operation: Brightness should be limited to 5,000 nits in the daytime and 250 nits in the evening.
  4. Operation: Copy should not change more frequently than every 30 seconds.
  5. Digital sign should be a model that is only capable of displaying red or amber text on a black background.
  6. The current proposal shows an unconcealed edge of the digital sign facing the street. Consider concealing this edge by turning the sign 180 degrees or by applying a veneer to cover the edge.
  7. Consider locating digital face in the middle or bottom third of the sign structure. Location on upper portion of sign structure is considered inappropriate.
  8. Overall sign structure may be too large for a front yard area. 5' high by 7'8" wide is proposed. Consider reducing the size of the entire structure.
  9. Ratio of digital sign face area to overall sign structure area is too great. Consider reducing the size of the digital sign relative to the overall sign structure.

Voting members in attendance: Jeff Blazek, Deb Lasch, Marty Cader, Mike McAndrews, Tommy Chesnes, Jim Pinter

Non-Voting members in attendance: Chad Dasher (Westown CDC)

Date: October 19, 2016
Committee: Staff
Action Type: Revised Plan Submission
Conditions/Notes:  

Awaiting a final set of plans from applicant, with operational conditions listed.

Approve Votes: McAndrews, Chesnes, Cader

Disapprove Votes: Blazek

 
Date: October 26, 2016
Committee: Local Design Review Committee
Action Type: Approved with Conditions
Conditions:  
Conditions:
  1. Operation: Copy should not flash, scroll, move, or be otherwise animated in any way.
  2. Operation: Copy should change instantly, and should not fade-in or fade-out.
  3. Operation: Brightness should be limited to 5,000 nits in the daytime and 250 nits in the evening.
  4. Operation: Copy should not change more frequently than every 10 seconds.

 

Blazek Comment: "concerned about the precedent setting nature of the sign and the overall size of the digital display"