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Far West Design Review Case Report


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Project Information

Far West Case #  FW 2016-026

Address: 12225 Lorain Ave
Company: Bnext Signs & Awnings Inc
Architect: Bnext Signs & Awnings

Committee Actions/Submissions

Date: October 6, 2016
Committee: Staff
Action Type: Initial Plan Submission

Committee wishes to see this project, in person, again.

Date: October 26, 2016
Committee: Local Design Review Committee
Action Type: Conceptual Approval

Basic composition of sign and illumination are okay.

Committee requests plans be revised to include the following elements:

  1. Metal building facade needs to be cleaned and painted.
  2. Applicant should provide a proposed paint color at next meeting. Committee recommends a shade of gray, blue-gray, or medium blue. Committee suggests a color tone that transitions from a historic to contemporary palette.
  3. Remove Mi Casita sign, located on adjacent storefront which is under common ownership. Mi Casita has been closed for years.
  4. Provide additional information to ensure that historic features of building will not be damaged or compromised during sign installation. The building has a metal facade over the upper level. Committee requests photographs of the area behind the metal facade and details on installation and locations of wall penetration. Goal is to ensure that exterior of upper level of building will not be damaged by installation of this sign, or it's electrical conduits. This building is in a landmark district. We hope that, someday, the metal facade will be removed, so it's important to protect the integrity of the concealed, older parts of the building.
  5. Study use of projecting banners instead of flush appliques where vertical graphics are proposed.
  6. Consider toning-down desgn of the vertical graphics.
Date: December 1, 2016
Committee: Local Design Review Committee
Action Type: Revised Plan Submission
Date: December 14, 2016
Committee: Local Design Review Committee
Action Type: Approved

No Conditions

Motion to recommend 'Approve as Presented' passed 6 to 2.

Yea Votes: McAndrews, Work, Howard, Lasch, Blazek, Cader.

Nay Votes: Provolt, Chesnes

Presenters: Aldo Dure (BNext Signs), Michelle Hassan (Business Owner)

Signs, lighting, and wiring will mount to horizontal, metal bars, behind existing, aluminum facade. Installation will not result in additional penetrations into original masonry wall behind aluminum facade.

Chad Dasher voiced support of Westown Community Development Corporation.