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CL-2236 New Business   Item #: D.       
Meeting Date: 12/03/2019  
Subject:    Request to Amend the City Zoning Code to Allow Larger Freestanding Signs in Certain Zoning Districts by Special Use Permit
From: Kenneth C. Gillie, Jr.

COUNCIL ACTION
Business Meeting:     12/03/2019
SUMMARY
A request has been filed to amend Chapter 41, entitled “Zoning Ordinance” of the Code of the City of Danville, VA 1986, more specifically, various sections and subsections of Article 3.I entitled “TO-C, Transitional Office District”, Article 3.J entitled “N-C Neighborhood Commercial District, Article 3.K entitled “CB-C, Central Business District”, and Article 3.L entitled “TW-C, Tobacco Warehouse District” to allow for waivers of maximum sign area by Special Use Permit; to amend Article 10, entitled “Sign Regulations”, Section M entitled “Permitted signs in the N-C and TO-C Commercial Districts”; Section N, entitled “Permitted Signs in the CB-C, Central Business District”, and Section O, entitled “Permitted signs in the TW-C Tobacco Warehouse Commercial District” to allow for the maximum size of signs permitted by Special Use Permit to match the limitations set forth in Section P, “Entitled Permitted signs in the Highway Retail, HR-C and Planned Shopping Center, PS-C, Commercial Districts”.
BACKGROUND
The City has received a request to amend the City Signage regulations for the TO-C, Transitional Office District, N-C Neighborhood Commercial District, CB-C, Central Business District, and TW-C, Tobacco Warehouse District to allow for waivers of maximum sign area by Special Use Permit.  This request is also to amend the Sign Regulations in the N-C, TO-C, CB-C, and TW-C Districts to allow for the maximum size of signs permitted by Special Use Permit to match the limitations set forth in HR-C and PS-C Districts.

At their meeting of November 12, 2019, the Planning Commission voted 7-0 to recommend approval of the request.
RECOMMENDATION
It is recommended that City Council adopt an Ordinance amending Chapter 41, entitled “Zoning Ordinance” of the Code of the City of Danville, VA 1986, more specifically various sections and subsections of Article 3.I entitled “TO-C, Transitional Office District”, Article 3.J entitled “N-C Neighborhood Commercial District, Article 3.K entitled “CB-C, Central Business District”, and Article 3.L entitled “TW-C, Tobacco Warehouse District” to allow for waivers of maximum sign area by Special Use Permit; to amend Article 10, entitled “Sign Regulations”, Section M entitled “Permitted signs in the N-C and TO-C Commercial Districts”; Section N, entitled “Permitted signs in the CB-C, Central Business District”, and Section O, entitled “Permitted signs in the TW-C Tobacco Warehouse Commercial District” to allow for the maximum size of signs permitted by Special Use Permit to match the limitations set forth in Section P, “Entitled Permitted signs in the Highway Retail, HR-C and Planned Shopping Center, PS-C, Commercial Districts”.

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