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File #: 2022-4933    Name:
Type: Public Hearing - Sworn Status: Presented
File created: 5/8/2022 In control: City Council - Regular Session
On agenda: 5/24/2022 Final action: 5/24/2022
Title: Public Hearing: Application #PL2022-157 - Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) amendment - Amendment to the allowable freestanding sign standards for non-residential uses in the AG, RDR, RLL, R-1, RP-1, RP-2, RP-3 and RP-4 zoning districts under Article 9, Section 9.260, Table 9-1; City of Lee's Summit, applicant.
Sponsors: Planning and Special Projects
Attachments: 1. UDO Amendment, 2. May 12, 2022 Plannng Commissin Action Letter, 3. Staff Report
Related files: BILL NO. 22-110
Title
Public Hearing: Application #PL2022-157 - Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) amendment - Amendment to the allowable freestanding sign standards for non-residential uses in the AG, RDR, RLL, R-1, RP-1, RP-2, RP-3 and RP-4 zoning districts under Article 9, Section 9.260, Table 9-1; City of Lee's Summit, applicant.

Body
Issue/Request:
Staff proposes an amendment to the UDO that will add “ground sign” as a permitted type of permanent sign for non-residential uses (e.g. churches, schools, institutional or special uses) in the agricultural and residential zoning districts. With a few exceptions, City parks are located on property that is zoned for agricultural or residential purposes. In the course of the City’s Parks & Recreation Department pursuit of additional wayfinding signage along NE Blackwell Pkwy for Legacy Park, it was discovered that the UDO’s sign standards don’t accommodate for ground signs in the agricultural and residential zoning districts. While monument signs are allowed in said zoning districts, the Parks & Recreation Department’s sign program uses ground signs to identify parks, which are a similar but distinct type of sign. The proposed UDO amendment to include ground signs in the list of allowable sign types for non-residential uses in the agricultural and residential zoning districts brings the UDO into alignment with the Parks & Recreation Department’s sign program. Ground signs are already a permitted sign type under the UDO in the commercial, industrial and mixed-use zoning districts, so ground signs used to identify parks located on property with those zoning classifications are compliant with the UDO.

Presenter
Hector Soto, Jr., Senior Planner

Recommendation
Staff recommends APPROVAL of the proposed UDO amendment.

Committee Recommendation
On a motion by Vice Chair Arth, seconded by Ms. Jana-Ford, the Planning Commission unanimously (7-0) voted on May 12, 2022, to recommend approval of Appl. #PL2022-157 - UNIFIED DEVELO...

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