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VILLAGE OF RIVERSIDE, ILLINOIS

PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING AND PUBLIC HEARING 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

7:00 PM

Riverside Township Hall, Room 4

27 Riverside Road, Riverside, IL 60546

A G E N D A

1.

Call to Order

2.

Roll Call

Chairperson

 Paul Kucera

 Commission Members

David Lesniak    Theresa Pelletier
Jill Mateo          Adrian Mendoza
Joel Marhoul     Alyson Scanlon

3.

Approval of Minutes

3.I.

Planning & Zoning Commission Regular Meeting minutes of January 25, 2017

4.

Visitors, Petitions, Citizen Requests and Communications

5.

Liaison Report

5.I.

Village Board Update

6.

Public Hearing And Recommendations

 

6.I.

PZ17-03 – 2720-2728 S. Harlem Ave. (Shining Smiles Dentistry) – Sign Variation to erect a second internally illuminated wall sign that would cause the signage to exceed the maximum wall sign area permitted for the business. The proposed sign would be located on the south elevation of the multi-tenant building at 2720-2728 S. Harlem Ave., where the Petitioner does not have business frontage.

A.  PUBLIC HEARING to consider a request for a sign variation from Section 4-3-14(B) (Sign Controls in the B1 District: Wall Signs) of the Riverside Village Code, and from Table 2 (B1 Zoning District Sign Standards) of that same section, which state that the maximum allowed area of a wall sign is 1 square foot per lineal foot of lot frontage (or business frontage for multi-tenant buildings) with a minimum of 25 square feet and a maximum of 100 square feet. Petitioner is authorized to have 48.9 square feet of wall signage under the Code, and is proposing two (2) wall signs, each of which will be 35.23 square feet in area, for a combined total of 70.46 square feet. In addition, the sign proposed for the south wall of the Property is not on a wall that is part of Petitioner’s business frontage in the multi-tenant building. Petitioner: Dr. Milad Nourahmadi, Shining Smiles Dentistry.

B.  DISCUSSION, MOTION AND RECOMMENDATION by Planning and Zoning Commission to the Village Board regarding the request for text amendments set forth in 6.1.A above.

7.

Old Business

8.

New Business

8.I.

Text Amendment Discussion

Discussion on and direction to Staff regarding possible text amendments to the Zoning Code, including potential revisions to Sections 10-1-3 (Applicability), 10-2-2-5 (Building Permit), 10-7-3 (Accessory Structures and Uses), 10-7-4 (Permitted Encroachments), 10-8-9 (Required Off Street Parking Spaces)/Table 8 (Required Off Street Parking), 10-10-5 (Nonconforming Lot of Record) and 10-11-4 (Other Terms Defined). The possible amendments include addressing inconsistencies, and making clarifications, additions, deletions and changes to the foregoing sections regarding prohibitions on the creation of additional nonconformities, the dollar amounts of work necessary to trigger building permit requirement, the applicability of accessory structure/accessory building regulations, parking requirements in the B1-TC Zoning District, revisions to the Code regarding nonconforming lots of record, including the use, transfer, conveyance, or division of lots of record held in common ownership, and additions or changes to the definitions of Lot, Zoning Lot, and Accessory Structure and Structure.

9.

Information Items

10.

Adjournment

cc: Village Manager Jessica Frances, Village Trustee Doug Pollock, Village Attorney Michael Marrs, Landmark, Suburban Life and Website.

Residents and visitors are welcome to all meetings of the Planning and Zoning Commission.  Public comments are welcome on any topic at Regular Meetings, while at Special Meetings, public comments must be limited to issues listed on the agenda. Comments may be made at any time.  Individuals who wish to comment must be recognized by the Chairperson and then speak at the podium, beginning by identifying themselves by name and address.   

 

Any individual with a disability requiring a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the meeting should contact Village Manager Jessica Frances at least five working days in advance of the next scheduled meeting at (708) 447-2700 ext. 254.