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<br /> <br />CITY OF LAKEVILLE <br />PLANNING COMMISSION WORK SESSION MINUTES <br />August 16, 2018 <br /> <br /> <br />Chair Kaluza called the work session to order at 7:55 p.m. <br /> <br />Members Present: Chair Pat Kaluza, Karl Drotning, Scott Einck, Brooks Lillehei, Jason <br />Swenson, and Jeff Witte <br /> <br />Members Absent: Vice Chair Jason Kelvie <br /> <br />Staff Present: Planning Director Daryl Morey and Associate Planner Kris Jenson <br /> <br />Others Present: Kris Hernandez, Install This Sign and Awning Co. <br /> <br /> <br />Home Goods Sign Variance Discussion <br /> <br />Ms. Jenson provided a brief history of Sign Ordinance requirements as it pertains to the <br />subject site as well as the Timbercrest at Lakeville design standards approved with the <br />planned unit development (PUD) in 2001. Ms. Jenson stated that staff contacted The <br />Avalon Group about the possibility of HomeGoods having a panel on the large <br />Timbercrest area identification sign adjacent to I-35. Staff was informed that there are <br />different ownership groups for the property that includes the area identification sign (and <br />SuperTarget) and the property that includes the HomeGoods and Marshalls tenant <br />spaces. The Avalon Group also informed staff that there is a 6,000 s.f. vacant tenant <br />space east of the HomeGoods tenant space, which means that a second wall sign <br />would not be allowed by ordinance for HomeGoods. <br /> <br />Ms. Jenson updated the Planning Commission regarding staff’s research on the 2007 <br />Zoning Ordinance amendment. She stated that staff has concluded the change for <br />maximum allowed wall sign size in the freeway corridor district from 150 s.f. to 100 s.f. <br />was an error; as such, staff supports a Zoning Ordinance amendment to correct the <br />th <br />error. The Zoning Ordinance public hearing will be scheduled for the September 6 <br />th <br />Planning Commission meeting and the September 17 City Council meeting. <br /> <br />The Planning Commission expressed support for the Zoning Ordinance amendment to <br />address HomeGoods’ signage needs; however, they did not support the variance <br />request to allow a 162 s.f. wall sign because the variance criteria are not met. Mr. <br />Hernandez acknowledged the Planning Commission’s support for the Zoning Ordinance <br />amendment and indicated that he would contact HomeGoods about reducing the <br />requested wall sign to 150 square feet. <br /> <br /> <br />The work session adjourned at 8:25 p.m. <br /> <br /> <br />