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File #: 21-2445   
Type: Staff Briefing - Without Ordinance
In control: Board of Adjustment
On agenda: 4/5/2021
Posting Language: BOA-21-10300015: A request by The Rock Fellowship/All Nations Worship Assembly for a 16’ sign variance to allow the single-tenant signage to be 40’ tall, located at 8235 Vicar Drive. Staff recommends Approval. (Council District 2) (Azadeh Sagheb, Planner (210) 207-5407,, Development Services Department)
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Case Number:
The Rock Fellowship/All Nations Worship Assembly
The Rock Fellowship/All Nations Worship Assembly
Council District:|1010|Location:
8235 Vicar Drive
Legal Description:
Lot 26, NCB 12167
"C-3NA AHOD" General Commercial Nonalcoholic Sales Airport Hazard Overlay District
Case Manager:
Azadeh Sagheb, Planner

A request for a sign variance, as described in Chapter 28, Section 28-45, to allow the single-tenant signage to be 40' tall.
Executive Summary
The subject property is located within a triangular area bounded by three major thoroughfares: NE Loop 410 as an Expressway on the north, Perrin Beitel as a Secondary Arterial Type B on the west, Austin Highway as a Primary Arterial Type A on the south. The surrounding area is occupied by commercial, office, industrial, vacant properties, and a drainage ditch.
The applicant is seeking to use an existing 40' tall pylon to install a 72.25 square feet sign cabinet and utilize it as single-tenant signage for the All Nations Worship Assembly. The subject sign is approximately 800' from the Expressway, and approximately 600' from Secondary Arterial street and has existed on the property since 2003. Therefore, any alteration in height would cause loss of the non-conforming use status of the pylon.
Vicar drive is considered a commercial collector street because it is used for commercial access to commercially zoned properties and uses. Because of its current commercial zoning and proximity to other commercially zoned properties, the code allows a sign to be up to 24 feet in height for this property. Therefore, the applicant needs to obtain a 16' variance to be able to use the existing 40' tall pole.
The Development Services Department Sign Inspector reviewed the request and based on the location setback from an Arterial street and the Expressway recommended approval of the requested variance.

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