Attachment B

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD STAFF REPORT

 

 

Project #: Name

 

ARB-2004-57: Jim Price Kia Signs

 

Review Type

 

Certificate of Appropriateness for Signs

 

Parcel Identification

 

Tax Map 78, Parcel 9

 

Location

 

On the north side of Route 250 East,  between the Town and Country Motel and Free Bridge Auto

 

Zoned

 

Highway Commercial (HC), Entrance Corridor (EC)

 

Owner

 

Albemarle Hotel LLC

 

Magisterial District

 

Rivanna

 

Proposal

 

To install one freestanding sign and three wall signs

 

ARB Meeting Date

 

September 20, 2004

 

Staff Contact

 

Margaret Maliszewski

PROJECT HISTORY

A Certificate of Appropriateness was issued for the revisions to the Kia site and building on May 9, 2003. The proposal did not include new signage. The previously existing non-conforming freestanding sign is shown on the approved site plan. A temporary sign has been installed between the parking area and the EC.

 

PROJECT DETAILS and ANALYSIS

KIA Wall Sign

Proposal

Type: Internally illuminated oval cabinet

Cabinet Size: 4 11 3/8 (4 11 5/16) long x 2 11 high (2 11 7/16) x 1 1 1/16 deep

Letter Size: 1 2 1/8 high x 3 1-1/16 long

Colors: Red background, white letters, chrome ring

Location: At west (left) end of building, on angled wall facing southeast, centered top to bottom in 36 tall wall area between window and cornice, centered left to right over window.

Mounting: Cabinet bolted to wall

Illumination: All face portions of sign to illuminate: chrome ring, red background, white letters

 

Comments

 

Recommendations

 

KIA Freestanding Sign

Proposal

Type: Monument style sign with internally illuminated cabinet on a fiberglass base

Overall Sign Height: 10 tall

Cabinet Size: 8 6 3/8 (8 6 ) long x 5 1 13/16 (5 2 1/8) high x approx. 2 deep

Base Size: Approximately 5 tall overall

Lower base: 10 9 9/16 long x 6 10 wide x 1 9 high

Middle base: 5 2 long x 1 7 13/16 deep x approx. 2 1 5/16 tall

Upper base: less than 5 long x 1 1 3/16 deep x approx. 1 high

Colors/Materials: Charcoal gray fiberglass lower base, Kia gray middle and upper base, red sign face, white letters, chrome ring, Kia gray cabinet

Location: Sketch plan shows proposed sign in same general location as previously existing sign, along EC frontage, centered on building front. The sketch plan shows a 5 setback and a sign that measures less than 10 long.

Illumination: Illuminated face and chrome ring, opaque fiberglass (base).

Comments

 

Recommendations

Price Wall Sign

 

Proposal

Type: Internally illuminated cabinet

Sign Size: 5 6 long x 1 6 tall x 10 deep

Letter Height: 1 tall

Materials: Aluminum face

Colors: White letters on black background, thin white border

Location: At west (left) end of building, on front (south) elevation facing EC, centered top to bottom in 36 tall wall area between window and cornice, not centered left to right or over window, unspecified distance from edge of wall

Illumination: Letters to be illuminated (black background)

 

Comments

 

Recommendations

 

Parts and Service Wall Sign

Proposal

Type: Internally illuminated cabinet

Size: 15 7 7/8 long x 16 tall

Materials: Aluminum face

Colors: White letters on black background, thin white border

Location: On side (east) elevation, in wall area to south (left) of service bays. The sign is not shown centered in wall area or centered over door.

Illumination: Letters to be illuminated (black background)

Mounting: Bolted to wall

 

Comments

 

Recommendations

 

RECOMMENDATIONS

 

Staff recommends the following changes to the sign proposal:

 

1.       Revise the Kia, Price, and Parts & Service cabinet signs to individual letters mounted to the wall.

2.       If the ARB should approve the use of cabinet sign for the Kia wall and freestanding signs, revise the designs to indicate opaque backgrounds and non-illuminated rings.

3.       Revise the Price sign location to be centered over the door or over the window.

4.       Revise the Parts & Service wall sign location to be centered over the door.

5.       Revise the base of the Kia freestanding sign from fiberglass to brick that matches the brick of the building.

6.       Revise the sketch plan to show a freestanding sign size that is coordinated with the sign size shown on the design drawings. Show that the sign will fit between the 5 setback and the edge of the landscape bed. Show the 5 setback measured from the property line.

 

NOTE: Any new light fixtures not included in the site plan approval will require additional review.


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