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Contact Information:

  Name Joe Ashton
  Title/Position Councilmember
  Entity City of River Oaks
  E-mail jashton@riveroakstx.com
  Phone (817) 246-4971 ext. 266

Project Number:  053

Parcel ID(s):  1435--1R2

Project Description:  A public hearing and action item on a request from Frank Kent Mitsubishi for a 446 square foot exception from the maximum area for a permanent, free standing, freeway pole sign in order to construct a 646 sq. ft. message board located at 9100 West Freeway, described as Block Lot 1R2, Bailey Enterprise Addition. The Building Official denied the application on the basis that the sign exceeded the maximum area, so the Board of Adjustments and Appeals will hear this item on Wednesday, July 17. The property owner has been in communication with Rachel Wiggins from the base regarding the project, and is eager to be something of a test case for how to make a sign like this compatible with the Naval Air Station, even offering to allow the base to have remote access to deactivate the sign whenever necessary for base operations.

Date Submitted:  7/16/2013 8:24:53 AM

Deadline for Comments:  7/23/2013

References Comprehensive Plans Zoning Maps
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Suggested Land Use Compatibility in Noise Zones
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Tarrant Appraisal District (Property Search)
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Lake Worth
River Oaks
Westworth Village
White Settlement
Benbrook
Fort Worth
Lake Worth
River Oaks
Sansom Park
Westworth Village
White Settlement

Comments

Name Entity Date Comment
Jocelyn Murphy City of Fort Worth 7/16/2013 Fortunately the sign is not located within the approach zone for the NAS which would hinder the pilots' ability to safely navigate. Consideration should be made for the brightness of the sign and the ability to dim at night, possible angling downward of the sign so as to be viewed from beneath and not above, and overall consideration for glare and light pollution. They could also consider installing shields on the top of the sign to further reduce the visibility of the sign from above.
Brett McGuire City of Lake Worth 7/16/2013 Interference with base operations would be of the highest priority in this case. I would agree that brightness, lighting angle, shielding etc would be of concern. I presume that they just want a variance for the total square footage and not a variance for excess height? I like the fact that Frank Kent is willing to have a dialogue with NAS/JRB in order to make it compatible; and not a hindrance to aircraft navigation. I also like the idea of the base being able to have remote access in case they need to turn the sign off if necessary.
Joe Ashton City of River Oaks 7/17/2013 Brett - That is correct, the applicant is only seeking a variance with regard to the size of the sign, not the height.
Rachel Wiggins Past CPLO at NAS Fort Worth, JRB 7/17/2013 NAS Ft Worth JRB appreciates the opportunity to coordinate early on this project. The applicant has agreed to coordinate with us on remote-deactivation capabilities, dimming tests, and potential periods of darkness. We look forward to the continued coordination which should allow us to collect som real-world data and anecdotes via this test case to help us address the issue of urban lighting most appropriately in the future.
Jack Adkison City of River Oaks 7/23/2013 Great comments,this is what we need, thanks for everyones interest, frank kent is to be commended for recognizing our mission.

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