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Limerick Restaurant Seeks Sign Zoning Relief

LIMERICK PA – A local restaurant owner’s request for variances to allow signs at his place of business that would not otherwise conform with Limerick zoning regulations will be considered Oct. 26 (2016; Wednesday) beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 646 W. Ridge Pike, during a meeting of the township Zoning Hearing Board.

The zoning hearing is free to attend and open to the public. Those in attendance will be allowed, if they wish, to comment on the signage proposal.

Mark Klein, who is identified in a legal advertisement announcing the hearing date as the owner of the restaurant at 411 W. Ridge Pike., is proposing to erect a 72.6-square-foot sign that includes a 35-square-foot message sign board. He is asking for four variances regarding distance of setback from the curb, height of the sign base, the height and width of the sign itself, and the sign’s total area.

Seeking relief for a restaurant sign

A copy of the legal advertisement published Oct. 12 (2016) that announced the zoning hearing appears below:



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN in accordance with the Limerick Township Zoning Ordinance of 1961, as amended, of a hearing before the Limerick Township Zoning Hearing Board on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. at the Limerick Township Municipal Building, 646 West Ridge Pike, Limerick Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, 19468, on the Application of Mark Klein. The Applicant is owner of property located at 411 W. Ridge Pike, Limerick Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania (identified as Tax Parcel No. 37-00-04126-00-4), (hereinafter “Subject Property”). The Subject Property is located in a MS – Main Street Zoning District and is approximately 3.11 acres in size and currently utilized as a restaurant. The Applicant proposes to construct a 72.6 square foot sign, including a 35 square foot electronic message sign board. The Applicant seeks the following relief from the Limerick Township Zoning Ordinance: 1. A variance from Section 184-91.A(1) to allow a sign to be setback less than ten feet from the curb line; 2. Variances from Section 184-91.B(2)(h) to permit a 12 foot high sign where the allowable height, by ordinance, is six feet and allow the electronic message board sign to exceed eight feet in width; 3. A variance from Section 184-91.B(2)(i) to allow the base of the proposed monument sign to exceed three feet in height; and 4. A variance from Section 184-93.C to permit a total sign area of 72.6 square feet, where 40 square feet is the maximum permitted. At the time of the hearing, any person or party interested will be given full opportunity to be heard. The Board reserves the right to conduct such other business as may come before it.

Mark J. John, Chairman
Charles D. Garner, Jr., Esquire Wolf, Baldwin & Associates, P.C. Solicitor

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