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File #: BC 21-007    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Commission Item Status: Passed
File created: 3/4/2021 In control: Heritage Preservation Commission
On agenda: 3/11/2021 Final action: 3/11/2021
Title: Request for Modification to the Approved Projecting Sign for the Paper Petalum at the Northfield News Building - 313 Division Street South.
Attachments: 1. 1 - Modified Paper Petalum Projecting Sign Proposal, 2. 2 - Proposed Colors, 3. 3 - Pages from Nfld Downtown Preservation Design Guidelines, 4. 4 - Image of Northfield News Building Fire
Meeting Date: March 11, 2021

To: Members of the Heritage Preservation Commission

From: Mikayla Schmidt, City Planner

Title
Request for Modification to the Approved Projecting Sign for the Paper Petalum at the Northfield News Building - 313 Division Street South.

Body
Action Requested:
The Heritage Preservation Commission is being asked to review and make a motion on the request to modify the projecting sign for the Paper Petalum at the Northfield News Building - 313 Division St. S. to include four painted flags representing Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland.

Summary Report:
The Paper Petalum is relocating to the Northfield News building, previously occupied by Jenkins Jewelers. The Paper Petalum is requesting to add four, MDO board, painted flags to the projecting sign that was approved at the February 11 HPC meeting.

Signage Request:
The applicable sections of the Downtown Historic District regulations in the sign ordinance include the following:

1. Placement
Signs shall be positioned so that they are an integral design feature of the building, i.e., signs shall complement and enhance the architectural features of the building. They shall be placed so that they do not destroy architectural details such as stone arches, glass transom panels, or decorative brickwork. Unless other placement is specifically approved by the Heritage Preservation Commission for reasons stated in the Certificate of Appropriateness issued by the Heritage Preservation Commission, signs may be placed only as follows:
(a) At or above the horizontal lintel, storefront cornice, or beltcourse, or above the storefront windows;
(b) Projecting from the building;
(c) Applied to or painted on canvas/fabric awnings;
(d) In areas where signs were historically attached (see Figure 6-3); or
(e) Wall signs for first floor businesses shall be beneath the second floor windows.

Staff Response:
Projecting Sign - The sign meets the placement requirements. The placement of the ...

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