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Sign variance for business approved by planning, zoning commission

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 7th, 2017

ROCHELLE — The Rochelle Planning and Zoning Commission voted 5-0 Monday evening to recommend City Council approve a variance regarding the new Liquor ‘N Wine store on Seventh Street.

The building’s owner, Minesh Patel, applied for the variance to allow a sign that would be placed 15 feet off of the property line rather than the required 25 feet, which is half of the building setback of 50 feet.

Rochelle Building Inspector Kip Countryman said the building is about 70 feet from the property line. The city’s interior parkway landscape buffer is 10 feet in commercial districts.

“With the parking in front of the building the parking lot is 20 feet off the property line and they do not want the sign in the parking lot,” Countryman said. “Developments tend to use the difference in building setback to landscape buffer with parking. Liquor ‘N Wine actually provide a 20-foot buffer in the front.”

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