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Special Signage for Future Llywelyn's Pub in Wildwood Approved

A "coming soon" sign went up prior to New Year's at the new restaurant location in Wildwood. But it's a couple of other proposed signs that caught the attention of city leaders.

A public hearing was held by Wildwood's Planning and Zoning commissioners on Dec. 17 regarding the request from Llywelyn's Pub managers to erect four different business signs for their upcoming restaurant at 2490 Taylor Road. The hearing was conducted at Wildwood City Hall.

Brett Bennett, Llywelyn's proprietor, requested modifications to the city's C-8 Planned Commercial District No. 1001, which authorizes only two signs on buildings for businesses.

Bennett also wanted to erect signs facing the east side of Taylor Road and the north side of Manchester Road.

As stated in the notification of this public hearing, the proposed size, height and mounting details of the additional signs did not meet the requirements of the underlying sign regulations of the city's zoning ordinance.

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Wildwood director of planning and parks Joe Vujnich said the commissioners approved amending a city ordinance to allow for a total of four signs for Llywelyn's.

Read previous articles:

New Llywelyn's Pub to Ring in New Year in Wildwood

Future Llywelyn's Pub in Wildwood Granted Liquor License

Llywelyn's Pub Accepting Applications

The restaurant was most recently slated to open in February.

Tim Woerther January 03, 2013 at 04:06 PM
I have to take issue with the approach of this article. As Mayor and a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission the issue wasn't the "city's C-8 Planned Commercial District No. 1001, which authorizes only two signs on buildings for businesses." but the specific site ordinance that was enacted for the entire plaza which includes Dierberg's, Sunnystree Cafe, Hallmark, Wines of Wildwood, One Lucky Mutt and Bank of America among others. That specific site ordinance specified two signs per tenant. See the detail of this on page 5 and 6 of the report provided to the Planning and Zoning Commission on December 17th (http://www.cityofwildwood.com/egov/docs/1355512452_72448.pdf). In 2007 the City of Wildwood amended it's sign ordinance which would allow for three signs on buildings in C-8 commercial areas. The Planning and Zoning Commission approved amending the site ordinance to the current sign regulations for commercial zoning districts. The forth sign is a projection type which will hang from a mast off the side of the building and is consider a "minor" sign of which one is allowed with each tenant space. Hence all four of the signs were covered by the amending of the specific site ordinance to bring it current with the city sign regulations and not contentious issue that is hinted at in the statement, "couple of other proposed signs that caught the attention of city leaders."
Julie Brown Patton (Editor) January 03, 2013 at 05:25 PM
Thank you, Mayor Woerther. Information for this article and wording came directly from the city-issued notification for the public hearing, a notification located at the restaurant's site. The bottomline is that a public hearing was required, due to the request for something that was different than the ordinance(s) and warranted public participation as well as special/extra commissioners' approval. Those actions really did demand "the attention of city leaders," which is what was stated. Not all tenants within the Dierbergs, Wildwood LLC/Town Center development would have need for signage facing numerous directions. Isn't that why this issue originally surfaced?
Tim Woerther January 04, 2013 at 04:46 PM
Not necessarily true the buildings which line Taylor Road in the Dierbergs development have frontages that face both the internal parking field and Taylor Road. and have signage facing both directions. The issue was that the original site specific ordinance was not consistent with current signage ordinances which were adopted in 2007 years after the site specific ordinance was put in place for the Dierbergs development. To add language which heightens concern when this was reviewed and recommended to keep consistent signage policies in place for commercial districts in Wildwood.
Tim Woerther January 04, 2013 at 04:48 PM
Let me finish the last sentence...To add language which heightens concern when this was reviewed and recommended to keep consistent signage policies in place for commercial districts in Wildwood is not correct and paints a picture which was not true during the hearing and action.

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