Missouri City City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve, on first reading, amendments to the city’s sign regulations.
The item was discussed at length by the city council.
“These amendments seek to address changes in the advertising mediums used by sign and commercial businesses and respond to recurring requests, by businesses, for deviations through planned development districts and specific use permits,” Development Services Director Gary Smith said. “Ultimately, these amendments seek to provide a balance between the continued promotion for the use of quality design and materials while also providing the flexibility for use of up-to-date technology and appropriate scale.”
The city council voted unanimously to approve, on first reading, a request from Petco, which is located at the Fort Bend Town Center development, to deviate from the current sign regulations.
The business requested four deviations, which included:
- Allowing the store to deviate from the current uniform wall signage design program
- Allowing the store to have red lettering for its wall signs, with a logo
- Allowing the store to have more wall signage than allowed in the city’s Zoning Ordinance
- Allowing the store to have window signage that is more than 25 percent of the glass or window area of the building area viewed by the public
City staff did not recommend approval of the window signage. The city council allowed window graphics to be placed along the area of windows that are currently blocked by drywall and shelving.
The city council deferred action regarding a public hearing to consider declaring a structure at 3202 Confederate Street as substandard and issuing orders to rebuild or demolish the building.
The property at the location includes a home that suffered from a fire. A house rehabilitation company purchased the property in May and has plans to repair the home.
The city council took no action regarding an interlocal agreement for additional law enforcement services. The agreement is with Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 115 and No. 129, as well as Fort Bend County Constable Precinct No. 4’s office.
The city was requested to consent to the agreement, but would have no financial responsibilities under the agreement.
All other items were approved by unanimous vote. All members were present. Agenda
During a special meeting, the city council voted to appoint former city council members Eunice Reiter and Buddy Jimerson to the Charter Review Commission. Agenda