RPB Zoners Approve Signage Upgrades For Local Businesses

Three Royal Palm Beach businesses sought approval Tuesday, Feb. 27 from the Royal Palm Beach Planning & Zoning Commission to change and upgrade their business signs. All three changes were approved unanimously.

“Tonight, we have three signs to discuss and for you to approve,” explained Kevin Erwin, development review coordinator for the Village of Royal Palm Beach.

The first two sign requests came from the same business plaza, located at 440 N. State Road 7.

“The first two are located within the Mecca Commercial shopping center immediately north of the Christ Fellowship Church on the corner of State Road 7 and Southern Blvd.,” Erwin said. “They are asking for architectural approval for a monument sign, and they are replacing two tenant panels. The first one being Palms Wellington Surgical Center.”

He said that a review by village staff found that the changes comply with the requirements of the new sign code. “All the signs have the same blue lettering with a white background, and this sign matches that pattern,” Erwin said.

The commissioners approved the new sign on a 5-0 vote.

The Center for Bone & Joint Surgery, also located at 440 N. State Road 7 within the Mecca Commercial shopping center, sought a monument sign approval for an existing medical office. That request was also granted 5-0.

The third sign was for the new Fortunoff Backyard Furniture Store located at 11121 Southern Blvd. within the Southern Palm Crossing Planned Commercial Development.

Fortunoff sought monument sign approval for an existing retail use. The proposed sign increases the minimum letter size to six inches, as allowed by the village’s current sign code.

“A brief history, the Southern Palm Crossing shopping center was originally approved on May 5, 2005. This building was previously a restaurant called On the Border,” Erwin said. “Currently, it is Fortunoff Backyard Store. It is located to the right of the entrance off of Southern Blvd. next to Bru’s Room. They are asking for approval of a new panel to their monument sign. This one is blue and white, and village staff doesn’t object.”

Approval was granted 5-0.