RPB Zoners Recommend Sign OK For Discount Sporting Goods Store

The Royal Palm Beach Planning & Zoning Commission recommended approval Tuesday, July 27 of an application by “Going, Going, Gone!,” a subsidiary of Dick’s Sporting Goods, for new wall signage at 11061 Southern Blvd., Unit 11.

Planning & Zoning Director Bradford O’Brien said the applicant is requesting approval for wall signage for a retail store in the Southern Palm Crossing shopping center. The store is a discount subsidiary of the national sporting goods retailer. He added that village staff recommended approval of one wall sign.

Theresa Freni representing the applicant said she felt the green and orange sign falls in line with the rest of the shopping center. She explained the “Going, Going, Gone!” concept.

“Instead of having a Dick’s warehouse, it’s discount sporting goods and clothing. It’s just another subsidiary of Dick’s Sporting Goods,” Freni said. “They go into vacant buildings and try to utilize them throughout some of these shopping centers nationally.”

The location was previously home to a Stein Mart store.

Commissioner Ray Nazareth made a motion to approve the application, which carried 5-0.

In other business:

• The commission recommended approval of an application by Cube Smart, located at 1201 N. State Road 7, for approval of exterior painting requested by Gemco Painting. Village staff recommended approval. Commissioner David Leland made a motion to approve the request, which carried 5-0.

• The commission also postponed consideration of an application by CarMax at 10501 Southern Blvd. to allow one additional directional sign where only two are allowed by code, and to increase the directional sign to four square feet, where only two square feet is allowed. Also requested was to increase the sign height to four feet where only two feet is allowed.

The village received a letter from attorney Bonnie Miskel asking the commissioners to postpone consideration to the Aug. 24 meeting in order to work more with staff. Leland made a motion to postpone the item, which passed unanimously.