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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT STANDARD VARIANCE

Notice is hereby given that the Board of Zoning Appeals of the County of Porter, Indiana will hold a public hearing on the 21st of September, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. in the Porter County Administration Center, 155 Indiana Avenue, Suite 205, Valparaiso, Indiana, to consider the petition of Porter County Animal Shelter, 2056 Heavilin Road, Valparaiso is requesting a Developmental Standards Variance from the Unified Development Ordinance, to vary the following Sections: 5.49; SI-04 Office and Institution

A. Single Tenant. d. Ground Signs

i. Area: 46 square feet - increase size to 80 square feet.

ii. Maximum Height: 8 feet - increase height to 12 feet.

iii. Maximum number: one (1) - increase to two (2); Highway and Emergency Management have signs for their buildings on the one Commissioner parcel.

A. Single Tenant: g: Changeable copy

iii. Physical Characteristics: electronic signs not allowed: request is to allow for an electronic sign.

Chapter 3 ARO: Arterial Roadway Overlay District 3.06; ARO District Development Standards

L. Sign Standards: B. Permanent Development Identification Sign:

i. Ground Sign; sign will be on a short pole; sign not to exceed 12 feet in total height.

iii. Maximum Height; Eight (8) feet - increase to 12 feet

IV. Maximum Setback: 20 feet from the right-of-way line - request 5 feet from right-of-way line and sign will not be placed in clear zone triangle.

viii, Materials: Base of sign must be brick, stone or decorative block - waive requirement.

LEGAL DESCRIPTION: A parcel of land in the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 26, Township 35 North, Range 6 West, being all that parcel lying South of State Highway No. 2. Containing approximately 7 acres, more or less.

GENERAL LOCATION: A parcel of land located at 2056 Heavilin Road, in Center Township, Porter County, Indiana.

Written suggestions to said proposed Variance may be filed with the Executive Director of the Porter County Plan Commission before such public hearing and/or verbal statements relating thereto will be heard at the above-designated time and place. A copy of the file is available for public view at the Plan Commission office.

BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS

PORTER COUNTY, INDIANA

Raymond S. Joseph Jr.

Planner/Zoning Administrator

(September 14, 2011)