Design Review Board

Level 1: Sign

9-C-21-DT

Staff Recommendation for Level 1: Sign

Staff recommends approval of Certificate 9-C-21-DT as submitted.


Applicant Request

Signage package for new construction multi-family building, Church & Henley (reviewed by the DRB in March 2019). Package includes one building ID sign, one electronic parking space indicator sign, two garage identification signs, and a small blade sign.

Building ID Sign: Building ID sign will be located on the corner of Church and Henley, on the northmost edge of the Henley Street elevation. The ID sign will be located above the leftmost storefront entry system on the Henley Street elevation, between the transom windows and a second-story storefront system. The building ID sign includes a logo sign and a text sign. The logo sign measures 3'-8" wide by 3'-8" tall, featuring 2" deep, illuminated, aluminum channel letters. The text sign features 4" deep illuminated, aluminum channel letters. The text sign measures 14'-3-7/8" wide by 1' tall.

Electronic Parking Lot Sign: An ELS -- Electronic Parking Lot Sign is located on the Church Avenue elevation, along the parking garage entrance. This sign is a round, 1'-10" in diameter sign with an LED Counter with four available digits, to indicate available remaining parking spaces. The text is approximately 1.5" tall reflective white vinyl letters.

Garage ID Sign: Immediately to the right of the ELS on the Church Avenue elevation are "EXIT" and "RESIDENTS ONLY" signs above the garage exit and entry on the first level. The signs are non-illuminated, 8" tall aluminum individual letters, centered on a signboard-type area above the garage doors.

Blade sign: A 1'-10.5" wide by 1'-0 tall blade sign is located to the right of the Level 1 garage sign. The aluminum blade sign is non-illuminated and located 7'-5" above the ground.

Garage ID Sign 2: A second garage ID sign is located above the second garage entry on the Church Avenue elevation, towards Locust Street. Reading "EXIT" and "RESIDENTS ONLY," the signs are non-illuminated, 8" tall aluminum individual letters, centered on a signboard-type area painted white above the garage doors.


Site Info

The new construction building was reviewed and approved with conditions by the Design Review Board in March 2019 (3-C-19-DT), including a condition that the signage package return to the DRB for review. The buildings to receive the signs are not subject to the Historic Resources section of the guidelines. The property is zoned DK-B (Downtown Knoxville - Boulevard District) on the half of the parcel fronting Henley Street, and DK-G (Downtown Knoxville - Grid District) on the half fronting Locust Street, so both subdistricts' sign guidelines are noted.

In general, the proposed signage meets the intent of the design guidelines. The proposed signs are proportionate to the new construction building, compliment the contemporary design, and use limited illumination. The building ID sign is appropriately located for the building's primary public entrance (to the leasing office) and adds visual interest to the corner.

The parking signs are minimal in size and all except the Electronic Parking Lot Sign (parking spot counter) are non-illuminated. They serve as directional signs and indicate entry and exit points to the building.

Applicant

Scott Black, Bristol Development Group


Planning Staff
Lindsay Crockett
Phone: (865) 215-3795
Email: lindsay.crockett@knoxplanning.org
Location
700 Henley St.

Owner
Scott Black, Bristol Development Group