Date:      February 7, 2006

To:          Town Planning Commisison Members

From:     Department of Community Development Staff

RE:          Agenda Item 2 – Sign – Los Compadres


The applicant is proposing a wall mounted sign at the Gateway Retail Center (1575 Plaza Drive) for Los Compadres Grill & Cantina.  The Gateway Retail Center has its own sign standards in addition to the standards found in the Zoning Code. 


The amount of signage allowed under the Gateway Square Sign Standards is determined by the number of lineal feet of storefront.  Staff has been informed that the establishment will occupy 73-feet 8-inches (74-feet) of storefront.  According to the Gateway Square Sign Standards, the applicant is allowed 2.5-feet of signage per lineal foot of storefront equaling 185 square feet for signage, plus an additional 25% equaling 46.25 square feet for logos, for a total of 231.25 square feet.  The proposal is for a 312-inch by 48-inch sign equaling 104-square feet plus a 17-square foot logo for a total of 121-square feet of signage.


There will also be some neon tube lighting above and below the main signage to finish off the sign.

Findings of Fact

·         Staff finds that this Sign complies with the Gateway Square Sign Standards.

·         Staff finds that this Sign complies with the Town of Menasha Municipal Code Chapter 13.50 for Billboards and Signs.   

·         Staff finds that this Sign complies with the Winnebago County Town/County Zoning Ordinance Chapter 17.13-B (B-5 District).

Staff Recommendation                            

Staff recommends approval of this Sign as submitted.