Council Memo

Approval of SIG19-006. a Comprehensive Sign Plan for The Burmister 120 W. Gurley Street (APN 115-15-115). Property Owner: Zee Zee LLC.; Applicant: Morgan Sign Co. (Stephan Markov).


Department:Community DevelopmentSponsors:


  1. Printout
  2. Proposed Sign Plan
  3. Building Photographs

Document Comments

Recommended Action: MOVE to approve SIG19-006, a Comprehensive Sign Plan for The Burmister.




Item Summary


This is a request to for a Comprehensive Sign Plan for The Burmister building at 120 W. Gurley Street. The proposal includes 4 wall signs for the building for a total of 199.85 square feet of signage. In the request, the applicant states that these signs will help distinguish the Burmister Building from the adjacent Bashford Court Building.


Planning and Zoning Commission


The Planning and Zoning Commission reviewed this request at their January 30, 2020 meeting and unanimously voted to recommend approval of the request for four signs with a total of 199.85 square feet of signage.



The building is a multiple tenant historic building. The current owner of the building is seeking to address additional signs through a comprehensive sign plan to allow more signage to identify the building is separate from the adjacent Bashford Court Building. There are no plans for signage for the tenants of the building with this proposal.


Under the current sign code, the building is allowed a total of 50 square foot of signage on the building and the proposed sign plan is requesting a total of 108.6 square foot of signage to identify the building.


Exterior Sign Placement Locations


The first building identification sign is to be located on the awning and would display the name of the building. In the request and rendering, this proposed sign is a 42 sq. ft. backlit illuminated sign that will match the identification sign approved for the adjacent Bashford Court Building.


On the rear face of the building there is a proposed 20” x 20” (33.3 sq. ft.) non-illuminated identification sign that will be placed on the rear of the building and a 9’ x 15” (11.25 sq. ft.) on the awning above the door. Currently, this door is only used as an exit but the plan is to convert it to a new entrance.


On the east face of the building, above the adjoining one-story building, the plan proposes a third building identification sign that is 33.3 sq. ft and non-illuminated. 


Historic Preservation Commission


The Historic Preservation Commission considered this request at their meeting of December 13, 2019. The Historic Preservation Commission unanimously approved the application.


Meeting History

Feb 11, 2020 3:00 PM  City Council Voting Meeting
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Community Planner Tammy Dewitt provided a presentation to Council regarding the proposed comprehensive sign plan which will match approval for Bashford Court to keep consistency between both buildings. This item was reviewed by the Prescott Preservation Commission and the Planning & Zoning Commission and both unanimously approved it.

MOVER:Steve Sischka, Councilman
SECONDER:Steve Blair, Councilman
AYES:Greg Mengarelli, Billie Orr, Steve Blair, Phil Goode, Cathey Rusing, Alexa Scholl, Steve Sischka