PHOTOS and VIDEO.
The piece involves two photos printed as vinyl banners and posted on the white construction fence at the corner of Main and Kelly which contains the former location of Cunha Brothers service station…a minor social hub of HMB in its own right.
One photo is of the Cunha twins Arnold and Harold flanking a gas pump displaying the price of gasoline @ $0.25 per gallon. The other, a photo of the station, is taken from across Main Street with the Review and BofA buildings (now City Hall) in the back ground.
The brothers will be printed 7’ tall x 9’ wide. They will face south onto Kelly St. The station, printed 7’ x 14’ will be posted facing Main Street so the perspective will be the same as the photographer’s who took it.
I have been planning this with my high school classmate Fred Whelen (HMB class of ‘64) who has had the two photos framed in his garage for years. I have long been thinking about posting realistic representations of our HMB history around town after seeing the many such art pieces around Anacortes, Washington. These two photos seemed a good prototype to start off with. We will self-fund.
I think it would brighten up Main Street and give a glimpse into old HMB.
~ Coastside resident, Joe Brennan
AGENDA CITY OF HALF MOON BAY PLANNING COMMISSION
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2020 7:00 PM
2.A PROJECT: An application for a Sign Permit to allow temporary installation of two mural signs.
CITY FILE #: PDP-20-048
LOCATION: 433 Main Street / APN: 056-166-110
APPLICANT/OWNER: Joe Brennan / Bella & Sharlene Cardoni
PROJECT PLANNER: Scott Phillips; (650) 726-8299; firstname.lastname@example.org
Approve PDP-20-048, an application for a Sign Permit to allow temporary installation of two mural signs at 433 Main Street by resolution (Attachment 1) and subject to Conditions of Approval (Exhibit A).
Site and Surrounding Properties
The site is located on the northeastern corner of Kelly Avenue and Main Street. The site contains a two-story mixed commercial and residential building with the remainder of the site currently vacant having been a former gas station. Solid fencing constructed of solid plywood and painted white is installed along the sidewalks boarding Main Street and Kelly Avenue. Figure 1 shows the site as of August 2019.
Sign Permit Description
The proposed signage includes two temporary murals. The murals would be created out of two photographs printed on durable vinyl banners. The banners would be securely laminated to the fencing along the corner of the subject property, as shown in Figure 1. The mural facing Main would be 7 feet in height and 14 feet long, totalling 98 square feet. The mural facing Kelly Avenue would be slightly smaller totalling 63 square feet. Attachement 2 includes a photo rendering of the proposed murals. The murals are considered temporary in that a development proposal for the vacant portion of the site was recently submitted to the City for entitlement review. The murals would be removed when they become worn, when the solid fencing is removed from the site, or when the site is redeveloped, whichever occurs first. The murals depict the former gas station located on the property and therefore reflect the historical context for this particular location.
Conformance with the Sign Code (Title 15)
Per Section 15.40.020 B of the Sign Code, approval by the Planning Commission is required for all murals. Section 15.50.060 A limits the size of murals to less than 100 percent of the façade in which the mural is located. Both proposed murals would only occupy a portion of the existing solid fencing along the corner.
Based on the above analysis, staff concludes that the proposed application for a sign permit to allow two murals is consistent with Title 15 (Signs and Advertising Structures) and conforms to the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act. Staff recommends approval of the sign permit indicated in the attached Draft Resolution in (Attachment 1).
The Inspiration from Anacortes
Anacortes is a city in Skagit County, Washington, United States. The name “Anacortes” is an adaptation of the name of Anne Curtis Bowman, who was the wife of early Fidalgo Island settler Amos Bowman. Anacortes’ population was 15,778 at the time of the 2010 census. Wikipedia
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