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File #: 18-0066 CRA    Version: 1 Name:
Type: CRA Resolution Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 8/9/2018 In control: Community Redevelopment Agency
On agenda: 8/15/2018 Final action:
Title: PAINT-UP & SIGNAGE PROGRAM FUNDING ASSISTANCE APPLICATION - ROBES LAW GROUP, PLLC (117 NE 5TH AVENUE)
Attachments: 1. Agenda Cover Report, 2. Cost Estimates, 3. Funding Detail Sheet - Robes Law Group - P&S, 4. Location Map, 5. Photos - Existing Conditions, 6. Renderings, 7. Revised Application Form
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TO: CRA Board of Commissioners
FROM: Elizabeth Burrows, Economic Development Manager
THROUGH: Jeff Costello, CRA Executive Director
DATE: August 15, 2018

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PAINT-UP & SIGNAGE PROGRAM FUNDING ASSISTANCE APPLICATION - ROBES LAW GROUP, PLLC (117 NE 5TH AVENUE)

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Recommended Action:
Recommendation
Approve funding under the Paint-Up & Signage Program for Robes Law Group, PLLC for the proposed exterior signage improvement project located at 117 NE 5th Avenue, for an amount not to exceed $4,271.68.

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Background:
Mr. Thomas Robes is the owner and principle attorney at Robes Law Group, PLLC. The firm provides legal services for personal injury clients in the 4,750 square-foot office space located at 117 NE 5th Avenue, in Sub-Area #2 of the CRA District. Mr. Robes originally brought his law practice to Delray Beach in 2011 as a partner in the Bogani & Robes, PLLC law firm. Although the partnership ended in early 2018, Mr. Robes has kept his practice, including 11 employees, in its current location, with a current lease term through the end of February 2021.

Because the office faces a busy one-way thoroughfare, signage is critical to helping current and prospective clients locate the firm. The current sign on the western fa├žade of the building bears the name of the former Bogani & Robes practice and needs to be replaced. To help with the cost of the project, Robes Law Group, PLLC has applied for the Paint-Up & Signage Program, which funds 50% of the cost of eligible exterior painting and signage improvements to commercial buildings and multifamily properties within the CRA District, up to $5,000.

As required by program guidelines, the applicant has submitted two bids for their proposed sign, the lower of which estimates a project cost of $8,543.36. As such, the law firm is eligible for an award amount not to exceed $4,271.68. If approved, the CRA may pay the sign company directly after the project is complete, upon verifying that the Robes Law G...

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