There’s some confusion about the sign that the Planning Commission will be voting on come April 6. Here is my understanding of it (corrections, as always, are welcome in the comment section), as reported by a concerned citizen who visited the zoning office:
The overall dimensions of the proposed ground sign, including the two piers, is about 10 ft. high, by about 13 ft. wide, by 2.5 ft. deep. The piers are 2.5 ft. square, and 10 ft. high. The space between the piers is about 9 ft. wide, where there will be, I believe, a “Walgreens” sign, and the changeable electronic sign of about 8 ft. width.
Just how big is this, really? According to Common Councilor Kathleen Joy, “The entire sign would be about 100 sq ft. …The architect told me that it needs to be big enough to be seen over cars and the Veterans monument. ”
Okay. Let’s put the proposed sign over the Veteran’s Monument:
The Walgreens sign will dwarf the monument to our fallen heroes. The purpose of such a large sign is to draw the attention of drivers away from anything else they might be looking at. Is this what we want at the gateway to Eastwood?
Come to the Planning Commission meeting April 6 at 6:00 pm and tell the commissioners how you feel.