MOUNT VERNON — The city Board of Zoning Appeals unanimously approved the placement of an electronic sign near the CA&C Depot as requested by the Foundation Park Conservancy.
Sam Barone, representing the conservancy, said the sign will be visible to drivers coming north on Ohio 13 and Columbus Road, as well as drivers on the Viaduct and drivers on Phillips Drive approaching the Viaduct.
The conservancy also asked for a 2-foot height variance so the railing on the Viaduct won’t obscure the sign from vehicles on the Viaduct, especially those in the right hand southbound lane. Under the city code, signs on public lands are limited to 6 feet in height.
The code also requires the board to approve all electronic sign placements.
The board also approved the height variance in its 4-0 vote.
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