Variance granted for hotel sign

Published 10:00 pm Thursday, October 23, 2008

One hotel making it’s way to Troy received its second variance from the Board of Adjustments Thursday.

Cory Rushing, representing Comfort Suites, asked the board for a 35-foot height variance to construct a 70-foot sign at the building’s entrance.

“We want to put what we call an estate sign,” Rushing said. “You will probably be able to see it from Santa Fe coming toward it.”

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The hotel will be constructed near Wal-Mart off of Highway 231.

The variance was passed with a 3-2 majority, voted down by Chairman Jack Norton and Donald Kelly.

Norton said he voted against it because he was afraid of what kind of doors this high sign would open.

“If we approve it for one, we’ll have to approve it for all,” Norton said.

In November of 2007, the hotel owners requested and were approved for a variance on the height of the building, to allow for a 62-foot faade at it’s front.

In other business, the board approved a variance to allow Tommy Jones to move a mobile home onto the residence at 208 Oakland Heights Dr, in an R-3 zoning district.

Jones said the mobile home was 16 x 76 feet.

Meeting all requirements, the board passed the request. Members Boy Moates and Donald Kelly voted against the request.