Board of Adjustments approves digital billboard for U.S. Highway 231

Published 3:00 am Friday, October 16, 2015

The Troy Board of Adjustments on Thursday gave approval for a planned 55-foot billboard to be converted to a digital billboard.

The billboard, first approved in September, will be placed at 1007 U.S. Highway 231 at Firehouse Subs l.

Bill Durden of Durden Outdoor Displays said that only the southbound side would be digital. At this time, there are no plans to make the other side digital.

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The board asked Durden if he had confirmed the sign with Express Oil, and Durden said everything was in the clear.

“Their building line is 38 feet tall, and he wanted to make sure we got over that,” Durden said. “It doesn’t block it.”

Durden said the sign should be up within 30 days.

The board also approved a request for a special exception to allow the operation of an automotive restoration shop at 400 S. Three Notch St.

Eugene Woods, who brought the request before the board, said that the shop would conduct multiple automotive repairs such as tending to cloudy headlights, buff jobs, sand jobs, and more.

“This would be a restoration shop,” Woods said. “ I can fit four cars at one time. All the vehicles would be inside.”

Scott Hartley with Town & Country Flooring requested a variance to allow the placement of a 64-square-foot freestanding on-site sign with a height of 21 feet with a 2-foot setback.

While Town & Country Flooring technically sits in the C3 Central Business Zoning, which allows for 10-foot signs, the board approved his request.

The board also approved for Sam Gillis to construct a 15-foot addition to the rear of his existing residence located at 530 E. Walnut Street.

“I want to add 15 feet to the rear of the building,” Gillis said. “That shouldn’t bother the code.”

Gillis said that the house has been there since 1930.