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Board of Adjustment posts sign discussion on tonight’s meeting agenda

HomeTrust Bank

Nov. 8. Dave Vieser. How many exterior wall-mounted signs should HomeTrust Bank be allowed to display on their new building at the corner of West Catawba Avenue and One Norman? They have three and the bank, which plans to open here in December, wants a fourth.

The Cornelius Planning Board, acting in its role as the Board of Adjustment, will make that decision Monday evening Nov. 8 at Town Hall.

HomeTrust is requesting a variance to allow for an additional wall sign on a side of the building that does not have a primary entrance. According to Deputy Town Manager Wayne Herron, such a sign is normally not allowed.

Sign details

The town’s Land Development Code states that corner lots may be permitted to have one wall sign per street frontage and that such signs may be permitted on non-street fronting walls only if a primary entrance fronts a parking lot, according to Assistant Town Manager Wayne Herron.

In their variance application, the bank states that because of the position of the building, the southern side won’t provide adequate signage for vehicles traveling east on Catawba—until they have passed the proper entrances.

“This could result in safety issues of having customers to circle back to make the correct entrances creating further traffic congestion at the Catawba/Torrence Chapel intersection,” according to the application.

The Planning Board meeting begins at 6:30 pm at Town Hall on Catawba Avenue.