TROY — The Troy Planning Commission tabled the signage of a local remodeling business moving into a recently renovated historic building in downtown Troy.
Troy Planning Commission unanimously agreed to table W. Allen Thursh of Thrush and Son LLC’s, the applicant, request for wall and window signs at 121 NE Public Square owned by the Family Abuse Shelter.
The historic building, built in 1873, recently underwent more than $301,600 in renovations. The Family Abuse Shelter received a $235,900 grant from the Ohio Housing Finance Agency as well as $65,700 in matching funds from the city of Troy’s Community Development Block Grant program. The CDBG funds were used to remodel the first floor for the store front and other funds went to exterior repairs. The upper floor apartments are used for transitional housing.
Zoning manager Duane Puckett said the colors and signage size were within the zoning codes, but several members were concerned with the signage look.
City of Troy’s Director of Public Service and Safety Patrick Titterington acknowledged that the sign met code, but asked if it met the historic downtown codes for the architecture element.
“I know this is subjective, but when I look at the rendition in the packet I’m not really impressed, especially that the property just had been significantly renovated,” Titterington said.
Puckett explained that it was the company’s third or fourth company and the design came from its logo.
Titterington replied, “Well, that’s all and good, but it still is a white background, vinyl sign that they want to put on a nice brick front.”
Titterington said the white background didn’t have the “historic downtown” feel and noted another location, which had similar stark contrast.
President Alan Kappers said he was OK with the signage in the windows, but the white background of the main sign did not fit the historic period theme.
Mayor Michael Beamish said part of the signage “looked out of place.”
After further discussion, the commission voted to table the application for the signage to be modified.
In other news: Commission members approved permanent and temporary signage for Avenue Twenty One located at 117 S. Market St., Troy. The owner Tara Krach was the applicant.
The commission approved the dedication of right-of-way of 1.150 acres of the former property of the Huelskamp Farm. The property is part of the city’s replat of the property and will be presented to council for final approval.
The commission also approved the dedication of right-of-way of 0.923 acres along East Staunton Road and Old Staunton Road as part of a replat and will be presented to council for final approval.
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