Supervisors to consider North Carson Crossing sign appeal Thursday

The Carson City Board of Supervisor's will look at an appeal Thursday from North Carson Crossing shopping center to build a special permit for 65-foot-tall sign, which would be the largest in the city.

The meeting starts at 8:30 a.m. in the Sierra Room of the Community Center, 851 E. William St.

The Carson City Planning Commission turned down the request in November saying the sign was larger than necessary and set a bad precedent. A few residents from the Northridge subdivision near the shopping center came to the commission meeting to protest the sign.

Rose Boyer, who was at the meeting, said today that she will bring letters from subdivision residents to the board meeting asking supervisors to uphold the decision.

Ken Witt, manager of the shopping center, has said the size of sign was necessary so that drivers on the freeway could see all stores the stores being advertized such as Wal-Mart and Home Depot.

The sign would cost $200,000 to build and have 14 panels. The normal height for a sign allowed is 30 feet.

The planning commission will have a meeting Friday to consider a 120-day moratorium on special permits for signs so officials can develop standards for signs near the freeway.


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