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File #: 21-4172    Version: 1 Name: HLC#21-006: Public hearing to consider a request for new signage on the Masonic Lodge Building at 101 N. Main Street; George Allen on behalf of Western Hippies, applicant; Ernst Realty Investments LLC, owner
Type: HLC Case Status: Passed
File created: 7/7/2021 In control: Historic Landmark Commission
On agenda: 7/13/2021 Final action: 7/13/2021
Title: HLC#21-006: Public hearing to consider a request for new signage on the Masonic Lodge Building at 101 N. Main Street; George Allen on behalf of Western Hippies, applicant; Ernst Realty Investments LLC, owner
Attachments: 1. Maps and Supporting Information.pdf, 2. Sign Exhibits.pdf
Title
HLC#21-006: Public hearing to consider a request for new signage on the Masonic Lodge Building at 101 N. Main Street; George Allen on behalf of Western Hippies, applicant; Ernst Realty Investments LLC, owner

Description/History
The applicant is requesting approval for new signs on the building. The signs will be placed as follows:

1. One wall sign consisting of ½ inch acrylic letters above the display window on the angled building corner. The sign dimensions are approximately 1.75 feet by 6.75 feet.

2. One wall sign consisting of ½ inch acrylic letters over the front door on N. Main Street. The sign dimensions are approximately 3 feet by 12.75 feet.

3. One sign, printed on vinyl, on the front door at street level. The sign dimensions are approximately 1.5 feet by 1.75 feet.

The proposed wall signs will be mounted using 1/4-inch metal pins. Care must be taken to minimize damage to the wall surface during installation, particularly at a stone or brick surface, when using pins. Details of the signs are shown in the applicant’s exhibits.

The following guidelines from the Design Guidelines for Downtown Mansfield should be used by the Commission when considering the issuance of a Certificate of Approval for signage on landmarks:

Signs:

· Flush mounted signs are encouraged. The letters of the proposed wall signs will be applied flat on the wall. The door signage is applied directly to the glass.

· Relate all signs to the pedestrian. Large signs are designed to catch the attention of passing motorists and are inappropriate in the downtown area. Smaller signs placed in areas seen easily by pedestrians are more appropriate. The proposed wall signs will fit in the existing sign panel on the wall above the transom windows. The smaller sign on the front door is at a pedestrian scale.

· Assure sign location does not obscure the design features of the building. The design of the building facade displays a natural and logical location for the placement of sig...

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