Monument signs at Pavilion back on F'ville agenda

Mon, 12/14/2009 - 8:38am
By: Ben Nelms

The Fayetteville Planning Department is recommending approval of 11 additional monument signs proposed for the Fayette Pavilion. The proposal, along with another involving permanent lighting at the soccer field on Tiger Trail, will be heard at the Dec. 17 City Council meeting.

The Nov. 16 request by DDRC Regional Property Manager Don Jurenek noted the need of retailers along the nearly one-mile stretch of Pavilion Parkway to have their businesses identified on monument signs in the attempt to help offset the hard economic times being experienced due to the recession.

In his letter Jurenek said many retailers are told by customers that they did not know where the particular store was located inside the pavilion area. Jurenek also noted that the pavilion is home to 75 retailers in 44 unique buildings.

City manager Joe Morton said the issue was tabled so that information on several unanswered questions relating to existing signage could be obtained. The existing signage had been approved by variance in prior years, Morton said.

Also at the meeting, planning department staff is recommending approval of a plan for the installation of permanent lighting on the soccer field at Tiger Trail and Hood Avenue owned by Thomas Stephens.

The plan calls for the installation of a total of up to six, 60-foot light poles outfitted with adjustable 1,500-watt lamps.

Per city requirements, the lights would be permitted little or no bleed-over to any abutting or nearby property.

At Stephen’s request the council previously agreed that the temporary lighting could remain in place until Jan. 7.

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