JAMESTOWN – The effort to get a zoning variance and special use permit for two digital signs at the National Comedy Center will be moving forward.
That’s according to NCC board chairman Tom Benson after the city zoning board tabled a request by the soon-to-be-opened facility due to a lack of representation by the NCC at the hearing on Wednesday.
In an email to WRFA, Benson said, “The sign thing was a misunderstanding and we will be working with the City to get this rectified long before the NCC opening.”
The NCC is seeking an area variance and Special Use Permit to install two 357 square-foot EMD (Electric Messaging Display) signs on the front façade of the NCC on West Second Street. Under city code, the maximum allowable size for EMD signs is 144 square feet and the maximum number allowed EMD signs is one.
Due to the lack of representation at Wednesday’s board meeting, the zoning board ultimately (and unanimously) voted to table the variance and special permit request. The next scheduled meeting for the zoning board is Wednesday, July 11, although the zoning board could call for a special meeting before then if need be.