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Landmark Lofts signs approved

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Hilliard Planning and Zoning Commission members approved a comprehensive sign package for Landmark Lofts on May 9.

The proposed mixed-use development at Cemetery Road and Franklin Street would consist of 181 multifamily residences, a 7,000-square-foot community building and 17,000 square feet of office and retail space on a 5.8-acre parcel.

The commission approved the development plan in March, but extracted the signage component for further consideration.

At the March meeting, commission members voiced concerns about the nature of the graphics and asked for the developer, Buckeye KRG, to work with city staff members to reduce the number and sizes of some of the elements.

Commission members approved a package that includes a halo-lit sign at the top of the four-story community building bearing the development's name, Landmark Lofts.

The name is a historical reference to the Landmark Grain Co. that once operated the grain elevator that would be converted and renovated into the 7,000-square-foot community building to support the residential component of the development.

Unlike the rezoning application, the signage package commission members approved does not require final approval from Hilliard City Council.

Commission members also approved a modification of a planned-unit development for the Villages at Homestead at Woodsview and Kathryns ways.

The modification eliminates the requirement for brick on the foundation wall in exchange for the elimination of vinyl siding on the front building elevations, said Hilliard City Planner John Talentino.

The front building elevations will be required to have composite board siding, brick, stone or a combination of the materials.

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