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Commission OKs sign, graphics variance for Rusty Bucket

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The Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern is expected to open in early September at the Gateway development at the northwest corner of Cemetery Road and Britton Parkway.

The Hilliard Planning and Zoning Commission on July 10 approved a variance for the restaurant's signs and graphics.

Commission members approved the application 6-0, with Bill Uttley absent.

The amended package removed lettering on additional awnings and windows from the original proposal.

"I think the awning signs are a bit much," commission Chairman Chris Lewie said.

Lettering had been proposed for all the window awnings but will now appear on every other awning, according to the graphics plan.

Lettering will also be limited to the front doors of the restaurant. No lettering or logos will be permitted on other windows.

In other business July 10, commission members unanimously approved a new mounted sign for Painter & Westfall Law Offices, 5123 Norwich St.; a variance to permit a sign with more than four colors for JD Equipment, 3979 Parkway Lane; and a final plat for 20 lots at Anderson Meadows, at Roberts Road and Westrock Drive.

As expected, commission members also acted to postpone until Aug. 14 an application from Vision Development.

Vision Development is proposing the construction of 381 multifamily residences on about 16 acres north of Davidson Road and east of Interstate 270.

The project would be part of an overall development plan for 47.6 acres owned by Wolpert Enterprises.

The land is currently in a commercial zoning district, but Vision Development is proposing to rezone the 16 acres for multifamily residences. The remainder, less 4.6 acres for the public right of way necessary to connect Trueman Boulevard to Edwards Farms Road, would remain in the commercial zoning district.

Mayor Don Schonhardt also announced a groundbreaking ceremony at 10 a.m. Monday, July 21, for Hilliard's Station Park at Center and Main streets in Old Hilliard.

The $4.5-million venue is expected to host a variety of community events, city officials have said.

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