A request from Kosciusko Community Hospital to allow an increased size of a sign was unanimously approved by the Warsaw Board of Zoning Appeals Monday evening.
Jay De Los Reyes, chief operating officer of KCH, made the request for the sign in front of Beyer Medical Building. The sign is currently at the limit of development standards, at 8 feet high, 32 square-feet. The request is to increase the sign to 10 feet high and 80 square-feet.
Reyes stated the hospital is on the verge of opening a new imaging center and Northern Lakes Physician’s practice has increased from a year or so ago. The request is being made to add the physician’s name to the sign. “It is a lot busier,” he stated, adding a lot of patients are stopping to figure out where to go. The addition will allow for adequate text for patients to find their way to the physician’s office.
Tim Allen, BZA president, loved the idea, noting it is challenging when a person is not 100 percent familiar where he/she is going. Allen also noted smaller lettering does not allow someone to see the names quickly.
The increased size of the sign will not block any type of view of a motorist.
The next meeting of the BZA will be at 7 p.m. Nov. 24.