City denies Hawthorn appeal, allows Andy’s sign request

18 Sep City denies Hawthorn appeal, allows Andy’s sign request

The Columbia Board of Adjustment denied an appeal from Hawthorn Bank requesting a wall sign on the western side of the building facing the Boone County Courthouse during its meeting Tuesday night.

The bank, located at 803 E. Walnut St., hoped to place a 24-square-foot sign even with the second-story windows on the side of the building, but city Senior Building Inspector Doug Kenney denied the request in June because of code violations.

The sign, intended to incorporate the Hawthorn logo, was not permitted because the western wall does not face the street. The logo also exceeded the maximum 18 square feet allotted to signs placed on the second-story exterior based on city codes.

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