Shopping centre sign gets go-ahead

Town council approves development permit for a 10.7 m (35 foot) sign for the new shopping centre being constructed next to Highway 5

This sign for the new Clearwater Shopping Centre received a development permit at a town council meeting on Aug. 19.

This sign for the new Clearwater Shopping Centre received a development permit at a town council meeting on Aug. 19.

Clearwater town council has approved a development permit for a 10.7 m (35 foot) pylon sign for the new Clearwater Shopping Centre being constructed next to Highway 5 at Park Drive.

The sign would be located on shopping center property near the roundabout.

In keeping with the natural look called for in District of Clearwater’s planning guidelines, the proposed sign will feature a stone base. Similar stone bases will be part of the roof canopy pillars in front of the first two approved buildings of the shopping centre.

Ordinarily, a separate development permit is not needed for a sign.

However, the developer chose to make a separate application as the sign layout and design were not ready when approval was sought for the first two buildings in the shopping center.

The developer will not require further sign approvals once tenants and their logos have been confirmed.