Weirton’s zoning appeals board OKs sign request

WEIRTON – Weirton’s Zoning Board of Appeals approved a request for a variance Tuesday allowing Prestige Pawn Shop to display four wall signs on its building rather than just one.

The zoning ordinance permits a maximum of one wall sign per street frontage and one square foot of wall signage per linear foot of street frontage.

Prestige Pawn Shop co-owner Curtis Lehman explained to the board that one sign displayed as permitted on the store front at 1306 Potomac Drive is not visible enough from the road.

He requested a variance of three wall signs to allow a total of four and a variance of 20 square feet to allow 160 square feet of total signage.

Members of the Zoning Board approved the variances unanimously.

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