Planners ask how to make building back side less ugly

By BETH CRACE State Journal Staff Writer Published:

If you can't physically turn the building around, why not camouflage it?

Those were the sentiments of at least one board member upon the Frankfort-Franklin County Planning Commission's denial of a sign waiver Thursday.

Knight Sign Industries, on behalf of Qdoba Mexican Grill, sought the waiver in order to place a second sign on the part of the building facing U.S. 127 south. Qdoba is housed in the newly constructed 11,200-square foot strip mall at Franklin Square with its back side turned toward the highway.

The request for the sign waiver was denied after the commission found there were no unique characteristics to the development warranting the request.

However, Commissioner David Garnett said he might consider granting a waiver for a second sign if the tenant would, in return, agree to painting some type of mural on the back of the restaurant in order to make it look more like the front of the building.

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