Commission approves business signs

Reviews library request to move out of historic district

By Melanie Yingst -

TROY — The Troy Planning Commission approved several new business signs at its meeting on Wednesday.

The planning commission approved an application for the installation of a window sign at 10 N. Market St. for Greenville National Bank’s banking center.

A representative of the bank said the Market Street location will “hopefully be a temporary site” as the company waits to build a new location for its customers.

The bank occupies two offices and a conference room at the location.

The next application was a projecting sign located at 16 S. Cherry St. for Fairband Financial Group.

The commission also reviewed a letter from the executive director Rachelle Miller on behalf of the Troy-Miami County Library and its board of trustees. The request was for the library building be removed entirely from the historic district. The library currently sits partially inside the historic district boundaries.

“We are asking for the boundary to be moved to the center line of North Oxford Street,” the letter states. “The library structure is not consistent with others in the historic district in terms of historic character or architectural style. It is also not old enough or significant enough in terms of historic importance to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. There also is no Ohio Historic Inventory Form for the building.”

The letter later stated, “Since the building is on the cusp of the historic district with only the east side with the district’s boundaries, only changes on the east side of the building need approval by the planning commission. This can cause confusion since the exact location of this line is only visible on a map.”

Planning and zoning manager Tim Davis reported to the commission that the department received the request on Aug. 31.

“We do have a riverfront study and different studies going on that we’d like you to take your consideration with this. This was kind of an FYI and staff is not looking for any feedback on this,” Davis said.

No action was taken on the letter.

Reviews library request to move out of historic district

By Melanie Yingst

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