Signs don't conform with Crown Point standards

2013-11-17T00:00:00Z Signs don't conform with Crown Point standards nwitimes.com
November 17, 2013 12:00 am

I travel the Broadway corridor in Crown Point frequently on business, and I have observed several things.

The city's administration proudly boasts of its rigorous building requirements, rejecting designs that don't conform to the brick-faced, Williamsburg/Colonial architecture and monument-style signage. Thus, I am surprised some businesses adhere to the code, but others are blatantly out of compliance.

Crude, hand-made signs have sprouted like noxious weeds in the right-of-way, especially at the northwest corner of Summit and Broadway. Wooden billboards, pennants, temporary lighted signs and the ubiquitous "for sale/lease" signs litter both sides of Broadway, Crown Point's fabulous gateway to the city.

On Oct. 4, I contacted Crown Point's planning department to inquire about these signs. The nice lady who answered the phone assured me the street department would pull the offending signs. Why wasn't this done immediately?

- George Mrak, Schererville

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