Silverthorne denies Lowe’s big sign request |

Silverthorne denies Lowe’s big sign request

Claire Higgins
Summit Daily News

The Silverthorne Town Council has denied a request from Lowe’s to allow a 534 square-foot wall-mounted sign to be installed at the new property, which far exceeds the permitted 150 square-foot limitation.

The town council Wednesday voted 3-1 to deny a code variance on the issue after hearing comments from the public and Silverthorne planning commission.

Lowe’s was requesting a 534 square-foot wall-mounted sign be installed at the new property in Silverthorne. The town planning staff recommended the council not approve the variance because it would not meet the criteria outlined in the code, including the current 150 square-foot sign limitation.

Lowe’s director of construction Roger Bernstein said at the meeting the sign size mix-up was a matter of miscommunication between Lowe’s and the construction team. Both town council members and the public said the miscommunication excuse was “bull.”

Silverthorne has recently approved variances to allow local businesses, such as Target, Sav-O-Mat and the Outlets at Silverthorne, to build freestanding signs that exceed the current town code.

Also at the Wednesday evening meeting, the council unanimously approved the bid from Children’s Playstructures and Recreation for proposed playground projects at Trent Park and Rainbow Park Tot Lot.

The current playground equipment will be removed and used in various nonprofits in Silverthorne. The cost to complete projects totals $224,964, according to town documents.

The estimated timeline states the projects will be completed in late August or early September.

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