Bedford Zoning Board Approves Sign Variance For Copy Trolley

(BEDFORD) – Mike Mosqueda owner of Copy Trolley came before the Bedford Zoning Board for approval of a sign variance for his business after relocating to 2319 Mitchell Road. Which is located at the old Dominos Building on Mitchell Road

As his business continues to grow he was landlocked at his old location with no room to expand. On Tuesday afternoon he appeared before the Bedford Zoning Board request a 240 square feet sign. variance for his new business location.

Copy Trolley is located in between these two buildings and difficult to see from Mitchell Road

After a 45-minute discussion Zoning Board members were reluctant about granting any kind of variance based on the new sign ordinance created a couple of years ago. But, due to visibility issues from Mitchell Road and with the business obstructed by other buildings in the area they were searching for some way to help the business.

Copy Trolley was granted a variance for 180 sq. ft. sign after a 2-1 vote

Under IC 36-7-4-918.5 The Commission could grant a variance if:

  1. The approval will not be injurious to the public health, safety, morals, and general well being of the community.
  2. The use and value of the area adjacent to the property included in the variance will not be affected in a substantially adverse manner
  3. The strict application of the terms of zoning ordinance will not result in practical difficulties in the use of the property.
  4. The approval does not interfere substantially with the comprehensive plan adopted under the 500 series of this chapter.

No one called to be for or against the proposal, and the board asked if he would be willing to compromise on the length of the sign. After continuous discussion the board finally approved a variance for 180 square foot sign on a 2 to 1 vote with member Steve Kimbley opposed to the variance.

The other members in attendance today was Chairman Matt Parker, and Bill McFadden. Bryon Buker was absent.