Controlling signageProblem areas in county draw state, local attention
It’s something Haywood County Director of Planning Kris Boyd calls a “unique situation.”
He’s referring to the corner of Asheville Road (U.S. 23 Business) and Liner Cove Road at exit 104 in Haywood County. The “situation” is the multitude of signs that constantly crop up on that corner, and the problems with visibility and unsightliness the jumble of signs cause.
However, that corner is actually an NCDOT right-of-way and not really the county’s responsibility. Even if it was, most of the signs there would be allowed under Haywood County’s sign regulations, which state that off-premise directional signs do not require a permit as long as they meet the county’s regulations.
“They’re regulated but don’t require a permit,” Boyd said.
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