The Thomaston Zoning Board of Appeals granted a request last week for LongHorn Steakhouse Restaurant, which sought approval for additional signage at its proposed Northside location.

LongHorn requested allowance of multiple signs at the Home Depot shopping center, 1025 Highway 19 North. The planned site, between Wendy’s and Captain D’s, requires additional signage to offset its low elevation, according to a company representative.

A current city code limits the number and type of signs per parcel.

“There are provisions in the code that allow for variance with regard to height. You can have a pole sign and a monument sign, but you can’t have two pole signs,” said City Manager Russell Thompson, who attended the meeting. “We want LongHorn to come here, we want them to be successful, and we want people to know where they are.”

LongHorn requested an additional pylon sign, as well as extra wall signs visible from all accesses to the restaurant’s parking lot.

After all permits are issued, construction of LongHorn restaurants typically is completed in four to six months, according to the company representative.

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