New School Signage Not Getting Creve Coeur's Seal of Approval

The Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School's plans to brand itself have run into trouble as far as city sign codes are concerned.

The newly formed Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School now housed on the campus of in Creve Coeur may have something of an identity problem.

The school, the product of a merger between The Saul Mirowitz Day School and the Solomon Schechter Day School, is trying to build a new brand in a new location.

The problem, in the opinion of the Community Development staff with the, is that the school's signage and proposed lightpole flags doesn't mesh with what is already on the B'Nai Amoona property at Mason and Conway Roads and in the residential neighborhood nearby

While on the same property, the two entities are considered completely different entities, with the B'Nai Amoona essentially acting as a landlord.

Monday night, during a presentation during the Creve Coeur Planning and Zoning Commission, a school representative floated the idea of having the Temple abandon its Mason Rd. entrance, in essence, giving it to the school, along with the chance to place signage there.

They also noted tha nobody nearby is complaining about the proposed signage.

Any decision along those lines would also require B'Nai Amoona to submit to a new Master Sign Plan.

Ironically, the discussion came just after the , with an end goal of making the regulations simpler, as well as in an effort to get rid of "visual clutter" in the city.

School leaders said Monday that the want to work with the city to find a compromise.

Scott Simon July 18, 2012 at 10:47 PM
Government strikes again!
flyoverland July 19, 2012 at 01:17 PM
anything to make it harder


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