- Rappahannock County Board of Zoning Appeals
- United States of America
In its short life, the Welcome to Sperryville wall has become a landmark for visitors with numerous residents, neighbors, tourists and guests stopping to photograph, praise, and share pictures. The intent of the wall is to contribute to the character of the community and welcome visitors to Main Street.
The painted wall was designed by the applicant and painted with the knowledge of many neighbors and residents of Sperryville Main Street and beyond. The design was widely applauded prior to it’s painting. Its nostalgic sensibility references Rappahannock’s history and agrarian values.
The entire wall was painted by applicant, neighbor volunteers and paid for by applicant's private funds.
The applicant is seeking variance for the hand painted “Welcome to Sperryville” wall which falls under purview of Article 12: “Signs” of Chapter 170: “Zoning” in the Rappahannock County Code.
Section 170-107 of the Code stipulates no more than 75 square feet of signage in Village Commercial areas. Applicant is requesting use of approximately a 25’ long by 10’ tall section of the structure wall for continued use as a welcome "sign".
Signatures on this petition will be presented to the Board of Zoning Appeals' May 23, 2018 meeting at 7PM (250 Gay Street, Washington, Virginia. Courtroom - second floor.)
LETTERS OF SUPPORT are encouraged. Please mail them to:
Rappahannock County Zoning Office
PO Box 222
Washington, VA 22747
We, the undersigned resident voters and business owners in Sperryville and Rappahannock County at-large, do hereby endorse the WELCOME to SPERRYVILLE sign painted at the western entrance to Sperryville on 15 Main Street's western wall. We request approval of Applicant's variance application supporting continuation of the sign in order the sign remain intact, by any measures available to the County.
The Save the Sperryville Welcome Sign petition to Rappahannock County Board of Zoning Appeals was written by Robert Archer and is in the category City & Town Planning at GoPetition.