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YMCA seeks variance for larger sign in search of 'better visibility'
The J.A. Walters YMCA is requesting a variance to allow a sign about twice as big as usually allowed because of how far back the building is from busy Ga. 365.
The J.A. Walters Family YMCA is seeking a variance to allow a digital sign roughly twice the size allowed in the city of Gainesville because of its position in relation to Ga. 365/U.S. 23. Amy Kienle, president and CEO of the Georgia Mountains YMCA, said the YMCA’s current sign at the Howard Road location is “very difficult to see” when driving by. She said the easement is elevated 100 feet above the busy Ga. 365, and the building also is not right beside the major thoroughfare.