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Franciscan Sisters light up their signs

Updated: February 5, 2013 12:24PM



CROWN POINT — The Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration received permission from the Crown Point Board of Zoning Appears to make some changes to their signs at their campus at Interstate 65 and U.S. 231.

Electronic signs will be letting people driving north on I-65 know if the Urgent Care facility at Franciscan Point is open or not. It will also be able to tell the drivers if free shots are available, if new classes are taking registration at the University of St. Francis, and to give directions to take the next exit at U.S. 231 going east to get to the medical facility, doctors offices, outpatient surgery center, sports therapy center and the university.

The Franciscan Sisters, based in Mishawaka, received approval for a variance to allow an electronic LED message center on the existing masonry structure on the south facing elevation of the sign. This will allow only those traveling northbound on I-65 to be able read the sign.

The Sisters were also asking for another variance on a separate piece of property that faces U.S. 231. This is the main entrance into the medical complex. This also was granted by the BZA.

Rick Wilbanks of Landmark Signs out of Chesterton represented the medical complex for this second request. Once again they were asking for permission to allow an electronic LED message center, this time on both sides of their masonry monument structure on both the east and west sides of the sign.

This can remind people where the entrance driveway is located, as well as being able to coordinate with the message on the sign along I-65.

There will eventually be 13 different entities at this address on U.S. 231.



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