A spray-painted sign on the side of Allied Glass & Mirror at 1105 S. Mack Smith Road in Fort Oglethorpe will remain in place — but some of it will be painted over to make the mural smaller.
"It's going to stay; it's just going to be a little bit shorter," business owner Walter Dix said Friday.
That was Dix's decision after the Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., Appeals Board on Thursday night turned down Dix's request for a variance. The sign, spray-painted by muralist Jackson Hendrickson, exceeds the maximum 300 square feet allowed by the city's sign ordinance.
"It's about 2 feet too long and 2 feet too tall," Dix said, adding, "It's not much over the 300 square feet."
The muralist will make some changes to get the artwork in compliance, Dix said.
"It's just going to look like it does [now]. I think it'll look great," he said.
Hendrickson expects to make the changes Saturday.
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