Businesses in the future Legacy Village development will be able to advertise their services along U.S. Highway 75 and FM 1417.


The Sherman Planning & Zoning Commission approved a request for monument and freestanding signage for the future development Tuesday evening. The future development in Sherman will be the home of a Schulman’s Movie Bowl Grille location along with a proposed hotel and conference center, among other users.


No one representing the applicants attended Tuesday’s meeting, and the request was pushed to the end of the meeting. Ultimately, Sherman Director of Developmental Services Scott Shadden spoke on behalf of the item.


“We have a lot of tenants out there, so this request is for a multi-tenant sign,” Shadden said and noted Sherman has no real code for signage, but compared it to existing signs at the Sherman Town Center.


The request called for two signs at the development site with one facing Hwy. 75 and a smaller sign facing FM 1417. The larger sign will be 467 square feet and be situated on a 60-foot freestanding pillar. The smaller sign will be a 12-foot monument sign with 130 square feet of space.


Designs for the freestanding sign featured logos for Schulman’s building, the connected Billy’s Grille & Bar and the potential hotel site. Another slot was used for the proposed Douglass Distributing Lone Star Food Store location at Legacy Village, with an additional two slots simply titled “restaurant.”


The center of the sign will feature a video board, but Shadden said it will only be used to display a rotating series of still-frame images and no animation would be displayed. The sign will also have to follow the city’s guidelines on electronic signage in order to receive permitting.


The smaller monument sign featured the logo for Schulman’s and Billy’s Grille with five additional spaces for tenants.


The larger sign also features the words Legacy Village on the side. However, designs for the smaller sign instead use the words Legacy Crossing.


“Legacy Crossing — I haven’t seen that before,” commission Chairman Clay Mahone said.


Michael Hutchins is the local government reporter for the Herald Democrat. Contact him at mhutchins@heralddemocrat.com or @mhutchinsHD on Twitter.