After three months of wrangling with the city, Sprouts Farmers Market has reached an agreement with the Design Commission on signage for its new La Cañada store.
The commission voted unanimously at a meeting Jan. 5 to approve a signage plan that managed a compromise between the multiple large, illuminated signs requested by Sprouts and the Planning Commission’s October push for a more understated, natural look.
The store, which is expected to open at 7 a.m., March 21, will be located in the newly remodeled building that formerly housed Sport Chalet on the south side of Foothill Boulevard at Beulah Drive.
After the City Council upheld the Planning Commission’s ruling, the Design Commission took over the process and approved a plan that will give Sprouts two large, reverse-channel-lit signs on the east and north sides of the building, and two smaller, rustic wooden signs on the north side.
The sign on the east side of the building, facing Beulah, will be limited to 5 feet in height, while the sign on the north side, facing Foothill Boulevard, cannot be more than 4 feet high. Sprouts originally sought approval of two 6-foot-tall signs for those locations.