The city’s Board of Zoning Appeals granted Richardson Outdoor Advertising’s application for a 50-foot-tall digital board at Bell and Murfreesboro roads earlier this year. But Metro attorneys sued the zoning appeals board in an attempt to overturn the decision three weeks ago.
Lora Fox, a Metro attorney, confirmed today that Richardson’s attorney, Jim Murphy, told the city his client now plans to drop the digital billboard application and seek a permit for a tri-fold sign instead.
“I have not seen the amended application yet,” Fox wrote in an email. “But if Richardson drops its request for a digital sign and receives a permit for a tri-fold sign, it will make the lawsuit moot and Metro will dismiss the suit against the BZA.”
Murphy, a former Metro law director, said he expects Richardson to file the amended application soon.
“It was just a business decision,” he said. “They wanted to move on.”