A diagram showing planned signage for the new store.

Representatives of Ross Dress for Less won approval from Evanston’s Design and Project Review Committee Tuesday afternoon for a sign variation for its planned store at 2255 Howard St.

The company plans to take over the former Office Max space in the Evanston Center strip mall that also includes Target, Best Buy and Jewel-Osco stores.

The OfficeMax in an August 2018 image from Google Maps.

The new sign, at nearly 24 feet above grade, will be placed considerably higher than the 15.5 feet permitted by right under the city’s sign ordinance.

But DAPR committee members agreed that the proposed sign would be in scale with the signs for other stores in the center.

Plans for redesigning the vacant Office Max space for Ross were approved by DAPR last June.

Information on exactly when the new store will open was not immediately available.

Ross has more than 1,800 stores nationwide including ones in West Rogers Park, Lincolnwood and Skokie.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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    1. Don’t know the answer to that question. The company has not responded to our email inquiry about the new store. Perhaps you should ask at the existing store.

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