Beacon Academy, the private Montessori high school that opened on Davis Street in downtown Evanston two years ago, is moving to new, larger quarters in the Rotary International building this summer. And school officials want to make sure people can find it.

The school’s new space is in the low-rise annex to the Rotary tower, which is set 44 feet back from the property line. So the school is seeking city approval for a big sign on the building.

The Beacon Academy site.

The sign — 12-and-a-half feet wide by nearly 14 feet high — would be made of vinyl, with perforations like that used on bus wrap signs so that people inside the building could see through it.

School officials say the sign would not be illuminated.

The proposal won approval this week from the city’s Design and Project Review Committee. It still needs approval from the city’s Sign Review and Appeals Board.

Related stories

Private high school plans expansion downtown (10/6/15)

Montessori-based high school opens in Evanston (5/25/14)

Beacon Academy goes with Davis site (9/15/13)

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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