Eyesore of the Week: First Street near Santa Teresa

First Street and Santa Teresa Boulevard.

Signs, signs, everywhere at First Street and Santa Teresa
Boulevard there are signs amid a vacant field of weeds.
Signs, signs, everywhere at First Street and Santa Teresa Boulevard there are signs amid a vacant field of weeds.

This week’s eyesore goes to the forest of marquees sprouting from the lot between Visual Edge Optometric Group and Kelton Drive. The lot is currently lacking a business or residence, and otherwise occupied by signs alerting drivers of housing developments.

Scott Barron, the city’s code enforcement officer, said the parcel is not city owned, but Gilroy’s municipal code, (section 37.41(c)) “grants each residential developer of five or more units an exception … by allowing them to place up to three off-site signs on private property within the city.”

He added that the majority of the nine signs near the sidewalk are development signs; “however at least one is not and would need to be removed,” Barron said.

WHERE: First Street near Santa Teresa Boulevard

PROBLEM: Abundance of signs, weeds

TIME ON EYESORE WATCH:1 day

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