7/24/15 – 4:57 A.M.
Rules that govern what types of signs Findlay business owners can use could change in the future. The Courier reports potential zoning changes were discussed during a Thursday meeting. City officials and the planning commission talked about requiring businesses to switch from signs on top of poles, also known as pylon signs, to lower profile signs. The goal of the potential change would be to make Tiffin Avenue more aesthetically pleasing to encourage more business development and shopping.
The committee talked about ways to put the plan in place if the rule changes are made. One idea would use a “sunset” method, which would see changes made over a number of years. The other option would be to grandfather in the signs of existing businesses, and require new signage to follow the new rules.
Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik says these types of changes have been made around Columbus over the past few years. Reynoldsburg has even buried power lines to further clear up the skyline.
More meetings will take place and public opinion will be taken before a decision is made. City Council would have the final say on if the regulations were put in place.
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