IBJ Media seeking approval for new projecting sign

November 2, 2009
Back to TopCommentsE-mailPrintBookmark and Share

The parent company of IBJ has filed plans to add a new sign with an electronic-message component outside the newspaper's headquarters at 41 E. Washington St. The sign, which would project from the northwest edge of the building, requires three variances from city code. It would be about 63 square feet in size, above the maximum allowed 54 square feet, and include a variable-message portion, which is not typically permitted, similar to an existing sign outside the Indianapolis Star newsroom. The sign would be within 70 feet of an intersection with a stoplight, whereas the code normally requires 125 feet of separation. The building already has one projecting sign for Morton's The Steakhouse at the intersection of Washington and Pennsylvania streets. A hearing is scheduled for Nov. 24.

ADVERTISEMENT
  • Good
    Nice urban sign design. The city needs more of those.

    Just curious...will it feature a Tweet stream from IBJ reporters? :)
  • More chagrin . . .
    Speaking of signs, is anyone else chagrinned with the impossible signage now displayed at the Conrad on at least 6 awnings for Tastings? Not only are the graphics a complete disaster, the use of their repetition only intensifies their failure to create something interesting or inviting. It is just more evidence to support my proposed slogan for Indianapolis --
    "Indianapolis - Okay with Ugly !" I can't believe the Conrad has sunk so low . . .
  • Lose the EVMS....
    and I'm all for it!
  • Your image
    Cory, I can't make out the details of the image. Is this an old image or a photoshoped image? It would be nice to see the image in color if possible.
  • Response
    Joe: I asked for a color version but got no response. If I can get one, I'll post it.
    • Thanks
      Thanks! Hope you can get it.
    • Lose the EVMS
      Nice but for the electronic variable message sign (EVMS). Seriously, who thought that was a good idea? I think a Times Square look is one thing, but at this small scale, it's going to come off as a Pendleton Pike hand-me-down.

      If you lose that wart, it's a no-brainer. Keep it and you're as bad as the Star.

    Post a comment to this blog

    COMMENTS POLICY
    We reserve the right to remove any post that we feel is obscene, profane, vulgar, racist, sexually explicit, abusive, or hateful.
     
    You are legally responsible for what you post and your anonymity is not guaranteed.
     
    Posts that insult, defame, threaten, harass or abuse other readers or people mentioned in IBJ editorial content are also subject to removal. Please respect the privacy of individuals and refrain from posting personal information.
     
    No solicitations, spamming or advertisements are allowed. Readers may post links to other informational websites that are relevant to the topic at hand, but please do not link to objectionable material.
     
    We may remove messages that are unrelated to the topic, encourage illegal activity, use all capital letters or are unreadable.
     

    Messages that are flagged by readers as objectionable will be reviewed and may or may not be removed. Please do not flag a post simply because you disagree with it.

    Sponsored by
    ADVERTISEMENT
    1. Really, taking someone managing the regulation of Alcohol and making himthe President of an IVY Tech regional campus. Does he have an education background?

    2. Jan, great rant. Now how about you review the report and offer rebuttal of the memo. This might be more conducive to civil discourse than a wild rant with no supporting facts. Perhaps some links to support your assertions would be helpful

    3. I've lived in Indianapolis my whole and been to the track 3 times. Once for a Brickyard, once last year on a practice day for Indy 500, and once when I was a high school student to pick up trash for community service. In the past 11 years, I would say while the IMS is a great venue, there are some upgrades that would show that it's changing with the times, just like the city is. First, take out the bleachers and put in individual seats. Kentucky Motor Speedway has individual seats and they look cool. Fix up the restrooms. Add wi-fi. Like others have suggested, look at bringing in concerts leading up to events. Don't just stick with the country music genre. Pop music would work well too I believe. This will attract more young celebrities to the Indy 500 like the kind that go to the Kentucky Derby. Work with Indy Go to increase the frequency of the bus route to the track during high end events. That way people have other options than worrying about where to park and paying for parking. Then after all of this, look at getting night lights. I think the aforementioned strategies are more necessary than night racing at this point in time.

    4. Talking about congestion ANYWHERE in Indianapolis is absolutely laughable. Sure you may have to wait in 5 minutes of traffic to travel down BR avenue during *peak* times. But that is absolutely nothing compared to actual big cities. Indy is way too suburban to have actual congestion problems. So please, never bring up "congestion" as an excuse to avoid development in Indianapolis. If anything, we could use a little more.

    5. Oh wait. Never mind.

    ADVERTISEMENT