New sign ordinance sails to City-County Council approval

The Indianapolis City-County Council on Monday night voted unanimously to update the city’s sign ordinance for the first time since 1988.

The ordinance, which makes comprehensive changes to regulations concerning the size, aesthetics and locations of signs and advertisements in Indianapolis, originally included a controversial provision to reverse the city’s ban on digital billboards. But that provision was removed by council members earlier this month over concerns from neighborhood leaders. 

The ordinance also makes big changes to business signs, including reducing the maximum heights of new commercial free-standing signs.

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