The ordinance as originally proposed included a controversial provision that would have reversed the city’s ban on digital billboards, but the provision was removed earlier this month.
The ordinance, if passed Monday night, will make several big business-sign changes that some residents say have been flying under the radar throughout the approval process.
Under the proposal, sign owners could convert existing billboards to electronic ones, as long as twice that amount of signage space is removed from the city’s urban core.
City officials say the billboard company GEFT had a unique case that wouldn’t apply to the several other billboard companies that have been hoping to get past the city’s ban on digital billboards.
Circle City Outdoor has acquired 13 area billboards as a result of an antitrust arrangement seeking to keep the market competitive for advertisers.
Billboard company GEFT Outdoor LLC and the city of Indianapolis have agreed to a court settlement that will allow the company to operate two local digital billboards while sparing the city any financial liability for a former sign ordinance that was found to be unconstitutional
The tech company on Friday is expected to announce its intention to add hundreds of workers and sign a naming-rights deal for the state’s tallest building.
The utility’s ad campaign comes as state regulators are considering Citizens’ request to raise water and sewer rates by double-digit percentages on about 400,000 customers.
A federal suit filed by a local billboard firm claiming a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision makes the city’s sign ordinance unconstitutional has pushed discussion of another project’s electronic-mesh art display to next year.
The federal suit filed by GEFT Outdoor LLC challenges the constitutionality of the ordinance. It comes in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding regulations for different kinds of sign content.
Controversial language that would have allowed as many as 75 billboards to be converted to digital over 36 months was removed from Proposal 250, under an amendment filed Wednesday by sponsor Mary Moriarty Adams.
Lucas Oil Co. is the expected winner during this year's Final Four, and the JW Marriott is turning out to be just as good a billboard as it is a hotel.
The sponsor of a City-County Council resolution that would lift a ban on digital billboards plans to delay a vote scheduled for Monday and send the measure back to a council committee.
The City-County Council is scheduled Dec. 1 to weigh a resolution that lifts the city’s ban on digital billboards and allows as many 75 in the city over three years. Opponents are rallying against what they consider visual blight.
Marion County is an untapped market for digital billboards despite years of lobbying by sign companies, and it’s not because of political opposition to the large, lighted signs. What’s holding back changes to the city code is industry feuding over the form of regulations that could determine their future market share.