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File #: 0707-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 3/9/2017 In control: Rules & Reference Committee
On agenda: 3/27/2017 Final action: 3/29/2017
Title: To amend Section 3359.25 of the Columbus City Codes addressing ad murals within the downtown district.
Sponsors: Jaiza Page
Attachments: 1. Ad Mural Locations since 8-13 - address
Explanation
BACKGROUND:
The use of Ad Murals in downtown Columbus was initiated in 2002 as a means to enliven and introduce creativity to the built environment through their placement on underutilized building facades, such as blank walls. Ad murals require approval by the Downtown Commission and constitute approximately 50% of all commission cases. They are temporary in nature, allowing for periodic replacement.

This proposed code update provides for staff approval of ad murals that meet a set of criteria. Downtown Commission approval would be required for new ad mural locations and ad murals not meeting the stated criteria. This approach is intended to reduce commission caseload, better align the review process with advertising timeframes, and respond to recent court guidance regarding the regulation of temporary graphics.

On February 28, 2017 the Downtown Commission recommended adoption by City Council of the code update. The Columbus Development Commission met on March 9 and also recommended Council adoption of the update.

DOWNTOWN COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION: Approval.

DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION: Approval

FISCAL IMPACT: None.

Title
To amend Section 3359.25 of the Columbus City Codes addressing ad murals within the downtown district.

Body
WHEREAS, the use of Ad Murals in downtown Columbus was initiated in 2002 as a means to enliven and introduce creativity to the built environment through their placement on underutilized building facades, such as blank walls.

WHEREAS, ad murals require approval by the Downtown Commission and constitute approximately 50% of all commission cases; and

WHEREAS, this proposed update allows for staff approval of ad murals that meet a series of criteria; and

WHEREAS, this approach is intended to reduce commission caseload, better align the review process with advertising timeframes, and respond to recent court guidance regarding the regulation of temporary graphics; and

WHEREAS, on February 28, 20...

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