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VOL. 112 | NO. 204 | Thursday, November 5, 1998

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Discussion of new sign guidelines tops the agenda of today's Design Review Board meeting New sign guidelines top board agenda By KATHLEEN BURT The Daily News A discussion of new sign guidelines tops the agenda of todays Design Review Board meeting. A joint meeting of the DRB and the Center City Commission begins at noon in the Crump Building, 114 N. Main St. Revamping the sign guidelines for the Central Business Improvement District has been in the works for several months. The portion of the guidelines that deals with billboards will be the main topic of discussion, said Jill Owens, director of planning for the CCC. The Planning and Zoning Committee of the Memphis City Council has requested that the DRB submit the billboard guidelines as soon as possible, so it can begin to examine them, Owens said. "Billboards were not included in the original code, so theres a void there. The City Council might go ahead and consider that portion of the guidelines," Owens said. The Planning and Zoning Committee has a meeting set for later this month. Other aspects of the proposed guidelines have been discussed at previous meetings, Owens said. Approval of the new set of guidelines could come in the December DRB meeting or shortly thereafter. The only new business slated for action is a proposal to install awnings and signs at the Welcome Wagon Building, 145 Court St. Snyder Properties LLC is the owner/applicant for the project. Owens said the awnings and signage is one aspect of a variety of projects going on at that location. Tenants that have leased space there need identification on the outside of the building, which prompted the request, she said. The DRB also will be apprised of several actions that received administrative approval since the Oct. 1 meeting. Those projects include: Installation of banners on streetlights for the Peabody Place Museum. The banners will be placed along Main Street, Poplar Avenue, Union Avenue, Madison Avenue and Riverside Drive to promote the Peabody Place Museum; Installation of two wood, projecting signs at 107 Harbor Town Square. Glenn Taylor of Chickasaw Signs Inc. is the applicant. Ken Rando, owner of A Great Cut, is the property owner; Installation of three wall plaques at the entry of Pembroke Square; Installation of a wall sign at 396-400 S. Main St. Linda Felts is the owner/applicant; and Alteration to a previously approved plan for a clock at the Main Street and Peabody Place trolley stop. The Memphis Area Transit Authority planned to install a double-sided clock at the stop. The new plan changes it to a four-sided clock. The original plan was approved in June or July, Owens said. The next DRB meeting is set for 4:30 p.m. Dec. 3.
RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 23 23 1,365
MORTGAGES 21 21 1,068
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 6 6 196
BUILDING PERMITS 117 117 3,173
BANKRUPTCIES 42 42 795
BUSINESS LICENSES 2 2 331
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 0 0
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 0 0