July 27th, 2009 | by Katie Litvin News | Posted In: CLEAN UP, Schools, City Hall

Signs of The Times: University of Oregon Wants An Extension to Decisions on Downtown Signs

Made in Oregon

The University of Oregon wants a 120-day extension for today's vote on its proposed changes to the Made in Oregon sign and water tower.

The city's Historic Landmarks Commission was scheduled today at 1:30 pm to hear U of O's appeal to the council's to formalize their tentative July 13 rejection of the university's proposal. The university wanted to change the sign's lettering from "Made in Oregon" to simply "Oregon," and add neon yellow “O”s on the 100-year-old water tower. After city Commissioner Randy Leonard reached a compromise with the university, the commission was most concerned with the additions to the water tower.

But Ramsay Signs, at the request of the university, asked for an 120-day extension "to explore all options available for the 'O' signs on the water tower." Staff will recommend that the commission grant the extension, according to the Bureau of Development Services.
 
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