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Old Posted Dec 18, 2014, 11:55 AM
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As with everything in Ithaca, two steps forward, one step back.
Just as the Marriott Hotel project is ready to launch (after over 5 years of stops & starts), this (from the Ithaca Times):

Planned Marriott Sign Too Bright, City Board Says

Posted: Wednesday, December 17, 2014 9:24 am | Updated: 12:11 pm, Wed Dec 17, 2014.
By Aaron Donato

Filling hotel rooms is an important revenue priority for the City of Ithaca. At a specially scheduled meeting of the Planning and Development Board on Tuesday, Dec.16, signage at the planned Downtown Marriott was discussed in depth to set a precedent regarding large downtown hotels impact on the downtown cityscape.

Matt Jalazo, representing Urgo Hotels, received criticism from the board regarding the placement of signage on the east side of the planned hotel regarding brightness and position of a planned sign. The size of the sign would be larger and brighter than almost any currently existing signage in Ithaca. Board member McKenzie Jones-Rounds was concerned that granting a variance would set a dangerous precedent for other large hotels to also request large signs.

Various board members were concerned that the sign would clash with the downtown aesthetic and unanimously requested that other options be considered. Updated designs are due to go before the board at their next meeting before Urgo Hotels will have to go before the Board of Zoning Appeals to request a variance for the planned signage.

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