Locals all lit up about the new LED sign
|The new ugly sign by Van Wagner advertising, |
complete with the ugly FPL meter next to it.
The proposed ordinance would eventually get rid of all free-standing signs in favor of monument signs, which planners view as “more urban," according to this article in Miami Today.
Grovite Nathan Kurland, quoted in Miami Today, said "the 'flashing mess' of LED signs threatens to ruin the area’s tropical beauty, and even stricter rules are needed to regulate the brightness of LEDs."
Well, a flashing mess was installed right in the Center Grove, which took a couple of weeks to do. It was so involved that even the streets were dug up to accommodate the monolith sitting next to a bus bench. There's even a large ugly electrical meter next to it so that FPL can get their cut of the digital mess. This is right on Grand Avenue, near Virginia Street, a major bus stop here in the Grove. And no one waited for the new rules to be confirmed before planting this right in the middle of the sidewalk.
Locals are upset and the thing isn't even lit up yet. There may be some rules against this though with the Grove being historical and all. Although I thought that historical streets, not the whole village, would be a deterrent. I'm not sure if Grand Avenue is historical, but the locals are hysterical over the sign.
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