Breaking News: Plan Commission Approves New D Magazine Sign! (Must Credit FrontBurner!)

Last fall, when we announced that we were moving into a new building downtown, I put up a couple posts crowing about the bitchin’ sign we were going to put on the top of St. Paul Place. Well, the wheels of justice aren’t the only things that turn slowly. So do the wheels of the city Plan Commission, which had to approve the thing. We got that approval today. People Newspapers’ Josh Hixon was at the hearing and e-mails from City Hall:

D‘s new sign just got approved unanimously by the Dallas City Plan Commission. Commission member Dr. Bill Peterson led the motion to approve and asked to comment after the vote was taken. Peterson said when he first read the plans for the sign, he thought, “Oh, my word. This is visual pollution.” Peterson said upon further investigation — he went to St. Paul Place and took pictures of the building and surrounding skyline — he reconsidered his opinion. “This won’t end up visually polluting downtown,” Peterson said after explaining the activities of his field trip.

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