Originally Posted by 773shadow08
About damn time, this city needs a little change. This city needs some lights at night. After sunset downtown chicago, the city of a metro-population of 9 million, suddenly becomes a ghost town partly because the downtown area becomes dark and looks like there is no life. NIMBY'S oppose everything because there are afraid of change and are too complacent with how things are. LED's throughout the city won't be that bad, have you guys seen the movie I-Robot?
So there wasn't much information provided the other day, but I mentioned in my previous post I was concerned the lights would have changing dynamic images that would possibly be a nuissance to residents at night.
I also pointed out that I currently have electronic signage outside my apartment that shines in casting various colors, but the electronic signage is static, and it is not a bother to me all...simply because it's a constant glow and not flashing.
The ordinance will allow signage on the malls, but the signage:
- Will not
be allowed to flash
- Will not
be able to stream / play video
- Will require dimmers to soften the brightness during times of day.
That said, Michigan Avenue get's a bit of an upgrade but avoids tackiness. As of a resident of the Mag Mile, I'm in favor of the new ordinance.