Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Kansas City Digital Blight Coming Soon
The future for Kansas City is "augmented reality" and bright shining tech blight like Blade Runner but only dumber . . .
Here's a preview with little opposition at City Hall . . .
41 Action News: More digital billboards could be on horizon for Kansas City
The ordinance (City Plan Commission) support includes a ratio of 7-to-1. They would take down seven square feet of static billboards for every one square foot gained digitally.
"There will be no new signs with this ordinance," Roxsen Koch, an attorney representing the company, said. "There will be a conversion of existing signs potentially."
Outfront said the change will allow them to cut their total number of signs from 486 to 177.
The ordinance also caps sign owners at 11 electronic displays, and the signs would not be allowed close to residential areas.
Developing . . .