At its meeting last month, the City of Pensacola’s Architectural Review Board conceptually approved designs for a new 30-foot-tall animated restaurant sign on the historic district’s waterfront. The sign, advertising the Fish House restaurant, would be placed at the edge of the restaurant’s property so as to be visible from Bayfront Parkway.
While the property is located within the boundaries of the Historic District, its “Site Specific Development” zoning designation exempts it from the district’s regulations, though Architectural Review Board approval of signage is still required.
Several board members expressed concerns about the sign’s animation and brightness. However, the board voted unanimously to conceptually approve the sign’s location and scale at a height of 30 feet. A final vote on the sign’s design and lighting scheme is expected at the board’s September 17 meeting.