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City council’s appeal committee took the unusual step of approving a large electronic sign on the condition that the advertiser award $2,500 every year to Gordon Bell High School.
The City of Winnipeg’s planning and land use division previously rejected an application from Pattison Outdoor Advertising to erect a 672-square foot digital billboard at 712 Portage Ave.
The proposed sign would sit adjacent to Gordon Bell High School and numerous area residents were opposed to it.
On Thursday, council’s appeal committee made the unusual decision to approve the sign, as long as Pattison Outdoor Advertising scales back the billboard to 10 feet tall and 20 feet wide.
The committee also asked that the advertiser provide an annual scholarship to Gordon Bell High School for $2,500 indexed to the rate of inflation, and display complimentary community-oriented advertising on one out of every nine of its rotating messages.