Ad firm tries anew to light up billboard - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review City Councilmen Doug Shields and Bruce Kraus protested the zoning variances, as did Claire Meehan, a resident of The Pennsylvanian, a nearby apartment building. Meehan gave the board a petition with 80 signatures from neighbors who she said oppose the billboard.Lamar took a gamble of $1.3. That loss is due to Lamar's poor behaviors.
'It's a landmark building, and this is the antithesis of what landmark preservation is all about,' Meehan said.
The Grant Street Transportation Center will serve as a parking garage and transit hub with access to a Greyhound bus station and attached Amtrak train station. A dedication for the building is set for Sept. 29, said David Onorato, executive director of the Parking Authority.
A zoning board decision on Lamar's application likely will take at least 12 weeks.
If the variances are denied, Lamar will lose its $1.3 million investment in building the curved board, said Stan Geier, vice president and general manager of Lamar Advertising in Pittsburgh.
I would love to have the text of the 'objections.'
As Pittsburgh becomes more of a high-risk place for investment, Less and no investment will arrive. Red tape and corruption kill other places.