New traffic signal posts out of place in Ravenna

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These new traffic signal posts going up in downtown Ravenna sure stand out, almost like something from a "Transformers" movie. Hard to stop such progress when Ravenna's design review guidelines show no wording that bans out-of-place infrastructure of this nature.

It's ironic that the old signal posts have fluted design features that match the light posts. Somebody in the past tried to keep the appearance of the "Historic District" intact. Too bad they were not around to question the detrimental impact this new design has on the character of Main Street.

Nick Dudek, Ravenna

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  • You have a point about the fluted light posts, maybe the new signal posts can be painted to create the illusion of having fluting. "Perspective Painting"? Wouldn't need to stand up to scrutiny from all directions, just made to look more natural to the surroundings.