The Architecture Board of Review Tuesday afternoon approved a new sign to be installed at St. Paul's United Methodist Church after hearing from the church's representative Gary Bigley.
"Close to the center of the back lot, we want to put the sign so it angles at the corner of the intersection," Bigley said. "It will be lighted."
The posts will be metal and the sign itself will be 4 feet by 8 feet, he said.
It would have a similar look to that of St. John's UCC at Jefferson and Main streets and First Presbyterian at Market and South Monroe streets, board members agreed.
St. Paul's UMC is located at 46 Madison St.
The board also discussed other signs, such as A-frame dry-erase boards, that businesses may use.
"You need a permit for those," board member Tony Consolo said.
Several board members agreed they are easy for drivers to read and inviting.
In another matter, Consolo talked about giving local businesses options for painting their buildings if they decide to change colors to match the tone of the historic district.
Discussions spawned from talks about the bright green color of the Hunan King Chinese Restaurant on South Washington Street.
"When we first started the Architecture Board of Review, one of the biggest questions was the NAPA store in before Tong's," Chairman John Huss said. "They painted the building bright blue. There was a lot of people who said 'Why are you not going to regulate paint colors?' I guess we didn't want to get into it, because it's so complicated."
The board members said they were in favor of making recommendations, as long as they give businesses enough options.