A parade of "new" pedestrian sidewalk lights now join the eyesore split rail fence and asphalt walk along the edge of Symphony Woods. When I first saw the lights, I did not know whether to laugh or cry. Pedestrian lights are important but these ugly traditional style light poles are inappropriate in Columbia's 21st century Town Center.
Town Center design guidelines and standards require that the hundreds of modern light poles that will be installed on all sidewalks must harmonize with modern architecture. A standard modern Town Center light pole must be selected.
It is the responsibility of the Design Advisory Panel to make sure no more of these ugly light poles be installed in Town Center. Furthermore, quickly replace the Symphony Woods lights and sell them to a traditional subdivision.
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