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Committee approves 80-foot Horseshoe Casino sign

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

Cincinnati City Council members on the Budget and Finance Committee voted on a new sign in the downtown skyline.

On Monday, the committee approved an 80 foot sign for the new Horseshoe Casino, expected to open in the spring of 2013.

The zoning hearing examiner rejected the proposal for the sign in the beginning of November, in addition to three other casino banners.

Horseshoe officials argued that the sign will help direct traffic around the casino.

However, the zoning code only allows for signs up to 16 feet. Some believe the casino sign should follow the same code.

The sign still needs to be voted on by a full city council in order to have final approval.

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