The Worthington Architectural Review Board (ARB) is again butting heads with a major national corporation. This time, it is Holiday Inn.

The Worthington Architectural Review Board (ARB) is again butting heads with a major national corporation. This time, it is Holiday Inn.

"If Holiday Inn wants to call and complain to someone, my number is in the book," ARB member Scott Myers said last week as the board tabled an application to replace all of the signs at the Holiday Inn at 7007 N. High St.

It has only been a year since the hotel was transformed from a Radisson into a Holiday Inn, and all of the signs were replaced.

Now the national chain has changed its logo, and the local Inn is one of the first in the nation to be expected to change its signs to reflect the "new branding."

ARB members made clear that they can accept the new logo. It is the wide, white poles upon which the logo would sit that is very unacceptable.

The current freestanding signs on North High Street and on West Wilson Bridge Road sit atop poles that are 24 inches and 32 inches wide, respectively. The proposed sign bases are 5-foot, 2-inches and 7-foot, 2-inches wide.

"The column is extremely large, it's like nothing else we have up and down High Street," said ARB chairman Richard Hunter.

ARB members said they sympathized with the applicants, but pointed out that other companies -- including BP, McDonalds, Chase Bank, and CVS - have changed their logos and signs to fit with Worthington's architectural review ordinances.

"It ain't gonna happen," Myers said. "You need to go back to Holiday Inn and say 'it's not my fault, it's the jerks on the Architectural Review Board.'"

Also at last week's meeting, the ARB approved:

Lights around the awnings at all of the shops in the center at the northeast corner of High Street and New England Avenue, including the Jan Allmon Studio Gallery, ELLI Nail Salon, The Candle Lab and House Wine. Lights were approved for Caffe Daniela on Oct. 9.

Minor changes to the parking lot layout, landscaping, and materials to be used on the McConnell Arts Center.

Replacement of roofs on the accessory buildings owned by Worthington Schools and located next to the Linworth Alternative School, 2075 W. Dublin-Granville Road.