After rejecting a portion of the initial designs, Dublin City Council could review signs for the Columbus Metropolitan Library's Dublin branch later this summer.

Council members reviewed the proposal for library and parking structure signs at their June 11 meeting; the majority of critiques were for the parking garage signs.

City staff members expect to return to council in August with revised designs, said Sue Burness, director of communications and public information for Dublin.

Among the signs included in the proposal were a ground sign for the library, two window signs at the two main entrances to the library, six signs for the garage, wayfinding signs inside the garage and a signs for each street-facing facade of the garage.

Construction graphics were also proposed for the temporary project fencing along North and High streets.

Council asked library representatives if they could increase the height of the stone base of the library ground sign and possibly incorporate some creativity into the sign, without sacrificing their brand.

Alison Circle, library chief customer experience officer, said adding height to the sign's stone base would be easy to do. She said she would need to work with city staff to understand a bit more about council's intentions regarding creativity.

"Most of ours are fairly easy to accommodate," Circle said of the proposed library sign changes, which also included adding Dublin Branch Library text to proposed graphics inside the parking garage.

Council had additional instructions for city staff regarding garage signs.

Council President Greg Peterson and Councilwoman Christina Alutto both said they disliked the style of the floor numbers on the outside of the parking garage.

Numbers for wayfinding purposes were necessary, council members said, but perhaps were only needed inside the garage.

Council members also said city staff could use the traditional letter "P" to designate parking rather than both the letter and the words, "public parking."

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