He says the Toledo planning commission recently discussed thenew design standards with the city council. These standards wouldseek to dictate how buildings appear, and encouraging attractive,but similar, street fronts.

"Included is a ban on 'logo' buildings that have an architectureor color that, by themselves, identify a facility or structure,"Snyder says. "Thus people who are used to glancing and immediatelyidentifying a building's function will have to look twice, todetermine if it's a McDonald's restaurant, or a Lowe's, or aKroger's."

Snyder says some council members say developers just don't wantto have to build facilities a separate way just in Toledo. However,the developers have other problems to worry about, Snyder adds.

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