The Boston Landmarks Commission is holding a hearing to determine whether or not the iconic Citgo sign at Kenmore Square should be designated as an official city landmark.
Those in favor of making the sign a landmark emphasize that this will protect the Citgo sign from future development that may cause it to be blocked or moved. Those against this designation argue this would freeze Kenmore from any future changes, stunting growth for the neighborhood.
According to the Boston Globe, Related Beal, the development company that recently purchased the building where the sign sits, does not support making the sign a landmark, saying this would complicate the business relationship between Citgo and the landlords. They have, however, already reached an agreement with Citgo to continue the company’s lease.
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