As much as I worry about the dangerous precedent setting aspect of the sign, I have to admit the actual sign being proposed would be fine. It's on the 3rd St elevation only, and is rather modest in relative size. I still don't like it and think they should deny it, but the sky won't fall if it gets approved. You won't be able to see it from most viewpoints (especially across the river), but it will be visible from points south/west on Hennepin, where not blocked by other buildings, as well as Glenwood/394/etc. It will definitely be visible from Target Field, which might be the main thing they're going for.
Goodman is all-in for approving the porte-chochere. She says it would be better than people stopping curbside on Hennepin, which is what will happen without the porte-cochere. In general, I side with the Planning Commission's approval conditions, which allowed the porte-cochere, but not the ramp down to underground parking at Hennepin & Washington.
CM Fletcher is speaking now. He's heard loud support for the project in general from Ward 3 residents. The porte cochere is definitely happening. I'm afraid the sign is happening as well. Goodman has moved approval of all 3 appeal requests.