There may be more latitude for painting murals on the sides of buildings in Peoria. Murals currently are limited to 30 feet in height.
The city council Tuesday took a first look at a proposed ordinance to allow taller murals, and murals in older areas.
Community Development Director Ross Black says, under the proposed ordinance, the applicant for a larger mural first would have to ask for council approval.
"They would have to show on a case-by-case basis why there is merit in their particular request for a mural that is taller than 30 feet or a mural that would be affixed to a historic building or within a historic district," says Black.
The Historic Preservation Commission would initially have to okay a mural in an historic district. It would then go to the city council.