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Boston Commission Holds Public Hearing to Decide If Citgo Sign Should be a Landmark

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    The Boston Landmarks Commission will hold a public hearing Tuesday night on whether to designate the iconic Citgo Sign near Fenway Park as a landmark.

    Since the building where the sign sits on was sold by Boston University, there has been a push to make it an official Boston landmark.

    The designation would protect the sign from future development or being moved.

    In May 2017, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced that a deal had been reached between new building owner Related Beal and Citgo to keep the 3,600-square-foot sign in place.

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    Prior to the sale of the building, there had been concerns that new owners might decide to remove the sign.

    The hearing is scheduled to take place at 6 p.m. at Boston City Hall. The Boston Landmarks Commission won't vote on it until later this fall.

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