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City removes awning
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City workers removed a controversial Main Street awning on Friday, its removal brokered by a deal that will let a downtown attorney keep his new vinyl windows, even though they violate historic guidelines.“Maybe in the future I’ll be able to put a nice awning down there in place of the one they removed,” said longtime attorney Larry Ross.Ross owns the building across from McMinnville City Hall located at 110-112 East Main Street and uses part of it for his law office.At question was a metal awning that hung in front the building that now houses Juicy’s. The large, metal awning was blocking a city flower bed on the sidewalk.The awning removal was agreed by both Ross and the Historic Zoning Commission recently, with both side giving a bit. The Zoning Commission agreed to let Ross keep his vinyl windows, which don’t meet historic zoning requirements.