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2017 Sign Code Update

 

Background

Reed vs. The Town of Gilbert (US Supreme Court Decision, 2015) identified areas in which jurisdictions may need to amend their sign code, specifically in relation to 'off-premise' signs. The recent ruling does not allow jurisdictions to have criteria based upon the sign message. Regulations must be limited to location, duration, design, materials, etc.

Process and project timeline

The planning department will be working on the sign code update in conjunction with the Planning Commission during the 2017 work program. We will be holding a series of public meetings and multiple outreach efforts to gain input, suggestions, and preferred direction relating to the necessary amendments.

- Powerpoint from April 6, 2017 Open House

- Public Hearing at 6pm - Thursday October 19th, 2017

Public Involvement

Please stay tuned for more information relating to the code update as it moves forward. The City's Planning Commission has met a handful of times on this topic in preparation for the public outreach and input. Meeting materials, minutes and recordings can be found by following this link (http://www.cityofgigharbor.net/planning-commission-minutes/). The meeting dates where the pending amendments have been discussed include:

January 9, 2017
February 2, 2017
March 2, 2017
April 6, 2017 - Planning Commission held their first open house
May 4, 2017 - Planning Commission Work Study
May 15, 2017 - Joint Work study with City Council
June 15, 2017 - Planning Commission Work Study
September 7, 2017 - Planning Commission Work Study
October 5, 2017 - Planning Commission Work Study
October 19, 2017 - Planning Commission Public Hearing

Materials for October 19th Public Hearing

Draft Code Language

Maps of Example Intersections and Areas for Sign Placement on Public Right of Way
- 4 Way Stop
- Roundabout
- T-Intersection
- Y-Intersection

Planning Director's Official Map for Temporary Signs in the Public Right of Way

                               


For additional information or to ask questions, please email Senior Planner, Lindsey Sehmel or call (253)853-7615.