Items Types:
Ordinances/1st Read
For Meeting of:
November 17, 2014
District: 3,4,5 From:
Contract ID: Document Number:
Exhibits: Yes On File (City Clerk) : Yes Draft Only: No
Grant Received by City?: No

Ordinance No. 2014-62 Amending Chapter 64 of the Land Development Code to Modify the High-Rise Building Identification Sign Requirements to Allow Different Messages When Both Signs Are Not Visible From Any Single Vantage Point Within the Downtown AC-3A/T Zoning District (Economic Development)


Staff is proposing an amendment to the high-rise building identification sign section of the Sign Code (Chapter 64 of the Land Development Code), which will allow different messages in the Downtown when both signs are not visible from any single vantage point.  Further changes are also proposed to the Section to create a purpose for High-Rise Building Identification Signs, and allow up to two such signs per building (the current verbiage in the Code allows ONLY two signs, which would preclude a single high-rise sign).

The Downtown/CRA has fielded multiple inquiries to allow more than one corporate headquarters in any one particular building, and the naming rights/high-rise signs are powerful economic tools to secure headquarters.  Supporting the location of corporate headquarters within our Downtown is a desirable goal of both the City at large and Downtown interests. 

So long as both signs are not visible from any single vantage point, staff believes that allowing for two such signs is a reasonable request in order to further the goal of accommodating additional corporate headquarters within our Downtown.  We also believe that requiring that the different messages be not visible from any single vantage point will further the goal of reducing overall visual clutter, as the signs will never been seen “together”.

Fiscal & Efficiency Data: N/A

Recommended Action:
Approve the attached ordinance number 2014-62 on first reading and request that the Mayor and City Clerk present the draft ordinance for second reading and public hearing at the next available City Council meeting.

Agenda Item attachment(s) on file in the City Clerks Office.

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Contact: Jason Burton, 407.246.3389 or or Kyle Shephard, 407.246.3475 or
Approved By:

Department Date and Time
Budget Outside Routing Approval 11/4/2014 2:49 PM
City Clerk 11/4/2014 2:56 PM

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2014-62_High_Rise_Sign_Amendment_Ord.pdf Draft Ordinance Ordinance

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