You’re Invited: Effective Local Sign Control Workshop

On Thursday, April 24th, the Montgomery County Planning Commission will unveil a brand new, comprehensive model sign ordinance. The model sign ordinance includes standards for the size, placement, and illumination of on-premises, off-premises, and temporary signs. Specific standards are provided based on zoning district so as to protect the character of a community’s historic districts, Main Streets, and residential areas. The County’s new model sign ordinance also takes a careful, content-neutral approach to sign control that regulates signs based on their physical attributes, rather than their content.

The sign controls outlined in the MCPC model sign ordinance can assist the communities of the Upper Perkiomen Valley region in effectively protecting the character of their historic Main Streets and villages while providing an equitable amount of signage for all users within a district. The model sign ordinance also includes innovative controls for billboard size and digital illumination, based on detailed research and analysis of recent court cases.

What: Effective Local Sign Control Workshop
When: Thursday, April 24th, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Where: Plymouth Township Building
Why: Learn about how effective sign control plays an important role in protecting community character, maintaining vibrant local businesses, and enhancing traffic safety AND receive a FREE copy of the model ordinance for attending!
Register Now!
Other upcoming planning events.


WMC&TC Students Help Create UPV Wayfinding Signage Prototypes

Prototype Signs December 2013Photo courtesy of Upper Perkiomen Valley Chamber of Commerce

The development of an integrated, regional wayfinding and identification signage program is moving along thanks to some enthusiastic students at the Western Montgomery Career & Technology Center. Under the guidance of their WMC&TC instructors; industry experts at Knoll, Reed Sign Company, and Horizon Signs (all local companies!); and Chris Calori and David Vanden-Eynden of C&VE, the students have created full-scale prototypes of the various signs to be installed through the wayfinding program.

Learn more about the Regional Wayfinding Signage Program, including the public outreach and design selection process.

Stay tuned for news on the prototype unveiling and placement!