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!
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