Natchez sign ordinance changes to be discussed
Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 16, 2001
Proposed changes to the city’s sign ordinance will be on the agenda when the Natchez Planning Commission meets today at 5 p.m. at council chambers on South Pearl Street.
&uot;We’re proposing major changes in certain areas,&uot; said Gretchen Kuechler, assistant city planner.
Two major changes are in the regulations of temporary signs and in business districts, she said.
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&uot;We’re proposing to create three different kinds of temporary signs – commercial banners, grand opening signs and pennants, and placard signs,&uot; Kuechler said.
The other major change is in kinds of signs allowed in business districts.
The proposed amendments are expected to accomplish the following:
— Add necessary definitions to signs.
— Place restrictions on the number of temporary banners permitted in one location.
— Set permit requirements for grand opening signs.
— Define and place restrictions on placard signs.
— Set a maximum sign structure size which is not currently defined.
— Set size incentives for constructing signs with cohesive, unified appearances.
— Allow additional complex identification signs for multi-tenant complexes.
— Provide size incentives for allowing all businesses in multi-tenant complexes equal sign area.
— Allow more flexibility in the placement of wall signs.
— Increase the allowable size of wall signs.
— Allow additional wall signs on secondary facades.
The Planning Commission will make recommendations on the changes, which then will be referred to the Natchez Board of Aldermen for approval.