Sign Code Update

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Welcome to the online open house for the Sign Code Update! We’re nearing the end of a multi-year project to substantially update community sign regulations. The project was started in response to a Supreme Court ruling that changed the way signs can be regulated. The sign code sets standards for private signage across the community while considering community character and visual impacts of signs. Signs can be a positive attribute to the community by activating a pedestrian space or assisting visitors to find destinations. Signs can also have negative impacts by creating an environment of clutter or confusion.

To make sure that we are encouraging positive signs that allow businesses to thrive while managing the visual impacts of signs that do not fit with our community character, we need input and feedback from people like you.

The COVID-19 public health crisis has disrupted our lives in ways we couldn’t have imagined, including our ability to meet with you in person to talk about the proposed code. To continue doing our part to keep Steamboat residents and visitors safe, we have created several ways for you to get involved and share your feedback from a distance. Please take advantage of one or more of these ways to make sure we know what’s important to you when it comes to signage in Steamboat Springs.

The online open house includes four activities organized into each of the tabs below:

1. Review the informational boards accompanied by short, optional videos

2. Review the Context Areas map to see how the new code will be applied in different parts of the City

3. Provide feedback and comment on open house materials and sections of the proposed code.

4. Join one of the four Q&A sessions, or the public work session with Planning Commission


Questions

If you have any questions or comments that you’d like to share that are not covered by the activities here, please send them to tstauffer@steamboatsprings.net.


Results

We will take feedback on the proposed sign code through the adoption process where City Council will make the final decision. All comments we receive will be responded to, summarized, and provided in a document for City Council review prior to decision.

Welcome to the online open house for the Sign Code Update! We’re nearing the end of a multi-year project to substantially update community sign regulations. The project was started in response to a Supreme Court ruling that changed the way signs can be regulated. The sign code sets standards for private signage across the community while considering community character and visual impacts of signs. Signs can be a positive attribute to the community by activating a pedestrian space or assisting visitors to find destinations. Signs can also have negative impacts by creating an environment of clutter or confusion.

To make sure that we are encouraging positive signs that allow businesses to thrive while managing the visual impacts of signs that do not fit with our community character, we need input and feedback from people like you.

The COVID-19 public health crisis has disrupted our lives in ways we couldn’t have imagined, including our ability to meet with you in person to talk about the proposed code. To continue doing our part to keep Steamboat residents and visitors safe, we have created several ways for you to get involved and share your feedback from a distance. Please take advantage of one or more of these ways to make sure we know what’s important to you when it comes to signage in Steamboat Springs.

The online open house includes four activities organized into each of the tabs below:

1. Review the informational boards accompanied by short, optional videos

2. Review the Context Areas map to see how the new code will be applied in different parts of the City

3. Provide feedback and comment on open house materials and sections of the proposed code.

4. Join one of the four Q&A sessions, or the public work session with Planning Commission


Questions

If you have any questions or comments that you’d like to share that are not covered by the activities here, please send them to tstauffer@steamboatsprings.net.


Results

We will take feedback on the proposed sign code through the adoption process where City Council will make the final decision. All comments we receive will be responded to, summarized, and provided in a document for City Council review prior to decision.

At each Q & A session staff will be available to talk about specific topic areas as listed below or answer any questions about the Sign code or update process.”

Q & A Session 1, 6/10/20: Why are we doing this? Staff will review the Purpose and Goals of the Sign Code update project. Join the Session here

Q & A Session 2, 6/11/20: What are Context Areas? What do they mean for signage and my property? Staff will introduce the concept of Context Areas and how they will affect signs in the city. Join the Session here or call  +1 720-617-7565   Conference ID: 656 081 052#

Q & A Session 3, 6/23/20: Can I get a wall sign in downtown? Will pole signs be allowed? Staff will review proposed Permanent Sign Standards and be prepared to discuss the changes from the current code to the proposed code. Join the Session here or call  +1 720-617-7565  Conference ID: 323 362 718# 

Q & A Session 4, 6/24/20: What about real estate signs? Election signs? Can I post a sign on my property that says whatever I want? What about lighting, can signs be lit? Staff will review Temporary sign standards, Lighting standards, and general standards for all private signs in the city.  Join the Session HERE or call  +1 720-617-7565  Conference ID: 170 823 550#

Q&A Sessions

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