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Ad Hoc Group on Signage Meets Soon | News Release | City of Alexandria

Ad Hoc Group on Signage

For Immediate Release: February 1, 2016

A meeting of the City of Alexandria, Virginia’s Ad Hoc Group on Signage will be held on Monday, February 8, 2016 at Alexandria City Hall, 301 King Street, in the City Council Work Room, at 7:00 pm.  

This meeting will focus on many types of signage in the City and discuss Zoning Ordinance text changes needed as a result of the recent US Supreme Court ruling in Reed v. Town of Gilbert Arizona, et al (June 18, 2015). Text changes will address many aspects of the City’s existing signage regulations to ensure that they are consistent with this ruling and also address other issues with the current regulations.  This meeting will expand on the committee’s existing consensus recommendations that were developed during its previous meetings relating to portable A-frame signs and digital signage as well as recommendations that were made regarding signage in rights-of-way.  This meeting will continue discussion of citywide Zoning regulations relating to signage on private properties.

The Ad Hoc Group was appointed by the Director of the Department of Planning and Zoning.  It consists of 16 representatives from civic, business, the history community and neighborhood groups from across the City. Meetings are open to the public, and members of the business community, and the community at large, are encouraged to attend and participate in these meetings.

Please visit the  Ad Hoc Group Webpage on the P&Z website for more background on this effort, or contact Alex Dambach, Chief of Land Use Regulatory Services, at 703.746.3829.

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