I'm working on a request to modify the zoning ordinance to allow schools to increase the sign area for freestranding signs from 32 square feet in residential districts to 70 square feet? possibly larger.
The second issue is a commercial company donates the sign in return for having their name and logo on top of the sign.
My concerns are:
1) the off-premise advertising aspects of this in residential zones
2) potential percentage of the sign allowed for the company logo
3) should commercial names and logos be allowed on school signs in residential zones
4) Should schools be allowed to include company names and logos without opening this to all public and quasi-public uses within the residential district.
I found an ordinance that allows schools to have two freestanding signs with each sign not to exceed 48 square feet of sign area as long as the street frontage was greater than 500 feet and the signs were 300 feet apart. One could be purely a reader board sign.
Any experience with this would be appreciated