Howdy, first post here... and its another sign ordinance question!
Anyway, we have a glut of signs in our community and as we rewrite our sign code we are thinking of limiting the total number of signs per business. We want to cap the total number at 3 (any combo of ground, wall signs, awnings etc.). However, there has been some thought about challenges proposed by businesses and larger retailers which have signs for secondary purposes like "garden centers", "body shop" etc. We have seperate language to regulate on site operational signage but that is kept to a 5 sq.ft max and the signs we are worried about are the much larger ones on the walls of car dealers and big boxes.
I am wondering about experiences/difficulties if your community has a total sign limit. Would it be wise to stick with a strict standard? ( we may add some relief to the requirement by allowing for appeals to our building board)
Thanks for your thoughts