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    Campus signage

    not sure if this goes here or in land use -

    since I heard crickets chirping the last time I posted a sign question, I will post a specific one:

    what if anything to you allow or regulate for campus signage - by campus I mean an industrial park, a research center as well as a college/university/boarding school -

    thanks!!!!!

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    Our only college campus is public and we can't touch it when it comes to regulating signs.

    We do not differentiate between uses when it comes to signs--only whether it is residential or non-residential. Our sizes vary based on location (freeway, regional highway, regular city streets).

    Is there something in particular you are looking for?

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    we have 3 candidate properties for campuses - one private college and 2 private non-profit reseach center. These campuses all have multiple entry points and a significant amount of frontage. So the one ground sign per busienss or the usual direcitonal sign requirements really don't work here -

    Plus, we want to encourage a more holistic approach (have I been here too long or what ) to signage by seeing the whole package, the whole site and what the signage needs are to safely, conveniently move people into and around the site and perhaps with a little style - so it's more of a performance standard approach than the typical 2 sq feet per x linear frontage kind of thing

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    sign plan

    I'm not sure what perspective you are writing from, but in my experience large projects with multiple buildings and frontages have submitted a signage plan. The signage plan became part of the rezoning ordinance (PUD)...A plan would promote uniformity throughout the campus with sizes and designs.
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    Are you asking about the signage for individual buildings/tenants or for the campus itself? Virtually every place I have seen has allowed entry signage that identifies the "Green Fields Technology Campus" and wayfinding signage within the development.
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    Cardinal - all of the above, yes - I was trying to come up with succinct wording and i was wondering if people give more allowances for more signs in these cases than for a single lot tenant scenario?

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    I would suggest some option along the lines of a comprehensive campus sign plan that is tailored to the needs of a large educational (if applicable by law) or office/industrial campus.

    This way you can build in flexibility where needed.

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