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Sign Regulations Update
Tentative Timeline for the Amendment Process

Spring 2013 – Focus Group Meetings

Summer 2013-Winter 2014 – Development of draft regulations

March 2014 – Follow-up Focus Group Meetings

Spring 2014 – Work Sessions and Public Hearings with the Manhattan Urban Area Planning Board

Spring 2014 – City Commission adoption of regulations
The Community Development Department is in the process of updating the
City’s sign regulations. The current sign regulations are a chapter in the
Manhattan Zoning Ordinance – Article VI. These regulations were originally
adopted in 1996, and have been amended with minor updates several times.

Public Participation
The City is holding several focus group meetings (see schedule below) to review draft signage provisions and seek public comments and input. The meetings are anticipated to last 1 to 1.5 hours.
Topics covered will include:
  • Overview of draft provisions for residential, commercial and industrial districts
  • Electronic and digital signs
  • Temporary signs
  • Real estate signs and For Rent signs
  • Sidewalk signs


Currently Scheduled Focus Groups (2014):
General Public and Businesses
3 p.m. Monday, March 10
City Commission Room, City Hall, 1101 Poyntz Ave.
Landlords and Property Managers
9 a.m. Wednesday, March 12
City Commission Room, City Hall, 1101 Poyntz Ave.
General Public and Businesses
9 a.m. Thursday, March 13
City Commission Room, City Hall, 1101 Poyntz Ave.
Neighborhood Associations
5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 13
City Commission Room, City Hall, 1101 Poyntz Ave.
Sign Contractors
9 a.m. Friday, March 14
City Commission Room, City Hall, 1101 Poyntz Ave.
Downtown Businesses
8 a.m. Wednesday, March 26
Chamber of Commerce Conference Room, 501 Poyntz Ave.
 Aggieville Businesses
2 p.m. Wednesday, March 26
Aggieville Pizza Hut, 1121 Moro St.


Questions?
Contact Chad Bunger, Senior Planner, at 785-587-2412.

How can I participate?
Attend a scheduled focus group meeting or email your input, questions or comments.


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