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Posted on: March 22, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Provide Your Input: Sign Code Overhaul

Community members are invited to attend a virtual joint meeting of the Planning Policy Commission (PPC) and Economic Vitality Commission (EVC) at 6:30 p.m. March 25 to provide feedback on a project to overhaul Issaquah’s sign code.

This meeting is the first step in reviewing and adopting a new sign code. At this point, the team working on the overhaul is specifically interested in feedback on:

  • Temporary non-commercial signs: What technique is appropriate to support free speech while promoting safe sightlines and retaining our community’s character? 
  • Should the Cultural Business District (CBD) sign standards be consistent with the rest of the City, or is continuity with some or all the elements of the Olde Town Design Standards more important?
  • In the Issaquah Highlands, there are kiosks with business and civic signage in the right-of-way. Other parts of the City don’t have these types of kiosks, though they have been allowed for many years. How should such kiosk programs be continued in the updated sign code? 
  • Currently the sign code regulates flag sizes, preventing monumental governmental flags. Should flags be regulated? And if so, what should the size limit be? 
  • Should the City change how old a sign has to be to be considered a landmark sign?

There will be other opportunities for public input, including a PCC public hearing April 22 and a City Council Study Session May 25. City Council adoption is tentatively slated for June 21.

Learn more about the City’s current sign code, and the overhaul project, online.

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