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What kind of signs are not permitted Downtown?

The Downtown area, also known as the Central Business Zone (B-1) has stricter sign standards applied to it. The following aspects are required for any business that wants to install a sign in the downtown area:

  • Free standing signs are not permitted
  • Internally illuminated signs are not permitted, unless the design is a halo style or stencil cut sign of high quality that is approved by the Design Review and Preservation Board.
  • Projecting signs are permitted, but subject to the approval of the Sidewalk Conformance Inspector and Design Review and Preservation Board.
  • Awnings are permitted, but subject to the approval of the Sidewalk Conformance Inspector and Design Review and Preservation Board.
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