Billboard Study

Study Information

On July 26, 2018, the City Council passed Motion M-18-319 which directed the City Planning Commission to conduct a public hearing and study to examine the existing billboard regulations within the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance (CZO) and provide recommendations for potential amendments.

Per the directive of City Council Motion M-18-319, the study shall include, but is not limited to, the following:

  1. Provide an overview of existing regulations, with a determination of number and locations of sites where the development of billboards is currently permitted;
  2. Identify aspects of the existing regulations that are problematic because the regulations do not reflect best practices, city priorities, or because they are linked to geographic areas that cannot feasibly be defined or interpreted, such as the currently outlined view sheds and travel corridors;
  3. Update the existing city-wide inventory of billboard locations, including locations relative to Master Plan designations, zoning districts, historic district boundaries, city-and state-owned property, and prohibited locations in the CZO;
  4. Develop a more thorough policy related to billboards in historic districts;\
  5. Research appropriate design standards for billboards, including their structural supports;
  6. Identify potential modifications to the CZO to ensure that current regulations allow billboards in minimally impactful areas, while prohibiting billboards in sensitive areas;
  7. Identify any potential changes to regulations regarding electronic billboards that may be deemed advisable;
  8. Identify modifications to permitting and licensing processes as may be needed to implement new regulations in the CZO; and
  9. Identify modifications to City Code that may be needed to implement new regulations in the CZO.

Study Documents

Billboard Study Timeline

Ongoing Stakeholder Meetings
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 Preliminary Report Released
Tuesday, December 11, 2018   Public Hearing for Comments
Monday, April 15, 2019 Deadline for Written Public Comment Period (COB)
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Draft Study Released
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 Public Hearing for Study
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 CPC Planning & Special Projects Committee Meeting  
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 CPC Planning & Special Projects Committee Meeting
Tuesday, July 9, 2019 Public Hearing for Study