Sign Code Update
Upcoming Community Input
We are close to adoption of the new sign code and we would love your input!
In June we will have four Q & A sessions that will review specific topics and be available for general questions.
- 6/10: Q & A Session #1: What is the purpose of the update?
- 6/11: Q & A Session #2: What are Context Areas?
- 6/23: Q & A Session #3: What will the Permanent Sign Standards be?
- 6/24: Q & A Session #4: What about Temporary Signs and Lighting?
In July the Planning Commission will hold a worksession for public discussion and in August Planning Commission will provide a recommendation about the sign code text amendment to City Council.
- 7/23: Planning Commission public worksession
- 8/13: Planning Commission public hearing, recommendation to City Council
City Council will review the proposed code and make a decision to adopt the new code in September.
We are coming into the adoption phase of this project, if you would like to provide feedback, now is the time! For information about the proposed sign code contact Toby Stauffer or check the Engage Steamboat website at engagesteamboat.net/signcode.
The most current complete draft of the proposed code is below.
Focus of the Sign Code Update
Communities across the country have been updating sign codes in response to the 2015 Supreme Court decision of Reed v Town of Gilbert AZ, which prohibits content- based sign regulations. While Steamboat Springs’ Sign Code has not been fully updated for over 10 years, the issue has gained urgency due to this changed legal environment.
The update includes content-neutral regulations that should be clear, easy to use, and flexible for signs in different areas of the city, rather than the current one-size-fits-all approach.
We would love to hear your feedback, please submit comments!