Public Hearing Item No. 1 - Text Amendments to Zoning Ordinance, Article 5, Sec. 501 and 502, proposed to address signage standards within the Main Street Hospitality Zone and larger Town Center Overlay District, and related text amendments to Lilburn Sign Ordinance, for which no public hearing is required.
This item was tabled in December 2021, for additional review by the city attorney. Subsequent edits recommended by the city attorney do not warrant re-review by the Planning Commission.
The Lilburn Zoning Ordinance Article 10, Section 1002 provides for text amendments initiated by the Planning Department, Planning Commission or City Council. Planning Department recommends Article 5, Section 501 and 502 be amended to reference Chapter 113-Signs and add sign standards specific to anticipated redevelopment in the Historic Main Street Hospitality Zone within the larger Town Center Overlay District.
The proposed amendments aim to reflect the goals of the City to accommodate unique developments typical of downtown or main street corridors, with pedestrian scale architecture that may have smaller building setbacks and front yards, more narrow and vertical building construction, multiple floors and tenant spaces, and possibly multiple uses. New code section in Article 5 addresses building sign area calculations based on street frontage, sign types, location, height, and lighting and amendments to Chapter 113.
Cross referencing the ordinance requirements supports businesses and residential properties, provides more efficient review of sign applications, and assists with code compliance which contributes positively to the public health, safety and general welfare.
Public notice was provided, and the Planning Commission recommended approval during Public Hearing October 28, 2021.
- Public Hearing (Y/N)
- Joellen Wilson, Planning Director
- Staff Recommendations:
- Approval of Ordinance No. 2021-575 providing for text amendments to Article 5 of Lilburn Zoning Ordinance and text amendments to the Chapter 113, Lilburn Sign Ordinance.
- Department Head Approval:
- J. Simpkins
- Mayor's Signature Required: