Any property owner or business in Garden City, ID should take note of ongoing discussions by the City Council to replace the current sign code. The current draft of the code, although somewhat improved from last year, still has some serious issues that businesses should be concerned about:
Page 8: Establishes a “Distinctive Materials” clause that can be used to limit the usage of illumination
Page 16: Business in certain locations must turn-off lighting to the sign after 10PM
Page 19: Highly restrictive size allowances.
Page 23: Newly developed or altered multi-tenant properties will need to submit a “Master Sign Program” subject to a design review process.
Page 25: For existing signs that do not conform to the new regulations, certain improvements to the property may force the signs to be brought into compliance with the new code. This means that your lawfully permitted sign may be declared illegal if you remodel your storefront by more than 25%
City council hearing is set for 9/27 at 6PM. Please plan on attending or call a council member to voice your concern.