Should Businesses in Olivette Be Allowed More than 1 Sign?
Officials are just starting to consider whether they should allow more flexibility.
When is a sign more than one sign? And when is it OK to have signs on the side of a business in Olivette? Those are among the questions members of the Planning & Community Design Commission in Olivette considered last week.
Planning and zoning administrator Carlos Trejo told Patch the commission was considering whether to recommend changes to city code to allow more than one sign on a commercial business along Olive Boulevard.
- VOTE in our poll at the bottom of this article.
He said there was no solid timeline for when a recommendation would be made, but he said some business owners had inquired about whether they could add a second sign to their business.
As an example, Trejo pointed to the Walgreens
"Walgreens has a sign that says 'Walgreens,' and they have smaller signs that say other things as well," Trejo said. "That was allowed under an older version of the code" and was grandfathered in.
The current code would not allow the Walgreens sign, which also has the words "Pharmacy" and "1-HR PHOTO" on the side of the building.
"We're considering whether to allow some flexibility," he said.