Lilburn tweaks its sign ordinance

LILBURN - A host of changes related to the sign ordinance in Lilburn have been implemented in a move to be more customer-focused and service-oriented to businesses calling the city home.

The changes went into effect Aug. 10 after they were approved by the City Council.

"We want to be proactive and give options to our businesses when it comes to temporary and permanent signs," said the city's Director of Planning and Economic Development Doug Stacks in a statement. "We anticipate these changes will encourage businesses to consider replacing older signs with ones with new, fresh and an updated design."

Some changes to the ordinance include: allowing freestanding signs to be 100 square feet with heights varying from eight to 20 feet depending on setback, increasing the allowed square footage of wall signs, allowing variable message boards to change copy more than once every 24 hours, allowing nonconforming signs to be temporarily relocated during construction projects and allowing companies to reconfigure their oversized signs to an electronic message board as long as the height is not increased.

For more information, contact Stacks at 770-921-2784 or call Alex Mitchem at 770-638-2197.