HOMEWOOD CITYWIDE SIGN CODE UPDATE
The City of Homewood, with assistance from the Greater Birmingham Regional Planning Commission and PlaceMakers, LLC, is asking the community to provide input on the ways to make the citywide Homewood Sign Ordinance more user friendly, able to respond to today’s market demands, as well as to get into compliance with recent changes in law. The current Homewood Sign Ordinance, last revised in 2015, is hard to enforce. Also, the Supreme Court ruled that signs must be content neutral, in the case of Reed v Town of Gilbert. Regulating signs by their categories is not content neutral. If you need to read a sign to know how to regulate it, then it is content based. To make the code more user friendly as well as to comply with Reed v. the Town of Gilbert, the recommendation is for the new sign code to be simplified to regulate type, number, size and style of sign.
JOIN US AT OUR NEXT PUBLIC MEETING - JUNE 27, 2019
April 2019 - View the first public presentation on why the citywide sign code update is needed and review the notes from the public meeting and work sessions conducted April 23-25 by clicking on the buttons below: