Posts Tagged ‘monument signs’

Costa Mesa May Impose More Business Sign Limitations

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

costa-mesa-welcomeCity leaders in Costa Mesa are discussing proposals to employ more limits and regulations for business signage. This, not surprisingly, has angered the business community. Small and mid-sized businesses, in particular, have balked at the idea of new limits that could decrease their ability to drive traffic to their doors. According to reports, disagreements about business signs in Costa Mesa have been an ongoing issue.

Signs Are Too Big

The mayor of Costa Mesa has stated that many monument-size signs around the city are simply too big. Short of calling them eyesores, the mayor believes these large signs are not attractive. The mayor and city council, for instance, think it’s time to revisit their sign regulations and to design some new rules for business signs. While the changes would be more restrictive, it’s still uncertain as to how restrictive the new rules may be. The council is still discussing various proposals. Some of the council is bothered by the fact that some businesses have multiple signs. One proposal would limit not only the size of a sign (in proportion to the size of the business property), but also the number of signs that could be posted.

Desert Renaissance: Twentynine Palms gets a Facelift

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

welcome to twentynine palmsAt the mouth of the Mojave Desert, Joshua Tree National Park, and the Mojave Preserve, lays the town of Twentynine Palms, CA.  The small desert community, an artists’ enclave for decades, renowned for its murals and stunning natural beauty, recently approved plans to substantially improve the face of the town.  Business owners along a main corollary of the town, Adobe Road, will be able to apply for funds to make substantial improvements, such as repainting or acquiring new monument signs, thanks to the city’s Community Reinvestment Program.

The funds will not be available to any businesses currently under construction, improvements that were already required by city regulations, or retroactively for work completed prior to the launch of the program (April 14, 2014). Potential upgrades include: