Project Description

City of Tucker Sign Ordinance

Details:

Client: City of Tucker

Location: Tucker, Georgia

Status: Approved in May 2019

Highlights:

  • Review and update of existing sign regulations for legality, design, and usability

  • Robust public involvement process

Description:

When the city of Tucker was incorporated in 2015, it adopted the previous sign ordinance and zoning regulations from DeKalb County. Despite being functional, these regulations reflected neither the historic nature of the city nor its growing sense of identity. As a result, TSW was retained by the City to facilitate a public process to review and update existing sign regulations for legality, design, and usability.

The sign ordinance update included the creation of a steering committee to guide the process, along with a robust series of public meetings to review various potential requirements. This also included a review of which DeKalb County regulations were still applicable to the city and which were not.

The result of the process was a completely updated sign ordinance that provided customized regulation and design standards, significantly improved usability, and the use of graphics and tables. The regulations included both citywide standards, and customized design requirements for the downtown in major redevelopment sites.