Sign Regulations That Encourage Outstanding Design

APA Pennsylvania Chapter


Wednesday, May 16, 2018
noon - 1:15 p.m. EDT

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How does your community regulate signs so they fit in with applicable design guidelines and community aesthetic desires? Jurisdictions often struggle with the regulation and administration of signs and aesthetics. This session will focus on the elements of great design for signs and zoning tools that can assist in the creation of signs that contain the elements of outstanding design.


Planners will come away with an understanding of the critical design elements that produce creative and outstanding signs. Key regulatory considerations that can facilitate in the creation of signs with outstanding design characteristics will be highlighted.  In addition, attendees will have an in depth knowledge of Phoenix's approach to creating outstanding and creative sign designs through performance based comprehensive sign plans.


Case studies of the Town of Gilbert Arizona Heritage District and City of Tucson will be presented.

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Linda Fields, AICP

Linda is the Planning Manager with the Town of Gilbert, Arizona since 2000. In 2000, Linda initiated the Town’s first charrette on neo-traditional development. In 2005 Linda created new zoning districts and regulations to welcome a range of housing choices and modern development standards. Linda manages a planning team ... Read More

Jim Mazzocco

Jim Mazzocco is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and American Planning Association. He is a retired planner who worked in Tucson, Arizona for 33 years. Among the positions he has held are Planning Director of Pima County, Arizona, Development Services Director for the Town of Marana ... Read More

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Susan Shermer,