North Olmsted close to revamping business sign zoning codes

NORTH OLMSTED, Ohio — The signs are all there for North Olmsted City Council next month to approve a more than year-long journey to revamp the community’s zoning codes related to business signage.

“It’s definitely coming down the home stretch of the project,” Director of Planning and Community Development Kimberly Lieber said. “The final stage is the council adoption stage.

“This was more of a full rewrite than a slight text change. We wanted to address those areas of the code that were not working for us.”

The update of the sign code covers size and scale, temporary signs, sign face calculation, architectural features, design guidelines, drive-through facilities, sign variances, administration and enforcement.

While pole signs will continue to be prohibited by the city, a notable change residents can expect involves digital signs, which currently aren’t permitted.

“In the new code, a limited amount of digital signage — not to

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