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Onsite sign for neighborhood notification

Under the Neighborhood Contact Code Update, project applicants for new development would be required to post a sign onsite to let neighbors know about the future development. Staff at the Bureau of Development Services (BDS) have developed a draft template for an onsite sign. Project developers would be able to get an InDesign template and supporting information from the BDS website to create the sign.

The Discussion Draft includes a draft example of the sign for contextual information only; it is not a final version of the sign. The template and guiding information will be finalized by BDS staff before the changes take effect.

What kinds of signs do other cities require?

Other jurisdictions require posting of onsite signs, though usually only for processes that involve a hearing. See an overview of some examples.