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HUDSON, OH (March 4, 2020) – At the March 3, 2020 City Council Meeting, Council voted to adopt and implement the proposed Land Development Code Sign Regulation Amendments. The amendments reflect significant efforts to simplify and relax the 20-year-old sign regulations so merchants can more easily utilize signage to advertise their businesses. These amendments are only the first step towards an updated and improved sign code. Council is committed to regularly updating Hudson’s codes to keep up with changes in the Hudson community.
Moving forward, the City will monitor how the new amendments affect merchants and will continue to make changes that support the merchants and business community. Council appreciates the significant time and effort the merchant community has dedicated to these updates.
The amendments are summarized as follows:
In addition to the above amendments, Council has directed staff to review signage allowances for places of religious worship and other non-residential uses to determine if any further amendments should be considered.
The effort to update the sign regulations began in 2019 when merchants raised concerns with several sign standards based on enforcement cases. The City worked with a stakeholder group made up of area merchants to gain insight and feedback regarding the proposed amendments. A moratorium was placed on sign code enforcement through March 31, 2020 to allow time for changes to be implemented.