Dunwoody To Allow Signs On High-Rise Buildings

The Dunwoody City Council approved changes to its sign ordinance to allow exterior signs above the 12th floor of any building facing a road.


3 responses to this post.

  1. Is anyone facing outlawing of billboards and what challenges have successfully been made to laws prohibiting billboards

  2. Posted by chuck white on January 27, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    Many communities have successfully fought the invasion of these giant billboards. They are far far more than just eyesores, although they certainly are that. Covenant Media places them in curves so that drivers cannot miss them. They are also very bright and stand out from other billboards, and their flashing lights are clearly designed to take the drivers eye and attention OFF the road where it should be, on onto their obnoxious sign.

    I suggest you Yahoo “Covenant Media Billboards” and you will get many hits about community lawsuits which successfully rejected these billboards. Covenant has a pattern of trying to slip an application in at the last second, or of egregiously misrepresenting the size and scope of the planned billboard, and then suing the community for infringement of their 1st amendment rights (Ha!) and anything else they can think of.

    There are many excellent judgments cited including one which give a Federal law as precedent for denying them because highways have to be safe for drivers. Refer to this document: pacer.ca4.uscourts.gov/opinion.pdf/061894.P.pdf. I tried to copy and paste but it’s in pdf and wouldn’t allow it.

    I hope you are asking so you can protect your community from these villains. It is very frightening to think of the number of accidents caused by drivers on unfamiliar roads being distracted by these monstrosities.

    Good luck!

  3. Outdoor advertising signs are the best way to advertize about the brand or the product or the services and if it is placed on tall buildings, it can be seen from a very distant place.

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