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File #: OC-20-16   
Type: Other Communication Status: In Council - Consent Agenda
File created: 11/16/2020 In control: City Council
Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: 2020 Update of Neighborhood Sign Manual
Attachments: 1. OC-16



TO: Mayor Tim Keller, All City Councilors

FROM: Stephanie Yara, Director, Council Services

SUBJECT: title
2020 Update of Neighborhood Sign Manual

DATE: November 16, 2020

Attached, for receipt, is the 2020 Update of the City of Albuquerque Neighborhood Sign Manual, the program document for the City's Neighborhood Sign Program. The manual includes numerous changes to the program which will improve and expand the catalogue of signs and resolve programming issues concerning sign safety, sign ownership, liability, off premises sign zoning, sign maintenance and program management.
The manual makes significant changes to the new sign options that will be available including:
* Expansion of the Catalogue of Monument Signs. The palette of monument signs that are most favored by Neighborhoods will continue as available options, signs that were least ordered over the years will be removed, and the Catalogue will also include a number of more contemporary monument designs that are more expressive in fa?ade design and the use of colors and materials.
* Expansion of the Options for the Post and Board Signs. The manual makes use of new technologies to expand the design options for post and board signs by providing the signs through a "Kit of Parts". The kit provides the ability to mix and match backboard and posts styles and for a neighborhood to design their own sign-face and lettering that can be printed on a laser printer and glued to a backboard.
The engineering of the signs, for both the signs new to the manual and those carried forward from the exiting manual, was improved to enhance motorist's visibility of the signs, crash safety for motorists who strike the signs, and sign survivability in the event of a motor vehicle crash. These engineering features include:
* Break Away Designs. The vertical supports for the signs will break away when struck by a vehicle causing the si...

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