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Sign Code Update 2019

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Signs for businesses and institutions across Wenatchee are an important asset for their success. The City has initiated a project to craft a new sign code to reflect evolving community priorities, new technologies, and best practices in design and legal protection of free speech.

The new sign code will strive to:

  • Be more user-friendly for businesses, sign-makers, residents, and city staff
  • Improve the attractiveness and readability of business signs
  • Pay special attention to the historic context of Downtown Wenatchee
  • Improve the appearance of neighborhoods

Makers Architecture and Urban Design was selected as the consultant for the project.

Final Adopted Ordinance

Ordinance 2019-50 was adopted by the Wenatchee City Council on December 5, 2019 and will go into effect on January 12, 2020.

This code update was processed with the annual Comprehensive Plan and Development Regulation Amendments. The project page can be found here.

Past Meetings:

  • May 14, 2019 Stakeholder Committee Meeting #1
  • June 25, 2019 Open House
  • June 26, 2019 Stakeholder Committee Meeting #2
  • August 21, 2019 - Drop-in open house from 4:00 PM-5:00 PM in the City Council Chambers at Wenatchee City Hall (301 Yakima Street, 2nd Floor, Wenatchee, WA 98801)
  • August 21, 2019 - Planning Commission Meeting -  Meeting started at 5:30 PM in the City Council Chambers at 301 Yakima St, 2nd Floor, Wenatchee, WA 98801. A workshop regarding the sign code update was on the agenda.
  • September 11, 2019 - Planning Commission Sign Code Update Sub-Committee Meeting was held 7-9 AM at the Public Services Center 1350 McKittrick St, Wenatchee, WA 98801.
  • September 18, 2019 - Planning Commission Meeting - Meeting started at 5:30 PM in the City Council Chambers at 301 Yakima St, 2nd Floor, Wenatchee, WA 98801. A workshop regarding the sign code update was on the agenda.
  • September 19, 2019 - Workshop with the Wenatchee City Council - Meeting started at 5:15PM in the City Council Chambers at 301 Yakima St, 2nd Floor, Wenatchee, WA 98801.
  • October 23, 2019 - Planning Commission Sign Code Update Sub-Committee Meeting - 7-9 AM in the City Council Chambers at 301 Yakima Street, 2nd Floor, Wenatchee, WA 98801.
  • November 7, 2019  - Planning Commission Sign Code Update Sub-Committee Meeting - 7-9 AM in the City Council Chambers at 301 Yakima Street, 2nd Floor, Wenatchee, WA 98801.
  • November 20, 2019 - Public hearing with Planning Commission - Meeting started at 5:30 PM in the City Council Chambers at 301 Yakima St, 2nd Floor, Wenatchee, WA 98801.
    • Agenda Packet
    • The Planning Commission recommended that the City Council approve the proposed sign code. 
  • December 5, 2019 - Public hearing with City Council - Meeting started at 5:15 PM in the City Council Chambers at 301 Yakima St, 2nd Floor, Wenatchee, WA 98801. 

Future Scheduled Meetings:

No future meetings are scheduled at this time.  

 

Media Coverage:

Wenatchee World
KOZI Community Radio
NCW Life
KOHO 101 Radio
Newsradio 560 KPQ

QUESTIONS?

Please contact Matt Parsons at: 509-888-3253 or by Email at mparsons@wenatcheewa.gov

or Stephen Neuenschwander at 509-888-3285 or by Email at sneuenschwander@wenatcheewa.gov