Create or Change Sign Standards for Tenants in my Center

Site specific sign standards are required for all multi-tenant commercial , resort and employment centers to create a cohesive  throughout the development. For more information about creating or changing sign standards for your center, please see below. 

 

PAD Sign Exemption

A Planned Area Development (PAD) District may have established its own sign standards. However, property owners of land within a PAD may request an exemption from the PAD sign standards to operate under Chapter 28 of the Zoning Code.

Step 1.Review the requirements for PAD sign exemptions

  • Verify the sign standards for your site are regulated by a Planned Area Development (PAD). 
  • Review the sign standards in Chapter 28 of the Zoning Code.

Step 2.Submit a formal application

Step 3.Staff review

  • All applicable departments will review your submittal for code compliance
  • Staff comments will be provided within 20 working days of a complete submittal
  • A revised application addressing staff comments must be resubmitted
  • Additional revised submittals may be necessary if code issues are not adequately addressed.
  • Once all staff comments are addressed, the application will be scheduled for consideration by the Planning and Zoning Commission.  

Step 4.Planning and Zoning Commission Public Meeting

  • PAD Sign Exemptions requires consideration by the Planning and Zoning Commission
  • Staff will provide a staff report regarding compliance to the zoning code 
  • A staff presentation will be provided outlining the proposed application followed by staff’s recommendation
  • The applicant will be provided an opportunity to present their application

Step 5.Town Council Public Meeting

  • Following a recommendation from the Planning and Zoning Commission, Town Council will consider the application
  • Staff will provide a staff report regarding Zoning Code compliance
  • If necessary, a staff presentation will be provided outlining the proposed application followed by the Planning and Zoning Commission’s recommendation
  • If necessary, the applicant will be provided an opportunity to present their application

Step 6.Next steps

  • Upon Town Council approval, the next step is to proceed with a sign package, sign criteria or a Master Sign Program. 

 

 

Sign Criteria

A sign criteria is a set of proposed sign standards for a development that complies with the provisions of Zoning Code.

Step 1.Review requirements for a sign criteria 

  • Verify if a sign criteria exists for your development by clicking HERE
  • Review the sign standards in Chapter 28 and Addendum A of the Zoning Code.

Step 2.Submit a formal application

  • Submit a formal application to planning@orovalleyaz.gov with all required contents from the Sign Criteria Guide(PDF, 2MB).
  • You may also submit in person or by regular mail
  • Fees can be paid by cash, check or card
  • Submission will not be reviewed until all fees are paid

Step 3.Staff review 

  • All applicable departments will review your submittal for code compliance 
  • Staff comments will be provided within 20 working days of a complete submittal

Step 4.Submit a revised application

  • A revised application addressing staff comments must be resubmitted
  • Additional revised submittals may be necessary if code issues are not adequately addressed 

Step 5.Staff approval and next steps

  • Once all staff comments have been addressed, the proposed sign criteria will be administratively approved
  • The next step is to acquire a sign permit for installation. 

 

 

Master Sign Program

A Master Sign Program is a set of sign standards for a development that propose alternatives to the provisions of the sign code and is intended to provide latitude in order to achieve variety and good design.

Step 1.Review the requirements for a Master Sign Program

  • Verify if a Master Sign Program exists for your development by clicking HERE.
  • Review the sign standards in Chapter 28 and Addendum A of the Zoning Code.

Step 2.Submit a formal application

Step 3.Staff review

  • All applicable departments will review your submittal for code compliance
  • Staff comments will be provided within 15 working days of a complete submittal
  • A revised application addressing staff comments must be resubmitted
  • Additional revised submittals may be necessary if code issues are not adequately addressed.
  • Once all staff comments are addressed, the application will be scheduled for consideration by the Planning and Zoning Commission.

Step 4.Planning and Zoning Commission Public Meeting

  • Master Sign Programs requires consideration by the Planning and Zoning Commission
  • Staff will provide a staff report regarding compliance to the zoning code 
  • A staff presentation will be provided outlining the proposed application followed by staff’s recommendation
  • The applicant will be provided an opportunity to present their application

Step 5.Town Council Public Meeting

  • Following a recommendation from the Planning and Zoning Commission, Town Council will consider the application
  • Staff will provide a staff report regarding Zoning Code compliance
  • If necessary, a staff presentation will be provided outlining the proposed application followed by the Planning and Zoning Commission’s recommendation
  • If necessary, the applicant will be provided an opportunity to present their application

Step 6.Next Steps

  • Upon Town Council approval, the next step is to acquire a sign permit for installation.