City Council Tables Public Hearing on Sign Ordinance

A motion was made by Councilman Kirk deViere to table the public hearing on the proposed revisions to the City of Fayetteville Sign Code. Some of the revisions need further clarification by council.  The public hearing will resume on August 22 @ 7:00 p.m. in the city council chambers.  You can sign up to speak prior to the meeting or arrive 15 minutes before the meeting begins.

The following changes are proposed as they relate to the real estate industry.

Freestanding Signs & Banners

  • A total of no more than three (3) open house real estate off premises freestanding signs or banners are allowed
  • Signs are limited to four square feet in area and four feet in height
  • Banners are limited to twelve square feet in area and seven feet in height
  • These signs and banners pertaining to a specific residential property may be displayed between Friday and Sunday when open house real estate events are being conducted for that property sometime during those days
  • Signs and banners shall not be placed on public property or anywhere in the public right-of-way
  • Signs and banners shall only be placed on private property with the prior consent of such property owner and shall indicate the contact information of the responsible broker on each sign or banner
  • Up to four (4) inflatable balloons of up to one foot in diameter may be affixed to each sign but not to banners
  • These provisions also apply to residential sales offices when they are open between Friday and Sunday

Directional Real Estate Signs

  • City-approved generic directional real estate sign not exceeding 2 sq. ft. in area and 30 inches in height may be placed in the right-of-way at or near the corner of the nearest through street to direct the public to properties for sale
  • One (1) such sign shall be allowed for each intersection and shall be removed upon sale of the affected property or properties

Other Business:

The Cape Fear River Overlay District has been adopted.

Background – The City of Fayetteville on May 23, 2016, amended certain provisions of the Unified Development Ordinance Overlay Zoning Districts.  The City Council determined that the Cape Fear River Overlay District was in the best interst of the citizens regarding public health, safety and welfare.

Purpose – Overlay created to conserve, promote and manage those areas on both sides of the Cape Fear River within the corporate limits.  Standards will ensure that new development is compatible with and enhances the unique river resources.

click below for a link to the zoning map ↓


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Published by Angie Hedgepeth

Angie Hedgepeth, Government Affairs Director for the Association, attends all the local meetings each month, as well as NAR and NCAR meetings, and keeps members abreast of the multiple issues being addressed in local, state and national government. She prepares reports on the meetings she attends and they are included in the weekly "Government Affairs Update".