What will the overlay mean for business signage?

There are different types of signage. For example, we define wall signs, freestanding monument, and freestanding pole signs separately. Each type of sign has a maximum allotment of square footage (for example, freestanding monument signs have a max of 60 square feet). IN ADDITION TO THIS there are total maximum signage requirements, forcing landowners to make trade-offs on signage for their property. For example, if the total maximum sign allotment is 100 sq. ft. and you want to do a wall sign of 50 sq. ft. and a freestanding monument sign of 60 sq. ft., you exceed the total maximum cap and have to cut one of those signs down by 10 sq. ft. The overlay removes the maximum requirement, so now the owner can do both sizes UP TO THE MAXIMUM SIZE ALLOWED PER SIGN. 

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1. What is the Gateway Crossing Overlay all about?
2. What opportunities will the overlay provide?
3. Is there a public cost cost or Botetourt County budget associated with the zoning change?
4. I own property or operate a business and I wish to continue to do so.
5. I own property that is currently vacant, and I have no current plans to develop it. What does this mean for me?
6. I own property and I want to develop or sell it.
7. I own property or operate a business and I want to expand my current use soon.
8. What about my proffered conditions?
9. Will I be required to add on-street parking or sidewalks if I expand my business and my site is topographically challenged?
10. If the overlay is not adopted, and I want to subdivide my property and create a new public street network, can I build whatever I want?
11. Will the Overlay change existing zoning?
12. Does the county have a shortage of properties that are zoned for B-3?
13. What if my property was previously rezoned with proffers or has an SEP with conditions?
14. What if I seek a waiver in the future and the zoning administrator denies it?
15. What will happen to my property values.
16. What does reduced, required setbacks mean?
17. What will the overlay mean for business signage?
18. If the overlay is not adopted, and I want to subdivide my property and create a new public street network, can I build whatever I want?