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Old 12-07-2013, 05:03 PM
 
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i love tacky signage myself. if you don't like signs, go to a national park. lol
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Old 12-07-2013, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Easley
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You can complain, but good luck. We were told that they did not have enough people to enforce it. We live in Pickens County & we have tried. The subdivision HOA gets better results with their rules.
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Old 12-07-2013, 07:49 PM
 
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I'm relatively new to Greenville (moved here in August). I'm really enjoying the area so far but what is the story with the excessive signage? There must be some stark differences in the zoning for downtown versus Greenville County because as soon as you leave the city limits, it's a visual assault with lawn signs, flapping signs, 20 foot dancing men inflatables, etc.

My professional background is marketing, and I understand that the business are trying to drive foot traffic, but has there ever been an attempt to reign it in? As an example, new pub opened up in a shopping center near my daughter's school. When I went to pick her up the other day, there must have been 8 of those lawn signs in a row promoting the place.

I found the City of Greenville's sign zoning here which indicates a permit is required for nearly all commercial signs: Signage Does anyone know where I would find the equivalent sign zoning for the county?

I know there are many more pressing issues out there, but it's a quality of life thing that seems feasible to address. Do you agree/disagree? Has there ever been any public debate about this topic?
Because..how can you look away from an inflatable twenty foot man!
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Old 12-07-2013, 07:52 PM
 
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Most of the "sign waivers" (folks holding signs at corners) are just as ridiculous but even more annoying.
Aw. I love those people. Theyre working for money in a kind of embarassing job and have to stay outside regardless of the weather. Today I saw one dressed like Waldo from Wheres Waldo dancing and going all out. Pretty awesome. I couldnt read the sign t hough, cuz it was black letters on a dark red background. I always feel happy that people who need a little extra cash to get them by have access to those type of jobs. It doesnt bother me at all. In fact in breaks up the monatany while running errands!
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Old 12-07-2013, 09:01 PM
 
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One thing I do like about the nicer Atlanta area suburbs, is how tightly they control signage. All of the signs, even fast food places look great.
I have noticed that as well in upscale Atlanta suburbs like Johns Creek and Alpharetta. They have done a great job with this.
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Old 12-07-2013, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Carolina Mountains
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It's one of the reasons I've always thought greenville looks so dumpy.
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Old 12-08-2013, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Greenville
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Illegal Signage
Listed below are the sign requirements:
Permits are required for all signage;
Signs are not permitted to be installed in the right-of-way or on utility poles;
Signs offering goods, services, or products may not be located off premises of the business

Source County of Greenville, SC
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Old 12-09-2013, 05:39 AM
 
Location: near downtown Greenville, SC (viewing the sunset vicariously at the North Gulf Shore Beach Access)
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It's one of the reasons I've always thought greenville looks so dumpy.
The city of Greenville adopted a sign ordinance in 2010 - there is a significant difference in the appearance of all commerical signs when crossing into the city limits - the county of Greenville (as well as most of the Upstate) looks dumpy. This is one of the reasons why I choose to live within the city limits - and, yes, it does remind of Johns Creek/Alpharetta.
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Old 12-09-2013, 06:22 PM
 
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do not try calling the county sheriff (even the non emergency line). They will dismiss your complaint with some "homespun wisdom" like "are they hurtin' anybody?"
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Old 12-09-2013, 06:32 PM
 
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My favorite are the realtor signs with the glamour shot and the ol' so heartwarming signature.
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