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Old 12-06-2013, 10:05 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?
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Old 12-06-2013, 10:44 PM
 
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Honestly the thought that there were too many signs has never crossed my mind before.
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Old 12-07-2013, 06:42 AM
 
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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?
We moved here from Maryland about 5 years ago and YES I agree with you!

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Honestly the thought that there were too many signs has never crossed my mind before.
Maybe have to be from someplace else that regulates signage to notice what a visual assault it can be....
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Old 12-07-2013, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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It's illegal in Greenville County to have those new subdivision signs out unless it's on the weekends.
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Old 12-07-2013, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Greater Greenville, SC
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Yes, I have noticed that. After a while, I just began ignoring them, which is the opposite of what they were erected for in the first place. LOL
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Old 12-07-2013, 06:48 AM
 
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Most of the "sign waivers" (folks holding signs at corners) are just as ridiculous but even more annoying.
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Old 12-07-2013, 06:50 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Most of the "sign waivers" (folks holding signs at corners) are just as ridiculous but even more annoying.
Yes but it's s job.
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Old 12-07-2013, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Yes but it's s job.
I'd rather be a homeless person then do that job.
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Old 12-07-2013, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Greenville,SC
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The county should make all businesses lower their signs to ground floor to make a more urban/residential look.I think there should be trees and bushes planted along woodruff road, and other roads, to make it look more inviting as well.
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Old 12-07-2013, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Piedmont, SC
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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 myself didn't really notice a signage issue around here, but like others may have said, I'll surely be looking for it and noticing now!
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