Private Street Signs

The GIS Division requested this project in order address the lack of signage required for private streets within City boundaries. Ninety-one existing private streets lack street signs, making the streets more difficult for public safety officials to locate when they receive calls for service. Strategic Planning and Internal Consulting staff formed a project team that included representatives from the GIS Division, Central Dispatch, Planning Division and Transportation Department.

The Planning Commission reviewed and forwarded the ordinance to City Council with a recommendation for approval on November 22, 2010 by a vote of 8-0. The City Council unanimously adopted this ordinance on December 21, 2010.  The ordinance language is as follows:

 ��166.04(B)(3)(c) “(iii) Private street name signs. Where a structure is addressed on a private street or drive, the developer or property owner(s) shall be required to install, maintain, repair and replace all private street name signs. Any private street name sign existing at the time of passage of this ordinance shall be maintained, repaired and replaced as required by this section. Signs shall meet the standards of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) and shall be installed at all street/drive intersections. Unless approved otherwise, all signs shall be retroreflective and utilize a white legend on a green background.”

This project was completed in December 2010.