City of San Jose Sign Ordinance Update, Phase II


SCH Number
Lead Agency
San Jose, City of (City of San Jose)
Document Title
City of San Jose Sign Ordinance Update, Phase II
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Project Applicant
City of San Jose
Present Land Use

Document Description
The proposed project would amend Title 23 (Sign Ordinance) of the San Jose Municipal Code to 1) allow free-standing billboard structures on freeway-facing non-City-owned sites, and consider. building-mounted programmable signage and signs displaying off-site commercial speech on central non-City owned sites within the Downtown Sign Intensification Zone and the North San Jose Development Policy Area, 2) explore signage on public right-of-way to allow off-premise commercial advertising along public amenities, street furniture, and transit facilities, and 3) evaluate illumination parameters for illuminated and programmable signs. Location: non-City owned sites as identified Citywide, within Downtown Sign Zone and North San Jose Development Policy Area.

Contact Information
Ranu Aggarwal
City of San Jose
220 East Santa Clara Street
San Jose, CA 95113

Phone : (408) 535-6894


San Jose
Santa Clara

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (City of San Jose Sign Ordinance Update)
Local Action
Sign Ordinance Update
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Biological Resources Greenhouse Gas Emissions Traffic/Circulation Growth Inducing Land Use Cumulative Effects Energy
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Conservation California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 4 California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics California Department of Water Resources California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Natural Resources Agency California Public Utilities Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3


Environmental Document
NOP   PDF 2982 K Notice   PDF 526 K
NOC   PDF 781 K
State Comments
2020039040_CDFW Comment   PDF 375 K

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