Andover Unified Development Manual

Part 2 — Unified Development Ordinance Zoning Regulations

City of Andover Unified Development Manual

2. In order to meet the community's expressed desire for quality development, these sign regulations are also intended to exercise reasonable control over the character and design of signs, promoting the use of signs which are: a. Aesthetically pleasing. b. Appropriately scaled. c. Compatible with their surroundings. d. Legible under the circumstances in which they are seen. 3. To support substantial governmental interests in protecting public safety and welfare, and without reference to the viewpoint of the individual speaker, any sign is prohibited which includes text or graphics that: a. Advertise unlawful activity. b. Are defamation, hate speech, incitement to imminent lawless action, or true threats. c. Are indecent, obscene, or immoral in nature and harmful to minors. (See K.S.A. 21-6401.) 101 Substitution and Severability A. Substitution. Signs containing noncommercial speech are permissible anywhere that signs containing commercial speech are permissible. B. Severability. Invalidation of any part, section, subsection, paragraph, subparagraph, sentence, phrase, clause, term, or word of this Article 8 by any court of competent jurisdiction does not affect the validity or enforceability of the remaining portions of Article 8 of these Zoning Regulations.

ARTICLE 8. SIGNS 100 Purpose A. Purpose . The purpose of these sign regulations is to provide reasonable time, place and manner restrictions on the installation and maintenance of signs, in order to allow communication through signs while protecting public safety, preserving the City's appearance and property values, and upholding the right of free speech and expression. 1. These regulations are intended to: a. Safeguard the public when using streets and sidewalks near signs. b. Allow governmental entities, railroads, and utilities to erect official signs to help protect public safety and welfare. c. Allow signs that identify premises, in order to aid first responders in emergency situations. d. Support clear and efficient wayfinding, as a factor contributing to both public safety and the local economy. e. Allow reasonable advertising, as a factor contributing to the local economy. f. Reduce visual clutter and avoid distractions that are potentially harmful to traffic and pedestrian safety. g. Enhance community appearance, in order to preserve and promote property values. h. Recognize local history, in order to enhance Andover's sense of community.

i. Enhance community appearance, in order to augment quality of life, and support citizen satisfaction with the environment in which they live, work, learn and play.

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