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Development Notice Sign Templates - Print Signs to Post at Development Sites

Print forms, signs and guidelines to notify neighbors, neighborhood associations and others about development projects.
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This webpage is a list of template signs you can use to notify neighbors about development projects. 

You can also find out when you have contact neighbors about a development project, what you have to do and who you have to notify. You can submit an upcoming project or check out neighborhood contact notices. You can also subscribe to an email list about upcoming projects and get Civic Life's list of neighborhood coalition office contacts

Neighborhood Contact Administrative Rule

Sample development notice sign 

Note: Adobe Creative Suite 4 & newer required for Illustrator and InDesign files; Adobe Acrobat Pro is required for adding in images/artwork in PDFs.

Development notice sign templates for buildings (with public meetings)

Development notice sign templates for buildings (with no public meetings)

Development notice sign templates for land divisions (with public meetings)

Development notice sign templates for land divisions (with no public meetings)

Project information for land divisions

  • Site Address / Number of lots 
  • Future building types (ex. single dwelling detached, attached dwellings, industrial buildings)
  • Whether or not off-street parking is proposed
  • Zoning of property

Project information for buildings

  • Site address
  • Number stories of the proposed building(s)
  • Proposed uses of the building(s) and, if known, their general locations within the buildings(s). For residential uses, the number of dwelling units
  • Whether or not off-street parking is proposed
  • Zoning of property

Applicant contact

  • Name
  • Phone
  • Email address
  • If contact person is different than Applicant, also provide name, phone, and e-mail address for contact

(Additional) project info (optional)

  • Project Website, QR code or other source of info

Meeting information

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • We recommend having the font as large as possible - or place a flyer with meeting information stating the date, time, and location

Site plan 

The site plan must be at least 144 square inches in size and be at least 300dpi resolution. Other graphics are optional. An elevation or rendering is recommended.

For land divisions

  • Names of streets abutting site and north arrow
  • Proposed property lines, square footage of lots, and dimensions of lots
  • Locations of any proposed new streets and pedestrian connections
  • Location of existing trees and whether they are proposed to be removed

For buildings

  • Property lines, names of streets abutting site, and north arrow, 
  • Location of building(s) and dimensions of building setbacks from property lines,
  • Location of landscaped areas, and paved areas, and 
  • Location of existing trees and whether they are proposed to be removed.

Date of posting

  • Date the notice will be posted on site.

District Coalition information

Neighborhood association information

Email address- If the Neighborhood Association has a generic email address such as, use that address. If there are only personal addresses such as, provide the neighborhood association’s primary email address; do not use the personal email address. Find contact info at Office of Community and Civic Life.

Formatting, font and layout information  

For layout and formatting questions, call the General Inquiries phone number.

Materials used to create signs

Your local sign manufacturer will have a variety of options available, but for environmental reasons we recommend corrugated plastic because it can be recycled.

Corrugated plastic is sold under many trade-names. It is an extruded twin wall plastic-sheet product produced from high-impact polypropylene resin with a similar make-up to corrugated cardboard and is ideally suited for outdoor signage. It can be direct printed or will accept pressure sensitive adhesive graphics.

Location to post signs

The sign must be placed on each street frontage of the site, within 10 feet of the street lot line, and must be visible to pedestrians and motorists. It should be posted on the site; not in the adjacent public right-of-way. One sign must be posted for every 600 feet of street frontage or fraction thereof. Signs are not required along unimproved street frontages that do not allow motor vehicle access.

Installation of signs

Signs may be attached to an existing building or structure, or mounted on T-bars, 4 x 4 posts, a fence or other reasonable structure that is fully accessible to the public.

Mounting height for signs 

To ensure that your sign is displayed at the correct height, the top of the sign when mounted should be 72" inches above grade and free from any obstruction. The bottom ofthe sign must be 24” above the ground.