Elmhurst Zoning and Planning Commission will hold a workshop to solicit public input on whether electronic message board signs should be allowed on institutional properties within residentially zoned districts.
The workshop will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at City Hall, 209 N. York St.
The issue most recently was brought to the attention of the city last spring, when Redeemer Lutheran Church requested a 7-by-3-foot electronic sign on its property at 345 S. Kenilworth Ave. The Zoning and Planning Commission unanimously approved the request in May, but after much controversy and a legal opinion, in August the city's Development, Planning and Zoning Committee decided to recommend denial of the request. The request must be voted on by the full City Council.
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The church is hoping for a compromise, the aldermen have said a review of the city's sign ordinance is in order. Some residents have said the city has not been consistent in applying the zoning code with regard to signs.
The meeting will be held in the council chambers at City Hall.