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DISTRICT IDENTIFICATION SIGNS
It is relatively easy to get business district or community identification signs in your area. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will put up signs that identify an AREA— not a specific group or organization. Typically, signs say “XYZ Commercial District (or Community) Welcomes You.” The Seattle Department of Transportation will manufacture and install the sign(s) as long as the group agrees to cover the costs.
Frequently asked questions:How much does a typical sign cost?
Signs can cost up to $300 each depending on the design and installation costs.
How many signs can a neighborhood have?
Neighborhoods usually purchase 4 signs. But if the group comes up with good locations, the Seattle Department of Transportation could approve more.Can SDOT install freestanding signs?
Typically district identification signs are installed on their own sign post.
What is the size and color of the sign?
Sign colors and designs are limited. The sign is 3 x 2 feet and the colors are typically green with white lettering. Additional colors may be added, but the feasibility of this must be reviewed for each sign request. Adding colors will also affect the total cost.
How long does the process take?
Once a group has funding for the sign and the design and locations for the signs have been approved, manufacture and installation usually take between 3 – 6 weeks, depending on the time of year and the workload of SDOT’s traffic shop.
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