DeKALB - The sizes of signage in the Northland Plaza Shopping Center in DeKalb could be changing soon, as the plaza’s owners hope to increase signs for better viewership from the road.
The petition came before the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission this week with a positive recommendation and will next head to the DeKalb City Council for final approval.
According to city documents, the proposed ordinance amendment is by B33 Northland Plaza, LLC to amend sign regulations in the shopping center to increase the allowable wall sign area for the building at the rear of the property located at the northeast quadrant of Sycamore Road and Barber Greene Road, 2478-2560 Sycamore Road. The shopping center is commonly known as the Northland Plaza Shopping Center.
DeKalb City Manager Bill Nicklas said the change in signage size would allow the future location of TJ Maxx, which is looking to move from its current home across the street in the Oakland Shopping Center, and other stores, to have signs that “would be easier to be seen and read from the road.”
“The amendments would permit slightly larger lettering on their signage beyond what the city’s sign code previously allowed,” Nicklas said.
The amendments were also voted upon unanimously, 7-0, to be recommended to the City Council.