The La Grange Village Board on Monday passed an ordinance that will allow businesses occupying a second-floor space to display signage on their building if they submit a comprehensive sign plan that mets village standards.
Village staff and Plan Commission members reviewed the issue of second-floor signage in La Grange after the board voted in July to deny a variance request from businesses occupying the old Border Books building to allow for second-floor signage, and require them to remove the temporary banners advertising their existence.
The businesses most affected are Massage Envy and ATI Physical Therapy, which are both open on the second floor of the building, located at 1 N. La Grange Road.
According to a village staff memo, plan commissioners agreed that the village's zoning code should allow some type of signage to identify second-floor businesses, and that they should be regulated for consistency with the character of the area.
The ordinance will now require commercial building owners or managers to prepare a comprehensive sign plan and specifications to govern all signs of the building, according to the village. The sign plan applications would then be reviewed by the Community Development Department before they are approved by the village manager.