Mission (Kansas) Revised Sign Code to Allow Historic Pole Signs

The city of Mission, Kansas is revising a sign code that still wouldn’t allow pole signs, but it is adding a mechanism to allow historic pole signs that are at least 40 years old to remain. This subjective provision, which would be determined on a case-by-case basis, would require that the sign “must demonstrate Mission’s cultural, economic and historic heritage,” according to an article in the Shawnee Mission Post.


The proposed added revision is titled “Section 430.130 Signs of Historic Significance.” The article quoted a city administrator who said, “The intent of creating a new language and a new definition [or a new sign type] was to provide a mechanism which would allow for the preservation, maintenance or reuse of signage that contributes to Mission’s unique character, history or identity but would otherwise be prohibited.”

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Wade Swormstedt

Wade Swormstedt

Wade is Executive Director of the Foundation for the Advancement of the Sign Industry. Formerly he was Editor and Publisher of Signs of the Times magazine.

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