Sechelt is looking to kill two birds with one stone through some changes to the sign bylaw.

It started with a request from a real estate developer for a large sign on the highway in West Sechelt.

What District staff are suggesting instead is that they put up a “directional” sign, like others around town pointing out attractions and businesses (see below), and offer the developer space on that sign.

Sechelt Directional Sign

Director of Development Services Ray Parfit says it would reduce sign clutter and help the District.  He also says it’s been successful elsewhere, including Surrey and Coquitlam, where developers contribute to the costs of the signs.

Council voted Wednesday to study the idea a bit more and also look at adding some regulations for real estate signage to the current bylaw