On May 23, 2023, the Arlington City Council approved the Commercial Signage Improvement Program by resolution to incentivize the voluntary removal of non-conforming pole signs and the installation of new (wall, ground, blade, etc.) signs that conform to the sign standards found in Article 7 of the City's Unified Development Code. This pilot program is focused on businesses along Abram Street but is open to any commercial business in the City of Arlington with a non-conforming pole sign on their property.

The Commercial Signage Improvement Program is designed to reduce the visual clutter along major thoroughfares, thereby improving automobile and pedestrian safety. The removal of non-conforming signs will significantly enhance property values, business opportunities, and community appearance - all in an effort to strengthen Arlington's economic stability. The installation of new, conforming signs that better integrate with the surrounding environment will further promote local development and stimulate business and commercial activity in Arlington.

  • As part of this incentive program, each qualifying business or property owner may receive a grant up to $10,000 to reimburse the removal costs of all components of the non-conforming sign and to install a new, conforming sign on premises.
  • To apply for a program grant, please complete the Commercial Signage Improvement Program Application (link below) and submit all required documentation (as listed on the application) via email to Patricia Sinel at [email protected].

As there is limited funding for the Commercial Signage Improvement Program, all applications will be administered on a first-come, first-served basis. Should you need assistance with the application or have questions about the program, please contact Patricia Sinel at [email protected] or 817-459-6343.