Aiken Planning Commission will further review and discuss the City of Aiken’s zoning ordinance concerning sign visibility and trees in a work session on Tuesday.


The work session is open to the public, and will start at 5 p.m. in room 204 on the second floor of the Municipal Building, located at 214 Park Ave.


In July, City Council approved a change to the zoning ordinance regarding sign visibility and trees to allow the removal of certain trees to improve freestanding sign visibility along street fronts.


Since then, interim Planning Director Tommy Paradise said another issue needs to be addressed.


“We’ve had an issue show up about trees along the rear of a property line where those trees are blocking a sign on the wall of a building,” Paradise said. “So, what we’re basically asking Planning Commission to do is look over the zoning ordinance again, and decide whether they like it as it is or they want to recommend any changes.”


In other business, Planning Commission will hold its regular meeting following the work session at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers.


Planning Commission will review and decide whether to recommend two applicant requests – one for a property to be annexed into the City limits and another to rezone 1.3 acres from residential multifamily low density to general business. It’s located on the west side of Silver Bluff Road.


Maayan Schechter is the local government reporter with Aiken Standard. An Atlanta native, she has a mass communications-journalism degree with the University of North Carolina Asheville. Follow her on Twitter @MaayanSchechter.