In practice, this is a rule observed mostly in the breach. While most significant store signs do go through the proper approval process, most of the cheap and (frankly) ugly signs don’t. So to address the proliferation of nonpermitted signs, CAG is working with the Business Improvement District and other to educate the storekeepers about the rules (see this circular) and to catalog the worst offenders for reporting to the Historical Preservation Office.

[Continue reading Topher Mathews’s post here at The Georgetown Metropolitan.]

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