720 Consulting provides developers, architects, property owners, and business owners with the guidance necessary to meet zoning code and historic guidelines, balancing the needs of modern, adaptive reuse with the regulatory restrictions associated with locally listed historic buildings.
Featured Project: CoSign
The CoSign project is an initiative of the American Sign Museum. Artists, small businesses, and professional sign fabricators are paired to design and to install unique handcrafted signs for local retailers. Designed to enhance the economic vitality and identity of neighborhood businesses, it also creates an infrastructure to train the next generation of local signmakers.
A critical requirement of CoSign is that all signs must meet existing zoning, historic, and building codes. 720 Consulting worked with designers, fabricators, business owners, architects/engineer, and installers to ensure building permits could be issued without any special hearings, zoning variances, or historic board reviews. To date, 720 Consulting has facilitated the installation of 30 signs in historic neighborhood business districts in Cincinnati and Covington. The National Endowment for the Arts awarded Covington Arts a $50,000 Our Town grant in 2013 to support CoSign, and the project also received a River Cities Historic Preservation Award in 2015.