Exterior Commercial Color Palette (Limited Colors)
On February 2, 2015, an Exterior Commercial Color Palette went into effect for all existing and new commercial properties within the City of Bryan. These new regulations of the exterior color of commercial buildings were developed in the last couple of years with direction from the Bryan City Council and the Planning and Zoning Commission during their annual joint meeting that year. Ordinance no. 2073 was unanimously adopted by the City Council on November 11, 2014.
The Exterior Commercial Color Palette is intended to help prevent the use of bright colors on the exterior of commercial buildings that could produce negative impacts on adjacent and nearby properties and/or the overall community appearance. Unlike the new Building Design Guidelines, which are applicable only on properties along certain major corridors, the Exterior Commercial Color Palette, with a few exceptions, applies to ALL non-residential buildings and multi-family residential buildings greater than 3 stories in height on properties in the City.
The Exterior Commercial Color Palette utilizes the standard colors from the Sherwin Williams color palette, or their match in other paint company palettes. It is important to know that no colors are prohibited to be painted on the exterior of commercial buildings colors. However, the colors show below, referred to as “limited colors,” may only be used on 5-15% of the building façade, depending on the building size.