Few were pleased with the design of proposed city signage. The city of Dunwoody announced it would scrap the program July 17.

Following backlash from residents over bright colors and big asterisks proposed for city signage, the city of Dunwoody has decided to table a proposed sign program, the city announced in a press release.

The city will go back to the drawing board to work on new designs that more closely match community expectations, according to the news release. No timetable has been set for the redesign and implementation of the city sign program, city officials said.

The idea was to install signs that would create a uniform look to greet people when they enter the city, guide them to popular destinations, and identify landmarks and street names. Dunwoody had planned to install signs at eight city parks by the end of the year, at a cost of $41,600. The city paid a Pennsylvania-based firm $39,247 for design and engineering services.

At the Dunwoody City Council’s July 9 meeting, several residents criticized the proposed signs.

Resident Bill Robinson called the signs, some of them 12 feet tall, too ostentatious.

“If I lived in Las Vegas, or if I lived in Miami, it would be an absolutely gorgeous sign, I guess,” Robinson told the council. “It’s a little bit out of touch with what I think of as Dunwoody, which has very traditional architecture and is a very conservative community.”