§ 17-12-0800

General standards

17-12-0801 Applicability. The regulations in this section apply to all signs regulated by this chapter.

17-12-0802 Sign Placement. All signs and sign structures must be located on private property, within the boundaries of the zoning lot , except when expressly allowed to extend into the right-of-way and provided further, however, that city digital signs and city digital sign structures may be located on public property and may be within, partially within, or outside the boundaries of the zoning lot.

17-12-0803 Incidental Signs.

17-12-0803-A Incidental signs that meet the standards of this subsection are allowed in all districts and are not counted in determining the total area of all signs on the lot .

17-12-0803-B Freestanding incidental signs may be up to 6 square feet in area and 42 inches in height. Wall-mounted incidental signs may be up to 6 square feet in area and 12 feet in height.

17-12-0803-C Direct or indirect lighting is allowed.  Dynamic image display sign features and projections into the right-of-way are prohibited.

17-12-0803-D Incidental signs that do not meet the standards of this subsection must meet the district-specific standards for permanent signs and the area of such signs will be counted against a lot ‘s total maximum sign area limit.

17-12-0804 Temporary Signs.

17-12-0804-A Sign Features and Characteristics.  Temporary signs may not be illuminated.  Dynamic image display sign features and electronic elements are prohibited.

17-12-0804-B Temporary Wall Signs.

1. Residential Districts. In addition to any other signs allowed, one temporary wall sign is allowed per street frontage in R and DR districts. Such a temporary wall sign :

a.

may not exceed 18 inches ×18 inches in area in RS1, RS2, or RS3 districts;

b.

may not exceed 1 square feet × linear street frontage in area in RT 3.5, RT4, RM4.5, RM5, RM5.5 RM6, RM6.5 or DR districts; and

c.

may not be mounted at a height above one story or 20 feet, whichever is less, in any R or DR district.

2. Business, Commercial, Downtown and Manufacturing Districts. In addition to any other signs allowed, one temporary wall sign is allowed per street frontage in B, C, M, DC, DX and DS districts. Such a temporary wall sign :

a.

may not exceed 2 square feet × linear street frontage in area;

b.

may not be mounted at a height above 2 stories or 30 feet, whichever is less; and

c.

may not remain in place for more than one year.

17-12-0804-C Temporary Freestanding Signs.

1. Residential Districts. In addition to any other signs allowed, one temporary freestanding sign is allowed per street frontage in R and DR districts. Such a temporary freestanding sign :

a.

may not exceed 18 inches ×18 inches in area or 4 feet in height in RS1, RS2, or RS3 districts;

b.

may not exceed 2 square feet × linear street frontage in area or 10 feet in height in RT3.5, RT4, RM4.5, RM5, RM5.5 RM6, RM6.5 or DR districts; and

c.

may not project into the public way .

2. Business, Commercial, Downtown and Manufacturing Districts. In addition to any other signs allowed, one temporary freestanding sign is allowed per street frontage in B, C, M, DC, DX and DS districts. Such a temporary freestanding sign :

a.

may not exceed 2 square feet × linear street frontage in area;

b.

may not exceed 24 feet in height;

c.

may not project into the public way ; and

d.

may not remain in place for more than one year.

17-12-0804-D Temporary Banners. Temporary banners are subject to the regulations of this paragraph.

1. Residential Districts. Temporary banners in R and DR districts are exempt from the standards for permanent signs and are not counted in determining the total area of all signs on the lot . The following standards apply to temporary banners in R and DR districts:

a.

Temporary banners are not allowed on lots with detached houses , two-flats or townhouses .

b.

Temporary banners are allowed on lots with multi-unit residential buildings , provided that no more than one temporary banner is allowed for each 50 dwelling units in the building, up to a maximum of 3 banners .  Temporary banners may not exceed 32 square feet in area and no more than one may be attached to each building wall.  The mounted height of the temporary banner may not exceed 24 feet. Temporary banners on multi-unit buildings may be in place for no more than 180 days in any calendar year.

c.

One temporary banner is allowed on lots with allowed nonresidential uses. Such banners may not exceed 32 square feet in area and may remain in place for no more than 180 days per calendar year.

2. Business, Commercial, Downtown and Manufacturing Districts. Temporary banners in B, C, M, DC, DX and DS are subject to the standards applicable to permanent signs and are counted in the total square footage of signage allowed on the site.

17-12-0804-E Special Events Signs. The Zoning Administrator is authorized to issue temporary sign permits for special event signs and to impose time limits and other restrictions on the use, location, dimensions and characteristics of such signs to ensure that they are consistent with the purposes of this chapter.

(Added Coun. J. 5-26-04, p. 25275; Amend Coun. J. 11-8-12, p. 38872, § 255; Amend Coun. J. 12-12-12, p. 44485, § 6; Amend Coun. J. 4-30-14, p. 80382, § 5)

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