§ 17-12-0900

Signs in residential districts

17-12-0901 Applicability. The standards of this section apply in all R and DR districts.

17-12-0902 Permanent, On-premise Signs. The following standards apply to permanent, on-premise signs in R and DR districts.

For a printer-friendly PDF version of Table 17-12-0902, please

click here.

USE GROUP Maximum Number Maximum SignFace Area(sq. ft.) Allowed SignTypes Maximum Height of Freestanding Sign (feet)
Use Category Use Type
RESIDENTIAL
Household Living
Detached House, Two-flat, Townhouse 1 per street frontage 1 Wall NA
Multi-Unit (3+ units) Residential, Single-Room Occupancy 1 per street frontage 9 Wall, Awning, Freestanding 6
Group Living
Convents and Monasteries, Family Community Home, Temporary Overnight Shelters, Transitional Residences, Transitional Shelters 1 per street frontage 1 Wall, Awning NA
Assist. Living (Elderly Custodial Care), Group Community Homes, Nursing Homes, Group Living Not Otherwise Classified 1 per street frontage 9 Wall, Awning, Freestanding 6
PUBLIC AND CIVIC
Colleges and Universities 1 per building + 1 per street frontage Freestanding: 64 Wall: 10% of wall Wall, Awning, Freestanding 6/20 (1)
Cultural Exhibits and Libraries 1 per street frontage Wall: 10% of wall Wall, Awning NA
Day Care 1 per street frontage 16 Wall NA
Hospital 1 per building + 1 per street frontage Freestanding: 64 Wall: 10% of wall Wall, Awning, Freestanding 6/20 (1)
Lodge or Private Club 1 per street frontage 16 Wall, Awning NA
Parks and Recreation (except as more specifically regulated) 1 per building + 1 per street frontage Freestanding: 32 Wall: 10% of wall Wall, Awning, Freestanding 6
Public Safety Services 1 per street frontage Freestanding: 32 Wall: 10% of wall Wall, Awning, Freestanding 6
Religious Assembly 1 per street frontage Freestanding: 64 Wall: 10% of wall Wall, Awning, Freestanding 6/20 (1)
School 1 per building + 1 freestanding Freestanding: 64 Wall: 10% of wall Wall, Awning, Freestanding 6/20 (1)
Utilities and Services 1 per street frontage Freestanding: 32 Wall: 10% of wall Wall, Awning, Freestanding 6
COMMERCIAL
Funeral and Interment Service 1 per street frontage Freestanding: 32 Wall: 10% of wall Wall, Awning, Freestanding 6
Lodging
Bed and Breakfast 1 per street frontage Freestanding: 32 Wall: 10% of wall Wall, Awning, Freestanding 6
Medical Service
Government-operated Health Center 1 per street frontage Freestanding: 32 Wall: 10% of wall Wall, Awning, Freestanding 6
Office
Foreign Consulates, Philanthropic and Eleemosynary Institutions 1 per street frontage Freestanding: 32 Wall: 10% of wall Wall, Awning, Freestanding 6
Residential Support Service 1 per ground- floor business establishment 16 Wall, Awning NA
(1) Maximum freestanding sign height of 20 feet when such sign is located along a through street, as classified by the Chicago Department of Transportation, otherwise a maximum height of 6 feet.

17-12-0903 Sign Features.

17-12-0903-A Lighting. Signs in R and DR zoning districts may use only indirect lighting. Direct lighting and internal lighting of signs is prohibited, except in the case of allowed dynamic image display signs.

17-12-0903-B Dynamic Image Display Signs.  Dynamic image display signs are permitted in R and DR districts when such signs are freestanding, on-premise signs for public and civic uses that are located along a through street as classified by the Chicago Department of Transportation.  Flashing signs are prohibited.

17-12-0904 Off-premise Signs. Off-premise signs are prohibited in R and DR districts.  A city digital sign may be located in an R district, or portion thereof, which consists of land or public way owned by the city or a federal, state, local or other unit of government, in whole or in part, and which is not improved with any residential buildings, subject to the separation requirements in Section 17-12-1201-A.4.

(Added Coun. J. 5-26-04, p. 25275; Amend Coun. J. 4-14-10, p. 89020, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 12-12-12, p. 44485, § 6; Amend Coun. J. 4-30-14, p. 80382, § 5)

History

Download

  • Plain Text
  • JSON

Comments