§ 136.1.

AWNINGS, CANOPIES AND MARQUEES IN LIMITED COMMERCIAL USES, NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL DISTRICTS, EASTERN NEIGHBORHOODS MIXED USE AND SOUTH OF MARKET MIXED USE DISTRICTS

In addition to the limitations of Section 136, especially Paragraph 136(c)(12), the following provisions shall apply to Limited Commercial Uses, and in NC, Eastern Neighborhoods Mixed Use and South of Market Mixed Use Districts.

a.

Awnings. Awnings, as defined in Section 790.20 of this Code, shall be regulated in Limited Commercial Uses, Neighborhood Commercial Districts, Eastern Neighborhoods Mixed Use and South of Market Mixed Use Districts below.

All portions of any permitted awning shall be not less than eight feet above the finished grade, excluding any valance which shall not be less than seven feet above the finished grade. No portion of any awning shall be higher than the windowsill level of the lowest story (if any) exclusive of the ground story and mezzanine, provided that no such awning shall in any case exceed a height of 16 feet or the roofline of the building to which it is attached, whichever is lower.

1.

Limited Commercial Uses and NC-1 Districts. The horizontal projection of any awning shall not exceed four feet from the face of a building. The vertical distance from the top to the bottom of any awning shall not exceed four feet, including any valance.

2.

All Other Neighborhood Commercial Districts, Eastern Neighborhoods Mixed Use and South of Market Mixed Use Districts. When the width of all awnings is 10 feet or less along the direction of the street, the horizontal projection of such awnings shall not exceed six feet from the face of any supporting building and the vertical distance from the top to the bottom of such awnings shall not exceed six feet, including any valance. When the width of all awnings exceeds 10 feet measured along the direction of the street, the horizontal projection of such awnings shall not exceed four feet from the face of the supporting building and the vertical distance from the top to the bottom of such awnings shall not exceed four feet, including any valance.

NOTE: These illustrations are diagrams showing maximum dimensions and are not design examples.

b.

Canopies. Canopies, as defined in Section 790.26 of this Code, shall be regulated in Limited Commercial Uses, Neighborhood Commercial Districts, Eastern Neighborhoods Mixed Use and South of Market Mixed Use Districts below.

1.

Limited Commercial Uses and NC-1 Districts. No canopy shall be permitted in any Limited Commercial Use or in any NC-1 District.

2.

All Other Neighborhood Commercial Districts, Eastern Neighborhoods Mixed Use and South of Market Mixed Use Districts. The maximum width of any canopy shall be 10 feet. The horizontal projection of any canopy may extend to a point not closer than two feet from the curb. The outer column support shall be located in the outer 1/3 of the sidewalk and shall be no less than four feet from the building face to ensure adequate clear space along the sidewalk. The vertical distance from the top to the bottom of the canopy shall not exceed an average of two feet, including any valance. The highest point of the canopy shall not exceed a point four feet above the door opening or 16 feet, whichever is less. All portions of any canopy, excluding the column supports and excluding any valance which may be not less than seven feet above the finished grade, shall be not less than eight feet above the finished grade. Canopies shall not be spaced closer than 20 feet from each other, measured from centerline to centerline.

NOTE: These illustrations are diagrams showing maximum dimensions and are not design examples.

c.

Marquees. Marquees, as defined in Section 790.58 of this Code, shall be regulated in Limited Commercial Uses, Neighborhood Commercial Districts, Eastern Neighborhoods Mixed Use and South of Market Mixed Use Districts below.

1.

Limited Commercial Uses and NC-1 Districts. No marquee shall be permitted in any Limited Commercial Use or in any NC-1 District.

2.

All Other Neighborhood Commercial Districts, Eastern Neighborhoods Mixed Use and South of Market Mixed Use Districts. The vertical distance from the top to the bottom of any marquee shall not exceed three feet and the horizontal projection shall not extend beyond a point not closer than two feet from the curb.

A.

A marquee projecting more than 2/3 of the distance from the property line to the curb line shall not exceed 10 feet or 50 percent of the length of the building along the direction of the street, whichever is less. All portions of such marquee shall be not less than 12 feet nor more than 16 feet in height above the finished grade, nor higher than the windowsill level exclusive of the ground story and mezzanine. Each building frontage shall be considered separately.

NOTE: These illustrations are diagrams showing maximum dimensions and are not design examples.

B.

A marquee projecting less than 2/3 of the distance from the property line to the curb line shall not exceed 25 feet or 50 percent of the length of the building along the direction of the street, whichever is less. All portions of such marquee shall be not less than 10 feet nor more than 16 feet above the finished grade, nor higher than the windowsill level or windows on the building facade on which the marquee is placed, exclusive of the ground story and mezzanine. Each building frontage shall be considered separately.

NOTE: These illustrations are diagrams showing maximum dimensions and are not design examples.

C.

A marquee projecting less than four feet from the property line and not exceeding two feet in thickness may extend over the total length of the building along the direction of the street. All portions of such marquee shall not be less than 10 feet nor more than 16 feet above the finished grade, nor higher than the windowsill level or windows on the building facade on which the marquee is placed, exclusive of ground story and mezzanine. Each building frontage shall be considered separately.

NOTE: These illustrations are diagrams showing maximum dimensions and are not design examples.

AMENDMENT HISTORY

History

(Added by Ord. 69-87, App. 3/13/87; amended by Ord. 445-87, App. 11/12/87; Ord. 115-90, App. 4/6/90; Ord. 298-08, File No. 081153, App. 12/19/2008; Ord. 140-11, File No. 110482, App. 7/5/2011, Eff. 8/4/2011)

Section title, introductory paragraph, and divisions (a), (b), and (c) amended; Ord. 140-11, Eff. 8/4/2011.

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