§ 607.4.

NORTH OF MARKET RESIDENTIAL SPECIAL USE DISTRICT

Signs located in the RC-4 portion of the North of Market Residential Special Use District shall be regulated as provided herein, except for those signs which are exempted by Section 603 of this Code.

a.

Business Signs. Business signs, as defined in Section 602.3, shall be permitted subject to the regulations set forth below:

1.

Window Signs. The total area of all window signs, as defined in Section 602.1(b), shall not exceed 1/3 of the area of the window on or in which the signs are located. Such signs may be nonilluminated, indirectly illuminated, or directly illuminated.

2.

Wall Signs. The area of all wall signs shall not exceed three square feet per foot of street frontage occupied by the use measured along the wall to which the signs are attached, or 150 square feet for each street frontage, whichever is less. The height of any wall sign shall not exceed 24 feet, or the height of the wall to which it is attached, or the height of the lowest of any residential windowsill on the wall to which the sign is attached, whichever is lower. Such signs may be nonilluminated, indirectly, or directly illuminated.

3.

Projecting Signs. The number of projecting signs shall not exceed one per business. The area of such sign, as defined in Section 602.1(a), shall not exceed 32 square feet. The height of the sign shall not exceed 24 feet, or the height of the wall to which it is attached, or the height of the lowest of any residential windowsill on the wall to which the sign is attached, whichever is lower. No part of the sign shall project more than 75 percent of the horizontal distance from the street property line to the curbline, or six feet, six inches, whichever is less. Such signs may be nonilluminated, indirectly, or directly illuminated.

4.

Sign Copy on Awnings and Marquees. Sign copy may be located on permitted awnings or marquees in lieu of projecting signs. The area of such sign copy, as defined in Section 602.1(c), shall not exceed 40 square feet. Such sign copy may be nonilluminated, or indirectly illuminated.

5.

Freestanding Signs and Sign Towers. With the exception of automotive service station signs, which are permitted subject to the provisions of Section 606(c)(1) of this Code, one freestanding sign or sign tower per lot shall be permitted in lieu of a projecting sign if the building or buildings are recessed from the street property line. The existence of a freestanding business sign shall preclude the erection of a freestanding identifying sign on the same lot. The area of such freestanding sign or sign tower, as defined in Section 602.1(a), shall not exceed 30 square feet, nor shall the height of the sign exceed 24 feet. No part of the sign shall project more than 75 percent of the horizontal distance from the street property line to the curbline, or six feet, whichever is less. Such signs may be nonilluminated or indirectly illuminated, or during business hours, may be directly illuminated.

b.

Nameplates. One nameplate, as defined in Section 602.12 of this Code, not exceeding an area of two square feet, shall be permitted for each non-commercial use.

c.

Identifying Signs. Identifying signs, as defined in Section 602.10, shall be permitted subject to the following regulations:

1.

One sign per lot shall be permitted and such sign shall not exceed 20 square feet in area. The sign may be a freestanding sign, if the building is recessed from the street property line, or may be a wall sign or a projecting sign. The existence of a freestanding identifying sign shall preclude the erection of a freestanding business sign on the same lot. A wall or projecting sign shall be mounted on the first-story level; a freestanding sign shall not exceed 15 feet in height. Such sign may be nonilluminated, indirectly illuminated, or directly illuminated.

d.

Signs or Sign Features Not Permitted in the North of Market Residential Special Use District. Roof signs as defined in Section 602.16 of this Code, wind signs as defined in Section 602.22 of this Code and general advertising signs as defined in Section 602.7 are not permitted. In addition, no sign shall have or consist of any moving, rotating, or otherwise physically animated part or any lights that give the appearance of animation by flashing, blinking or fluctuating. All signs or sign features not otherwise specifically regulated in this Section shall be prohibited.

History

(Added by Ord. 345-87, App. 8/21/87)

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