Title 17C Land Use Standards
Chapter 17C.240 Signs
All signs and sign structures must be erected and attached totally within the site except when allowed to extend into the right-of-way by this chapter.
The standards of this subsection apply to permanent signs that are erected on private property and that extend into the right-of-way.
Projecting signs that extend into the right-of-way must meet the following standards:
Signs Projecting into the Right of Way
The area of a sign is limited by the amount the sign extends into the right-of-way, as follows:
A projecting sign that extends into the right-of-way more than three feet may not be within twenty feet of another projecting or freestanding sign that extends more than three feet into the right-of-way if the new sign is within horizontal lines drawn from the top and bottom of the prior sign.
Awnings and marquees that contain signs may extend into the right-of-way the same distance as awnings and marquees that do not contain signs (See SMC 17F.040.140, Awnings).
Vertical Clear View Zone
In areas outside of rights-of-way, when a sign or awning extends over where vehicles travel or are parked, the bottom of the structure must be at least fourteen feet above the ground. Vehicle areas include driveways, alleys, parking areas, and loading and maneuvering areas.
When a sign or awning extends over a sidewalk, walkway, or other space used by pedestrians, the bottom of the structure must be at least eight feet above the ground. Free-hanging valances made of fabric or other non-rigid material hung on signs, awnings, and marquees must be at least seven feet above of a sidewalk, walkway, or other space used by pedestrians.
Access clear of all obstructions must be provided to all signs.
Date Passed: Monday, January 29, 2018
Effective Date: Saturday, March 17, 2018
ORD C35577 Section 20