17-12-0600  Measurements.
17-12-0601 Sign Area.
17-12-0601-A Signs Enclosed in Frames or Cabinets. The area of a sign enclosed in frames or cabinets is determined based on the outer dimensions of the frame or cabinet surrounding the sign face.
Figure 17-12-0601-A
17-12-0601-B Back-to-back Signs. When the sign faces of a back-to-back sign are parallel or within 30 degrees of parallel, only one side is counted. If the sign faces are not parallel or within 30 degrees of parallel, each is considered one sign face and both faces are counted.
Figure 17-12-0601-B
17-12-0601-C Individual Letters or Elements. The area of a sign comprised of individual letters or elements attached to a building wall is determined by calculating the area of the smallest square or rectangle that can be drawn around the letters and/or elements. Signs consisting of individual letters and/or elements will be measured as one sign when the distance between the letters and/or elements is less than 2 times the dimension of each letter and/or element.
Figure 17-12-0601-C
1.   Exemption. For high-rise building signs, portions of individual letters and/or elements, which collectively form one individual letter sign, may extend beyond the dimensions of the smallest box that encapsulates all other high-rise building sign letters and/or elements; provided, (i) the total area of such extensions may not exceed 25% of the square footage contained within such box that encapsulates all other high-rise building sign letters and/or elements and (ii) the total square footage of such individual letter sign and any such extensions under (i) may not exceed the maximum high-rise building sign area square footage allowed at the corresponding building height at which the high-rise building sign is proposed.
Figure 17-12-0601-C.1
17-12-0601-D Painted Wall Signs. The area of a painted wall sign is determined by calculating the area of the smallest square or rectangle that can be drawn around all of the sign elements, including any painted background. Sign elements will be measured as one unit when the distance between the elements is less than 2 times the length of each element.
17-12-0601-E Awnings and Marquees. The area of a sign that is incorporated into an awning or marquee is determined by calculating the area of the smallest square or rectangle that can be drawn around all of the sign elements.
17-12-0601-F Dynamic Image Display Signs. The area of a dynamic image display sign feature is determined by calculating the area of the smallest square or rectangle that can be drawn around the edge of each of the dynamic image display elements.
17-12-0602 Sign Height. The height of a sign or sign structure is measured from the lowest point of the ground directly below the sign to the highest point on the sign or sign structure.
Figure 17-12-0602
17-12-0603 Sign Clearance. Clearance is measured from the highest point of the ground directly below the sign to the lowest point on the sign structure enclosing the sign face.
(Added Coun. J. 5-26-04, p. 25275; Amend Coun. J. 4-30-14, p. 80382, § 5; Amend Coun. J. 10-31-18, p. 87780, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 3-24-21, p. 29061, § 1)