(2)   Controls Applicable to Specific Zoning Districts.
(a)   Sign Controls Table 14-904-1. 733
Additional sign regulations applicable to specific zoning districts are shown in the following tables, collectively labeled Table 14-904-1.
(.1)   Sign Type.
The columns labeled "Sign Type" indicate the types of signs permitted in the zoning district. Where a sign type is not listed in the table, it is prohibited.
(.2)   Standards.
The rows labeled "Standards" beneath each permitted sign type indicate the restrictions on the number of permitted signs, allowable sign area, and height for the corresponding permitted sign type. If two or more sign types are listed in the corresponding column, the standards shall apply to all of the permitted sign types in combination. For example, if a maximum sign area of 100 sq. ft. applies to wall signs and awning/canopy signs, then the total sign area of all wall signs and awning/canopy signs shall not exceed 100 sq. ft.
(.3)   Sign Characteristics.
(.a)   Static Illumination.
A "Yes" in the row labeled "Static Illumination" indicates that constant illumination is permitted for the sign type in the corresponding column. A "No" indicates that static illumination is prohibited.
(.b)   Animated Illumination.
A "Yes" in the row labeled "Animated Illumination" indicates that animated illumination is permitted for the sign type in the corresponding column. A "No" indicates that animated illumination is prohibited.
(.c)   Digital Sign. 734
A "Yes" in the row labeled "Digital Sign" indicates that digital signs are permitted for the sign type on the corresponding column. A "No" indicates that digital signs are prohibited.
(.d)   Mechanical Motion.
A "Yes" in the row labeled "Mechanical Motion" indicates that mechanical motion is permitted for the sign type in the corresponding column. A "No" indicates that mechanical motion is prohibited.
(.e)   Electronic Message Sign. 735
A "Yes" in the row labeled "Electronic Message Sign" indicates that electronic message signs are permitted for the sign type in the corresponding column. A "No" indicates that electronic message signs are prohibited.
(.f)   Accessory Digital News Ticker. 736
An accessory digital news ticker shall be permitted only in the Market Street East Advertising District, subject to the requirements of § 14-906(6).
(.4)   Reserved. 737
Table 14-904-1: Accessory Sign Controls for Specific Zoning Districts 738
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RSD-1/2/3, RSA-1/2/3, RTA-1, RMX-1/2
Permitted Sign Types:
Wall
Freestanding
Standards
Maximum Number
N/A
N/A
Maximum Area
(sq. ft. for each lot frontage)
Home Occupations 739 (except as provided in § 14-604(10)(b)(.1)): 1
Non-Residential Uses: 15
Home Occupations: Prohibited
Non-Residential Uses: 15
Maximum Height
The lower of the roof line or second floor window sill
7 ft.
Additional Requirements
N/A
Prohibited in required setbacks
Permitted Sign Characteristics
Static Illumination
Yes
Yes
Animated Illumination (all)
No
No
Mechanical Motion
No
No
 
 
RSA-4/5/6 and RM-1 739.1
Permitted Sign Types:
Wall
Freestanding
Standards
Maximum Number
N/A
N/A
Maximum Area
(sq. ft. for each lot frontage)
Home Occupations 740 (except as provided in § 14-604(10)(b)(.1)): 1
Non-Residential Uses: 15
Home Occupations: Prohibited
Non-Residential Uses: 15
Maximum Height
The lower of the roof line or second floor window sill
7 ft.
Additional Requirements
N/A
Prohibited in required setbacks
Permitted Sign Characteristics
Static Illumination
Yes
Yes
Animated Illumination (all)
No
No
Mechanical Motion
No
No
 
 
RM-2/3/4 and RMX-3
Permitted Sign Types:
Wall, Projecting, and Marquee
Freestanding
Standards
Maximum Number
N/A
N/A
Maximum Area
(sq. ft. for each lot frontage)
Home Occupations 741 (except as provided in § 14-604(10)(b)(.1)): 1
Non-Residential Uses: 24
Home Occupations: Prohibited
Non-Residential Uses: 15
Maximum Height
The lower of the roof line or second floor window sill
7 ft.
Additional Requirements
N/A
Prohibited in required setbacks
Permitted Sign Characteristics
Static Illumination
Yes
Yes
Animated Illumination (all)
No
No
Mechanical Motion
No
No
 
 
CMX-1
Permitted Sign Types:
Wall and Projecting
Standards
Maximum Number
Wall: N/A
Projecting: 1 per frontage
Maximum Area
(sq. ft. per lin. ft. of building frontage)
Lots with one building frontage:
1
Lots with more than one building frontage:
Short side(s): 1
Long side: 0.5
Maximum Height
The lower of the roof line or second floor window sill
Permitted Sign Characteristics
Static Illumination
Yes
Animated Illumination
No
Digital Display
No
Mechanical Motion
No
 
 
CMX-2 and CMX-2.5
Permitted Sign Types:
Wall, Projecting, and Marquee
Freestanding
Standards
Maximum Number
Wall: N/A
Projecting: 1 per frontage
1 per building
Maximum Area
Lots with one building frontage:
3 sq. ft. per lin. ft. of building frontage
Or
Wall: one 25 sq. ft. sign 742
100 sq. ft. total
Lots with more than one building frontage:
Short side(s): 3 sq. ft. per lin. ft. of building frontage
Long side: 2 sq. ft. per lin. ft. of building frontage
Or
Wall: one 25 sq. ft. sign per building frontage 743
Maximum Height
The lower of roof line or second floor window sill
20 ft.
Permitted Sign Characteristics
Static Illumination
Yes, except that in the CMX-2.5 district internally- illuminated cabinet signs shall be prohibited.
Yes
Animated Illumination (all)
No
No
Mechanical Motion
Yes
Yes
 
 
CMX-3
Permitted Sign Types:
Wall, Projecting, and Marquee
Freestanding
Standards
Maximum Number
N/A
1 per building
Maximum Area
Lots with one building frontage:
6 sq. ft. per lin. ft. of building frontage
100 sq. ft. per face; up to 2 faces
Lots with more than one building frontage:
Short side(s): 6 sq. ft. per lin. ft. of building frontage
Long side: 4 sq. ft. per lin. ft. of building frontage
Maximum Height
The lower of roof line or second floor window sill
20 ft.
Permitted Sign Characteristics
Static Illumination
Yes
Yes
Animated Illumination (all)
No
No
Mechanical Motion
Yes
Yes
 
 
CMX-4/5
Permitted Sign Types:
Wall, Projecting, and Marquee
Freestanding
Standards
Maximum Number
N/A
1 per frontage
Maximum Area
2 sq. ft. per lin. ft. of ground floor frontage; 100 sq. ft. per sign 744
50 sq. ft./face; up to 4 faces
Maximum Height
The lower of the roof line or second floor window sill
10 ft.
Additional Requirements
Notwithstanding § 14-904(1)(d), projecting signs shall not extend more than 24 in. over any public right-of-way
N/A
Permitted Sign Characteristics
Static Illumination
Yes
Yes
Animated Illumination: Digital Sign
Wall: Yes
Others: No
Yes
Animated Illumination: Electronic Message Sign
Wall: Yes
Others: No
Yes
Animated Illumination: Accessory Digital News Ticker
As provided in § 14-906(6)
As provided in § 14-906(6)
Mechanical Motion
Yes
Yes
 
 
CA-1
Permitted Sign Types:
Wall, Projecting, and Marquee
Freestanding
Portable
Standards
Maximum Number
N/A
1 per lot
1 per building frontage
Maximum Area
10 sq. ft. per lin. ft. of ground floor frontage of the business or tenant with which the sign is associated 745
200 sq. ft. / face, up to 2 faces
10 sq. ft.
Maximum Height
The higher of the roof line or parapet wall, if applicable
40 ft.
5 ft.
Permitted Sign Characteristics
Static Illumination
Yes
Yes
No
Animated Illumination: Digital Sign
Wall: Yes
Others: No
Yes
No
Animated Illumination: Electronic Message Sign
Wall: Yes
Others: No
Yes
No
Animated Illumination: Accessory Digital News Ticker
No
No
No
Mechanical Motion
Yes
Yes
No
 
 
CA-2
Permitted Sign Types:
Wall, Projecting, and Marquee
Freestanding
Portable
Standards
Maximum Number
N/A
1 per 15,000 sq. ft. of lot area
1 per building frontage
Maximum Area
10 sq. ft. per lin. ft. of ground floor frontage of the business or tenant with which the sign is associated 746
150 sq. ft. / face, up to 4 faces
10 sq. ft
Maximum Height
The higher of the roof line or parapet wall, if applicable
40 ft.
5 ft.
Permitted Sign Characteristics
Static Illumination
Yes
Yes
No
Animated Illumination: Digital Sign
Wall: Yes
Others: No
Yes
No
Animated Illumination: Electronic Message Sign
Wall: Yes
Others: No
Yes
No
Animated Illumination: Accessory Digital News Ticker
No
No
No
Mechanical Motion
Yes
Yes
No
 
 
IRMX and ICMX
Permitted Sign Types:
Wall, Projecting, and Marquee
Freestanding
Standards
Maximum Number
N/A
1 per lot frontage
Maximum Area
Lots facing one street line: 3 sq. ft./lin. ft. of building frontage
Lots facing more than one street line: 3 sq. ft./lin. ft. of building frontage on the short side, 2 sq. ft./lin. ft. of building frontage on the long side
100 sq. ft. / face, up to 4 faces
Maximum Height
The lower of the roof line or second floor window sill
20 ft.
Permitted Sign Characteristics
Static Illumination
Yes
Yes
Animated Illumination: Digital Sign
Wall: Yes
Others: No
Yes
Animated Illumination: Electronic Message Sign
Wall: Yes
Others: No
Yes
Animated Illumination: Accessory Digital News Ticker
No
No
Mechanical Motion
Yes
Yes
 
 
I-1
Permitted Sign Types:
Wall, Projecting, and Marquee
Freestanding
Standards
Maximum Number
N/A
1 per lot frontage
Maximum Area
100 sq. ft. per lot frontage
100 sq. ft. / face, up to 4 faces
Maximum Height
The lower of the roof line or second floor window sill
20 ft.
Permitted Sign Characteristics
Static Illumination
Yes
Yes
Animated Illumination: Digital Sign
Wall: Yes
Others: No
Yes
Animated Illumination: Electronic Message Sign
Wall: Yes
Others: No
Yes
Animated Illumination: Accessory Digital News Ticker
No
No
Mechanical Motion
Yes
Yes
 
 
I-2/I-3/I-P
Permitted Sign Types:
Wall, Projecting, and Marquee
Freestanding
Standards
Maximum Number
Others: N/A
1 per lot frontage
Maximum
Area
1 street front: 15 sq. ft./lin. ft. of building frontage
2+ street fronts: 15 sq. ft./lin. ft. on short side, 5 sq. ft./lin. ft. on long side
100 sq. ft. / face, up to 4 faces
Maximum Height
The lower of the roof line or second floor window sill
20 ft.
Additional Requirements
N/A
N/A
Permitted Sign Characteristics
Static Illumination
Yes
Yes
Animated Illumination: Digital Sign
Yes
Yes
Animated Illumination: Electronic Message Sign
Yes
Yes
Animated Illumination: Accessory Digital News Ticker
No
No
Mechanical Motion
Yes
Yes
 
 
Special Purpose Districts (Chapter 14-400)
Sign controls for the Special Purpose Districts are shown in the regulations for those districts in Chapter 14-400 (Base Zoning Districts).
 

 

Notes

733
   Subsection (.4) added, Bill No. 130137-A (approved May 8, 2013); subsection (.5) added, Bill No. 150170 (approved April 21, 2015); subsections (.4) and (.5) deleted, Bill No. 150766 (approved December 8, 2015).
734
   Amended, Bill No. 170504 (approved July 11, 2017).
735
   Added, Bill No. 170504 (approved July 11, 2017).
736
   Added, Bill No. 170504 (approved July 11, 2017).
737
   Added, Bill No. 170721 (approved October 25, 2017); amended, Bill No. 180217 (approved June 20, 2018); deleted, Bill No. 210075 (approved March 29, 2021).
738
   Amended, Bill No. 150766 (approved December 8, 2015); amended, Bill No. 170504 (approved July 11, 2017).
739
   Amended, Bill No. 140831-A (approved February 11, 2015).
739.1
   Amended, Bill No. 210078-A (approved April 28, 2021).
740
   Amended, Bill No. 140831-A (approved February 11, 2015)
741
   Amended, Bill No. 140831-A (approved February 11, 2015)
742
   Amended, Bill No. 180954 (approved January 3, 2019).
743
   Amended, Bill No. 180954 (approved January 3, 2019).
744
   Amended, Bill No. 150264 (approved June 16, 2015).
745
   Amended, Bill No. 150264 (approved June 16, 2015); amended, Bill No. 161003-A (approved May 8, 2017).
746
   Amended, Bill No. 150264 (approved June 16, 2015); amended, Bill No. 161003-A (approved May 8, 2017).