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File #: 21-0965    Version: 1
Type: Report Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 7/14/2021 In control: Planning and Zoning Commission
On agenda: 7/21/2021 Final action:
Title: Provide feedback on staff's interpretation of Municipal Code Section 6-16-5 pertaining to commercial wall signage
Attachments: 1. Existing Signage Example, 2. Proposed Signage Example
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PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION AGENDA ITEM

ACTION REQUESTED:
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Provide feedback on staff's interpretation of Municipal Code Section 6-16-5 pertaining to commercial wall signage
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DEPARTMENT: Transportation, Engineering and Development

SUBMITTED BY: Gabrielle Mattingly, Community Planner

BOARD/COMMISSION REVIEW:
Per Section 6-3-2:2.5 (Planning and Zoning Commission: Jurisdiction) and (Section 6-3-4:2 (Appeals: Decision of the Planning and Zoning Commission, staff seeks feedback from the Planning and Zoning Commission as to whether painted facades or accent materials applied to facades which are representative of a commercial business should be included in the calculation of wall signage allowances.

BACKGROUND:
Sign permits are required for permanent wall, awning and canopy signage for commercial and institutional properties. The total square footage permitted for all wall, awning and canopy signage on a street facing fa?ade is 1.5 square feet of signage for each linear foot of fa?ade (up to a maximum of 300 sq.ft. of signage per qualifying fa?ade). For example, if a tenant space has a 30' wide fa?ade, the maximum signage allowance would be 45 square feet total for all wall, awning and canopy signage. The code provides flexibility on the way this signage may be installed and allows wall signage to be painted on, attached, or erected against a wall of a building or structure.

Per Section 6-16-2 (Signs: Definitions), the following definitions are provided for reference:
AWNING/CANOPY SIGN:
A sign permanently mounted, painted, or attached to an awning, canopy, or marquee.
SIGN, COMMERCIAL:
Display of speech on behalf of a company or individual for the intent of making a profit. Commercial Speech is economic in nature intended to identify, advertise, or direct attention to a business service or product.
WALL SIGN:
A sign attached or erected against a wall of a building or structure with the exposed face of the sign parallel to the plane of the wall ...

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