§ 6502.5. Projection and Clearance.  


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  • Signs extending beyond the exterior wall of the building shall comply with Section 705.2 and the following requirements.

    Signs may project over a public street, public sidewalk or building line in accordance with Section 3202 and a distance as determined by the clearance of the bottoms thereof above the level of the sidewalk or grade immediately below, whichever is more restrictive, as follows:

    Clearance less than 8 feet (2438 mm) shall be prohibited.

    Clearance 8 feet (2438 mm) and above, a 1 foot (305 mm) projection is permitted and for each additional 2-foot clearance (610 mm), an additional 1 foot (305 mm) projection is permitted;

    Provided that no structure shall have a projection of more than 5 feet (1524 mm), and provided further that a projecting sign built above and in connection with a marquee may have such a projection of 5 feet (1524 mm) without clearance between sign and marquee; and provided further that no structure shall project beyond the curb line, regardless of clearance above grade.

    Signs projecting more than 6 inches (152 mm) from the face of a building over private property used or intended to be used by the general public shall have a minimum clearance of 8 feet (2438 mm) above said sidewalk or grade.

(Ord. 2016-0053 § 60, 2016; Ord. 2013-0048 § 62, 2013; Ord. 99-0040 § 67 (part), 1999.)