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File #: 180842    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Bill Status: LAPSED
File created: 9/27/2018 In control: Committee on Rules
On agenda: Final action:
Title: Amending Section 14-904 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Accessory Sign Controls," to provide for sign controls in the area bounded by Market Street, 11th Street, Chestnut Street, and 12th Street, under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Squilla
Indexes: SIGNS
Attachments: 1. Bill No. 18084200.pdf

Title

Amending Section 14-904 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Accessory Sign Controls,” to provide for sign controls in the area bounded by Market Street, 11th Street, Chestnut Street, and 12th Street, under certain terms and conditions.

 

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

 

SECTION 1.  Section 14-904 of The Philadelphia Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

 

Key:  In Tables and Table Notes, deletions shall be denoted by {squiggly brackets}, and not by [square brackets].

 

§ 14-904.  Accessory Sign Controls.

 

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 (2)  Controls Applicable to Specific Zoning Districts.

 

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(a)  Sign Controls Table 14-904-1.

 

Additional sign regulations applicable to specific zoning districts are shown in the following tables, collectively labeled Table 14-904-1.

 

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Table 14-904-1:  Accessory Sign Controls for Specific Zoning Districts

 

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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  [1]

50 sq. ft./face; up to 4 faces

Maximum Height

The lower of the roof line or second floor window sill [2]

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

 

 

Table Notes:

[1] In the area bounded by Market Street, 11th Street, Chestnut Street, and 12th Street, an additional 2 sq. ft. per lin. ft. of second floor frontage shall be permitted.

[2] In the area bounded by Market Street, 11th Street, Chestnut Street, and 12th Street, signs shall be permitted up to the lower of the roof line or the top of the second floor.

 

 

 

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SECTION 2.  This Ordinance shall become effective immediately.

 

 

 

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