42-44 Limitations on Business Entrances, Show Windows or Signs
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In all districts, as indicated, the location of primary business entrances, show windows, or signs shall be subject to the provisions of this Section. For the purposes of this Section, a lot of record or a group of contiguous lots of record held in single ownership or control at December 15, 1961, or any applicable amendment thereto, shall be considered a single zoning lot, regardless of any subsequent subdivision.
For the purposes of this Section, a corner lot shall include the entire zoning lot, notwithstanding the 100 foot limitation in the definition of corner lots in Section 12-10 (DEFINITIONS). All other zoning lots shall be considered zoning lots with single frontage.
The provisions of this Section shall not apply to:
(a) vehicular entrances or exits for permitted drive-in uses or automotive service establishments or for permitted or required accessory off-street parking spaces or loading berths;
(b) service entrances, or other entrances less than 3 feet, 6 inches in width;
(c) windows other than show windows; or
(d) ventilators, fire escapes or other appurtenances required by law.
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In all districts, as indicated, for zoning lots with single frontage, no primary business entrance, show window or sign shall be located on that portion of the street frontage within 20 feet of frontage on the same side of the street in a Residence District.
However, where the street frontage of such zoning lot or portion thereof located within the Manufacturing District is less than 30 feet in length, such minimum distance shall be reduced to 10 feet.
For zoning lots with a frontage of more than 30 feet, an application may be made to the Board of Standards and Appeals to reduce such minimum distance to 10 feet, as provided in Section 73-50 (SPECIAL PROVISIONS APPLYING ALONG DISTRICT BOUNDARIES).
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In all districts, as indicated, no primary business entrance, show window or sign shall be located on that portion of the street frontage of a corner lot within 75 feet of frontage on the same side of the street in a Residence District.
However, primary business entrances, show windows, or signs may be located on frontage less than 75 feet, but not less than 20 feet, from a Residence District boundary:
(a) if the total length of the block face containing such frontage is less than 220 feet; or
(b) if such frontage adjoins frontage on a corner lot in a Residence District; or
(c) if such frontage is separated from frontage in the Residence District by one or more zoning lots with single frontage.