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C1 C2 C3 C4 C5 C6 C7 C8
In all districts, as indicated, all permitted signs shall be subject to the restrictions on surface area and illumination as set forth in this Section, provided that the following signs shall be exempted from such restrictions on surface area:
Illuminated non-flashing signs other than advertising signs located in a window within a building, with a total surface area not exceeding eight square feet on any zoning lot and limited to not more than three such signs in any window.
For the purpose of determining permitted surface area of signs for zoning lots occupied by more than one establishment, any portion of such zoning lot occupied by a building or part of a building accommodating one or more establishments on the ground floor may be considered as a separate zoning lot.
No illuminated sign shall have a degree or method of illumination which exceeds standards established by the Department of Buildings by rule pursuant to the City Administrative Procedure Act. Such standards shall ensure that illumination on any illuminated sign does not project or reflect on residences, loft dwellings or joint living-work quarters for artists so as to interfere with the reasonable use and enjoyment thereof. Nothing herein shall be construed to authorize a sign with indirect illumination to arrange an external artificial source of illumination so that direct rays of light are projected from such artificial source into residences, loft dwellings or joint living-work quarters for artists.
32-641 Total Surface Area of Signs
C1 C2 C3 C4 C5 C6 C7 C8
In all districts, as indicated, the total surface area of all permitted signs, including non-illuminated or illuminated signs, shall not exceed the limitation established for non-illuminated signs, as set forth in Section 32-642.
32-642 Non-Illuminated Signs
C1 C2 C3 C4 C5 C6 C7 C8
In all districts, as indicated, non-illuminated signs with total surface areas not exceeding those shown in the following table are permitted:

District

Maximum Surface Area

C3


50 square feet
C1 C2


Three times the street frontage of the zoning lot (in feet), but in no event more than 150 sq. ft. for interior or through lots or 150 sq. ft. on each frontage for corner lots.

C5-1 C5-2 C5-3 C5-5


Three times the street frontage of the zoning lot (in feet), but in no event more than 200 sq. ft. for interior or through lots or 200 sq. ft. on each frontage for corner lots.

C4 C5-4 C6-1 C6-2 C6-3
C6-4 C6-6 C6-8 C6-9


Five times the street frontage of the zoning lot (in feet), but in no event more than 500 sq. ft. for interior or through lots or 500 sq. ft. on each frontage for corner lots.

C8


Six times the street frontage of the zoning lot (in feet), but in no event more than 750 sq. ft. for each sign.

C6-5 C6-7 C7


No restrictions as to size
32-643 Illuminated Non-Flashing Signs
C1 C2
In the districts indicated, illuminated non-flashing signs are permitted with a total surface area (in square feet) not exceeding three times the street frontage of the zoning lot in feet, but in no event shall the total surface area exceed 50 square feet for interior or through lots or 50 square feet on each frontage for corner lots.
32-644 Illuminated or Flashing Signs in C4, C5-4, C6 or C7 Districts
C4 C5-4 C6 C7
In the districts indicated, illuminated or flashing signs with total surface areas not exceeding those shown in the following table are permitted:


District


Maximum Surface Area
(in square feet)

C4 C5-4
C6-1 C6-2 C6-3 C6-4
C6-6 C6-8 C6-9


Five times the street frontage of the zoning lot (in feet), but in no event more than 500 square feet for interior or through lots or 500 square feet on each frontage for corner lots.

C6-5 C6-7 C7


No restrictions as to size
However, in a C6-1A District, flashing signs are not permitted.
32-645 Illuminated or Flashing Signs in C8 Districts
C8
In the district indicated, illuminated or flashing signs, other than advertising signs, and advertising signs with indirect illumination, are permitted, provided that the total surface area of all such signs (in square feet) shall not exceed five times the street frontage of the zoning lot (in feet) and that the surface area of each sign shall not exceed 500 square feet.

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