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22.50.040 Permanent noncommercial speech signs.
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Noncommercial speech signs express noncommercial speech or other philosophical messages. Noncommercial speech signs do not promote commercial products or services. The content of such signs is not regulated, but is subject to Table 22.50.040: Permanent Noncommercial Speech Signs, and the following requirements:

A. The permanent noncommercial sign allowance table determines whether a specific type of permanent noncommercial sign is allowed. The sign type is identified in the left column and the specific noncommercial sign allowances are located in the rows of the table.

B. If no symbol or number appears in the table box at the intersection of the column and row, the sign is not allowed in that category or is not subject to an allowance.

C. All applicable requirements shall govern a noncommercial sign whether or not the requirements are cross-referenced in Table 22.50.040: Permanent Noncommercial Speech Signs.

Table 22.50.040. Permanent Noncommercial Speech Signs

Type of sign

Permit

Number of signs

Area maximum per sign in sq ft

Height in ft

Setback in ft

Comments

Residential Zones

wall

yes

1

32

24

2

For properties with 4 or more dwelling units

monument-gateway

yes

1

40

5

2

For properties or tracts owned by an HOA. Sign quantity and location shall be at each vehicle complex entry

freestanding – entry

yes

1

32

10

2

For properties with 4 or more dwelling units, 2 signs permitted per public entrance if located opposite one another and not exceeding 16 sf/sign face

wall

yes

1

16

5

2

Illumination prohibited

monument

yes

1

16

5

2

May be illuminated but must adhere to MMC 22.50.130(E)

freestanding

yes

1

16

5

2

May be illuminated but must adhere to MMC 22.50.130(E)

Commercial Zones

wall

yes

1

150

5

2

1.5 sf/1.0 lf of tenant space building frontage per primary or secondary frontage up to maximum per frontage. Secondary sign maximum 75% of primary sign maximum

monument

yes

1

16

5

2

May be illuminated but must adhere to MMC 22.50.130(E)

freestanding

yes

1

16

5

2

May be illuminated but must adhere to MMC 22.50.130(E)

(Ord. 005/2019 § 10 (Exh. B))

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