Unified Development Ordinance, 4th supplement, September 2017

Part 10A: Unified Development Ordinance City of Raleigh, North Carolina 7 – 40 Effective Date: September 01, 2013 Supp. No. 4 CHAPTER 7. ​GENERAL DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS | Article 7.3. ​Signs Sec. 7.3.15. ​​Prohibited Signs G. Location and Spacing 1. Corner Lots No part of an outdoor advertising sign may be located within a triangular area formed by the street right-of-way lines and a line connecting them at points 50 feet from the right-of-way intersection. 2. Spacing of Signs a. No part of any outdoor advertising sign shall be located less than 1,000 feet from any part of another outdoor advertising sign when located within either of two 200-foot corridors along each side of a roadway. The 2 corridors shall be delineated by connecting perpendicular measurements from all points along the road rights-of-way. No part of any permitted outdoor advertising sign which is located outside of the 200-foot corridor areas may be located within a 1,000-foot radius of any other outdoor advertising sign. b. No part of any outdoor advertising sign is permitted within 400 feet of a district that allows dwellings. 1000’ 1000’ 1000’ 1000’ 1000’ 1000’ 200’ 200’ 200’ 200’ 50’ 50’ Sec. 7.3.15. Prohibited Signs The following signs are prohibited within all districts. A. Any sign which the PublicWorks Director determines obstructs the view of bicyclists or motorists using any street, private driveway, approach to any street intersection or which interferes with the effectiveness of or obscures any traffic sign, device or signal. B. Illuminated, highly reflective signs or spotlights which the PublicWorks Director determines hampers the vision of motorists or bicyclists. C. Signs, lights, rotating disks, words and other devices which resemble traffic signals, traffic signs or emergency vehicle lights. D. Signs, lights, rotating disks, words and other devices not erected by public authority which may be erroneously construed as governmental signs or emergency warning signs. E. Any sign which interferes with free passage from or obstructs any fire escape, downspout, window, door, stairways, ladder or opening intended as a means of ingress or egress or providing light or air. F. Any sign placed on any curb, sidewalk, post pole, hydrant, bridge, tree or other surface located on, over or across any public street, right-of-way, property or thoroughfare, unless authorized by the City Council. G. Flashing signs, travelling lights or signs animated by lights or changing degrees of intensity, except signs in public rights-of-way. H. Signs that mechanically move, except signs on public rights-of-way. I. Roof signs. J. The tacking, posting or otherwise affixing of signs of a miscellaneous character visible from a public right-of-way located on the outside walls of buildings, barns, sheds, trees, poles, fences or other structures provided unit numbers, mailbox and paper tube identification signs that do not exceed 1 square foot in area and signs which warn the public against danger shall be allowed. K. Any message, copy or announcement, which uses a series of 2 or more signs placed in a line parallel to a street, highway or expressway carrying a single message or copy. L. Any sign which pertains to a business, profession, commodity or service which is vacant, unoccupied or discontinued for a period of 1 year or more; any part of a sign which is unused for a period of 1 year or more; or any sign which pertains