Unified Development Ordinance, 4th supplement, September 2017

Part 10A: Unified Development Ordinance City of Raleigh, North Carolina 10 – 46 Effective Date: September 01, 2013 Supp. No. 4 CHAPTER 10. ADMINISTRATION | Article 10.2. Review Procedures Sec. 10.2.12. ​​Common Signage Plan Sec. 10.2.12. Common Signage Plan A. Applicability Prior to the issuance of a sign permit for one or more buildings or businesses in the same project, a common signage plan approved by the Planning and Development Officer in accordance with the requirements of this section shall be required. B. Application Requirements 1. An application for a common signage plan shall be submitted in accordance with Sec. 10.2.1.B. 2. A Common Signage Plan Application must be filled out in order to process an application for a common signage plan. C. Planning and Development Officer Action 1. The Planning and Development Officer shall check the proposed application against the requirements of Sec. 7.3.16.H. and other applicable technical requirements of the City. 2. In reviewing the application, the Planning and Development Officer may consult with the heads of the departments of Public Utilities, PublicWorks, Transportation, Parks and Recreation, Inspections and the Fire Department. 3. Following review, the Planning and Development Officer shall approve, approve with conditions that bring the application into conformance with this UDO and other applicable technical requirements of the City or deny the application. 4. If the application is disapproved, the reasons for such disapproval shall be stated in writing and provided to the applicant, specifying the provisions with which the application does not comply. A revised application may be submitted to the Planning and Development Officer for further consideration. 5. The Planning and Development Officer may allow modifications to the lettering style to accommodate state and federally registered trademarks (logos) if the Planning and Development Officer feels that the intent of the common signage plan requirements is maintained. In allowing modifications, the Planning and Development Officer may limit the logo size. The requirements of a common signage plan shall apply to all tenants within a related project, even if the properties have been subdivided. 6. Within 30 days after the date of the decision, an appeal of the Planning and Development Officer's action may be filed with the Board of Adjustment in accordance with Sec. 10.2.11. D. Revisions to an Approved Plan 1. Revisions to an approved common signage plan shall require documentation from all tenants on the property prior to approval. 2. It shall be the responsibility of the applicant to enforce the terms of the common signage plan and a current copy of such plan, including any amendments, must be kept on file by the Planning and Development Officer. E. Existing Signs Not Conforming to Common Signage Plan All signs not conforming to the proposed common signage plan shall be required to comply at the time of application for a new sign permit. F. Binding Effect After approval of a common signage plan, no sign shall be erected, placed, painted or maintained, except in conformance with the common signage plan. Planning and Development Officer Review & Decide Submit Application Approve Disapprove

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