Title 17C Land Use Standards
Chapter 17C.240 Signs
General Standards and Sign Features.The standards for permanent signs and sign features in the Commercial and Industrial zones are stated in Tables 17C.240-2 and 17C.240-3. All signs must conform to the regulations of SMC 17C.240.240.
Notes:  Temporary signs are regulated under SMC 17C.240.240(H), Temporary Signs.
 Signs in CC zones are subject to the standards and guidelines contained in the Initial Design Standards and Guidelines for Centers and Corridors.
 On sites with frontages longer than 300 feet, sign area earned from the first 300 feet may not be used on the second sign. For example, a 350-foot street frontage may have a 200 sq. ft. and a 50 sq. ft. freestanding sign. Interstate freeways, United States highways, state routes that are not also City of Spokane Arterials are not considered arterial streets for purposes of this Title. Sites with frontage on more than one arterial are allowed a freestanding sign on each arterial. The size allocation for each freestanding sign shall be calculated independently using only the length of the arterial frontage adjacent to the freestanding sign. The square footage allowance for freestanding signs for one arterial shall not be transferred to other arterials.
 Where a site has no arterial street frontage, one freestanding sign is allowed.
 The maximum sign area may be an additional twenty-five square feet for each additional business on a site having more than one business, up to a maximum area of one hundred fifty square feet.
 This height limit is for the total height of the combined sign face and sign structure.
 These signs may be allowed in addition to signs attached to buildings and freestanding signs when they meet the standards of SMC 17C.240.240(H) and SMC 17C.240.240(G).
Notes:  Electronic Message Center sign features are allowed in the GC, CC2, Downtown, CB, LI, HI O, OR, NR, NMU, & CC1 zones if they meet the standards of SMC 17C.240.240(J), Electronic Message Center Signs.
Date Passed: Monday, July 23, 2012
Effective Date: Thursday, August 30, 2012
ORD C34888 Section 17