6.90 Signs

To balance the need for signage and visual expression with safety and excellence in urban design, provide opportunities for the identification of businesses, organizations and buildings, enable opportunities for advertising to support the local economy, and to prevent excessive Sign proliferation to ensure that effectiveness of informational and identification signage is not undermined.

2.1. Unless specifically exempt from the requirement to obtain a Development Permit, all Signs and any change to, or relocation of, an existing Sign must comply with the regulations of this Section.

 

3.1. A Sign must be constructed so that it does not:
 
3.1.1. due to its position, shape, colour, format or illumination, obstruct the view of, or be confused with, official traffic signage, signals or devices, as determined by the Development Planner in consultation with the City department responsible for transportation planning;
3.1.2. display lights resembling the flashing lights associated with those used by police, fire rescue, ambulance and other emergency vehicles; or
3.1.3. use spot or reflector lights directed at on-coming traffic or display travelling or flashing messages that create a hazard to traffic on a Street where the Sign is visible, as determined by the Development Planner in consultation with the City department responsible for transportation planning.
3.2. A Sign must be located so that it does not interfere with Site access or circulation.
3.3. Unless otherwise stated in this Bylaw, Signs are not permitted on Fences or Privacy Screens.
3.4. A Sign Abutting or above a vehicle access, Driveway, Drive Aisle or path of travel intended for pedestrians and active mobility users, must maintain a minimum vertical clearance of 2.5 m, except that this does not apply to: 
 
3.4.1. a Fascia Sign or Projecting Sign that projects less than 0.1 m from the building wall above or Abutting a path of travel intended for pedestrians and active mobility users, in which case the clearance must be less than 0.6 m; and 
3.4.2. a Fascia Sign or Projecting Sign Abutting or above a vehicle access, Driveway or Drive Aisle that is a fire department access route, in which case the minimum clearance must be 5.0 m.
 
Diagram for Subsection 3.4.1
Diagram for 6.90_3.4.1
Diagram for Subsection 3.4.2
Diagram for 6.90_3.4.2
3.5. Signs requiring a Development Permit on a Site with a designated historical resource or that is listed on the Inventory of Historical Resources of Edmonton must be developed to the satisfaction of the Development Planner in consultation with the City department responsible for heritage planning.
3.6. Landscaping must not be removed or damaged to: 
 
3.6.1. install a Sign;
3.6.2. improve the visibility of a Sign;
3.6.3. maintain a Sign; or
3.6.4. remove a Sign.
3.7. Despite Subsection 3.6, where the location of a proposed Sign conflicts with existing or approved Landscaping, Landscaping may be removed or relocated provided a Development Permit approving the removal or relocation of the existing or approved Landscaping is issued prior to the Development Permit application for the Sign being approved.
3.8. A Sign must not be located on a parked vehicle or trailer on a Site where the primary purpose of the vehicle or trailer is the display of the Sign.
3.9. Signs must be constructed so that the structural support elements are designed or concealed so as to appear as an integral part of the overall Sign design.
3.10. Signs with Off-premises Advertising and Signs with Digital Copy are not permitted in the civic centre area bounded by 105 Avenue to the north, the North Saskatchewan River Valley to the south, 97 Street to the east, and 100 Street to the west, shown in Appendix I of this Section.
Sign Illumination Regulations
3.11. The intensity of exposed bulbs on a Sign, excluding Signs with Digital Copy, must not exceed 1100 lumens.
3.12. An illuminated Sign must not:
 
3.12.1. shine or reflect light onto Abutting or adjacent Sites containing a Residential Use;
3.12.2. face an Abutting or adjacent Residential Use or Health Care Facility; or
3.12.3. be flashing or strobing. 
3.13. An illuminated Sign that: 
 
3.13.1. faces or is within a Protected Natural Area or Park; or
3.13.2. faces a Residential Use,  
  must be turned off daily between 12:00 AM and 5:00 AM. 
3.14. Despite Subsection 3.13, a Sign may be illuminated between 12:00 AM and 5:00 AM if the Sign contains On-premises Advertising associated with a business that operates during this period, and only while the business is in operation. 
3.15. Major Digital Signs and Minor Digital Signs must use automatic light level controls to adjust light levels under darkened outdoor conditions to reduce light pollution, in compliance with the following:
 
3.15.1. Ambient light monitors must automatically adjust the brightness level of the Digital Copy area based on ambient light conditions. The level of ambient light must not be increased by more than 32 nits above ambient light conditions when measured from the Sign face at its maximum brightness, between sunset and sunrise, at those times determined by the Sunrise/Sunset calculator from the National Research Council of Canada.
3.15.2. Brightness level of the Sign must not exceed 400 nits when measured from the Sign face at its maximum brightness, between sunset and sunrise, at those times determined by the Sunrise/Sunset calculator from the National Research Council of Canada.
Separation Distance Regulations
3.16. To minimize Sign proliferation, the following regulations apply:
 
3.16.1. Freestanding Signs, and Major Digital Signs and Minor Digital Signs in the form of a Ground Sign must not be closer than 45.0 m from another Freestanding Sign, or Major Digital Sign or Minor Digital Sign in the form of a Ground Sign on the same Site.
3.16.2. Portable Signs are limited to Sites that have a Frontage greater than 30.0 m and must not be closer than 30.0 m from another Portable Sign on the same Site, except that:
 
3.16.2.1. where a Site has a Frontage less than 30.0 m, a Portable Sign is permitted where the applicant submits written consent from the owner of an Abutting Site where the combined total Frontage of both Sites is greater than 30.0 m.
3.16.3. Signs with a Digital Copy area greater than 8.0 m2 and Signs with Off-premises Advertising, must be separated from a Sign with a Digital Copy area greater than 8.0 m2 or a Sign with Off-premises Advertising in compliance with Table 3.16.3:
Table 3.16.3. Separation Distance
Subsection Sign Area Minimum separation distance
3.16.3.1 Less than 20.0 m2 100 m
3.16.3.2 20.0 m2 to 40.0 m2 200 m
3.16.3.3 Greater than 40.0 m2 300 m
Maximum Development Permit Duration Regulations 
3.17. The maximum duration of the validity of a Development Permit for Portable Signs with On-premises Advertising is 365 days. 
3.18. The maximum duration of the validity of a Development Permit for Portable Signs with Off-premises Advertising is 90 days. 
3.19. The maximum duration of the validity for a Development Permit for Major Digital Signs or Minor Digital Signs is 5 years. 
Measuring Height for Signs
3.20. The Height of a Sign must be measured from the finished ground surface directly under the Sign to the highest point of the Sign, except: 
 
3.20.1. photovoltaic cells, Solar collectors and their accessory equipment installed on a Sign to provide electrical power solely to the Sign Area are excluded from the maximum Sign Height.
Diagram for Subsection 3.20
Diagram for 6.90_3.20
Comprehensive Sign Design Plan
3.21. A Development Permit for a Comprehensive Sign Design Plan, with a focus on human scale and people-focused Signs and promoting building identity is required for development on: 
 
3.21.1. a Site Zoned MU or MUN, or a Site Zoned CN that contains a Main Street Development, for any of the following types of development:
 
3.21.1.1. Redevelopment of a Site.
3.21.1.2. Construction of 1 or more new principal buildings.
3.21.1.3. Exterior alteration of 1 or more building Facades.
3.21.2. a Site in a Direct Control Zone, where the Comprehensive Sign Design Plan is required in the Zone.
3.22. A Comprehensive Sign Design Plan must include coloured plans that identify: 
 
3.22.1. the Site context, including surrounding developments;
3.22.2. the maximum number of Signs and their Sign Uses
3.22.3. the type of illumination;
3.22.4. the proposed Sign Area; and
3.22.5. the location of each individual Sign Use proposed as part of the development. 
3.23. In addition to the plans required in Subsection 3.22, a Comprehensive Sign Design Plan must include a statement that explains how the Comprehensive Sign Design Plan
 
3.23.1. achieves a human scale and people-focused design, as required in Subsection 3.21; and 
3.23.2. is compatible with the architectural character of the building and Site design. 
3.24. The Signs proposed in the Comprehensive Sign Design Plan must comply with any applicable Sign subsections. 
3.25. Where a Development Permit for a Comprehensive Sign Design Plan has been issued, all future Development Permit applications for Signs must comply with the Comprehensive Sign Design Plan.

 

Area of Applicability
4.1. Subsection 4 applies to the following Zones:
 
4.1.1. RS - Small Scale Residential Zone
4.1.2. RSF - Small Scale Flex Residential Zone
4.1.3. RSM - Small-Medium Scale Transition Residential Zone
4.1.4. RM - Medium Scale Residential
4.1.5. RR - Rural Residential Zone
4.1.6. AG - Agriculture Zone
4.1.7. FD - Future Urban Development Zone
4.1.8. Any other Zone that refers to this Subsection.
4.2. Additional Sign regulations may also be listed within the applicable Zone or Specific Development Regulation. In case of a conflict between the regulations in the Zone or Specific Development Regulation and this Subsection, the regulations within the Zone or Specific Development Regulation take precedence.
Fascia Signs
4.3. A maximum of 1 Fascia Sign is permitted for: 
 
4.3.1. each individual non-Residential Use
4.3.2. each individual Home Based Business, limited to an Identification Sign; and 
4.3.3. each individual building for the purposes of building identification.
4.4. Fascia Signs may be illuminated, except that:
 
4.4.1. illumination is limited to External Illumination only; and
4.4.2. Fascia Signs for Home Based Businesses must not be illuminated.
4.5. The top of a Fascia Sign must not extend above the Ground Floor
4.6. The maximum Sign Area for Fascia Signs is:
 
4.6.1. 3.0 m2 for Fascia Signs other than for a Home Based Business; and
4.6.2. 1.0 m2 for Fascia Signs for a Home Based Business.
Freestanding Signs
4.7. A maximum of 2 Freestanding Signs are permitted on a Site with a Development Permit for a non-Residential Use.
4.8. Freestanding Signs may be illuminated, except that:
 
4.8.1. illumination is limited to External Illumination only.
4.9. The maximum Sign Area for Freestanding Signs is 3.0 m2.
4.10. The maximum Height for Freestanding Signs is 1.8 m.
Portable Signs with On-premises Advertising
4.11. A maximum of 2 Portable Signs are permitted on a Site with a Development Permit for a: 
 
4.11.1. Community Service Use;
4.11.2. Child Care Service Use;  or
4.11.3. Library Use.  
4.12. Portable Signs may be illuminated, except that:
 
4.12.1. illumination is limited to External Illumination only.
4.13. The maximum Sign Area for Portable Signs is 3.0 m2.
4.14. The maximum Height for Portable Signs is 1.8 m.
Projecting Signs
4.15. Each individual non-Residential Use located on the Ground Floor is permitted a maximum of 1 Projecting Sign per building Frontage.
4.16. Projecting Signs may be illuminated, except that:
 
4.16.1. illumination is limited to External Illumination only.
4.17. The maximum projection of a Projecting Sign from the building wall is 1.5 m
4.18. The top of a Projecting Sign must not extend above the Ground Floor.
4.19. The maximum Sign Area is 3.0 m2.

 

Area of Applicability
5.1. Subsection 5 applies to the following Zones:
 
5.1.1. MUN - Neighbourhood Mixed Use Zone
5.1.2. MU - Mixed Use Zone
5.1.3. CN - Neighbourhood Commercial Zone
5.1.4. RL - Large Scale Residential Zone
5.1.5. Any other Zones that refer to this Subsection.
5.2. Additional Sign regulations may also be listed within the applicable Zone or Specific Development Regulation. In case of a conflict between the regulations in the Zone or Specific Development Regulation and this Subsection, the regulations within the Zone or Specific Development Regulation take precedence.
General Regulations
5.3. No more than 4 total of the following Signs may be permitted on a Site
 
5.3.1. Freestanding Signs;
5.3.2. Projecting Signs in the form of a Roof Sign;
5.3.3. Major Digital Signs; and
5.3.4. Minor Digital Signs.
Fascia Signs
5.4. Fascia Signs may be illuminated.
5.5. No portion of a Fascia Sign may be located above:
 
5.5.1. the eaveline or roofline on a 1 or 2 Storey building; or
5.5.2. the second Storey on a building that is greater than 2 Storeys
5.6. The maximum Sign Area for each individual Fascia Sign is 20.0 m2.
5.7. The total cumulative Sign Area for all Fascia Signs and Projecting Signs that are parallel to the building wall is a maximum of 50% of the Facade.
5.8. Despite Subsection 5.5.2, 1 Fascia Sign per Facade may be located above the second Storey if:
 
5.8.1. the Fascia Sign contains only On-premises Advertising;
5.8.2. the Fascia Sign is an Identification Sign; and
5.8.3. the Sign Area is less than or equal to 2.5% of the area formed by multiplying the clearance of the Sign from ground level by the length of the building wall.
 
Diagram for Subsection 5.8.3
Diagram for 6.90_5.8.1
5.9. Where Fascia Signs contain Off-premises Advertising:
 
5.9.1. they must be located on Sites greater than or equal to 1 ha; and 
5.9.2. they must face an Arterial Road or a Collector Road.
Freestanding Signs
5.10. Freestanding Signs may be illuminated.
5.11. Freestanding Signs must not be located within an Interior Side Setback and must be a minimum of 3.0 m from the Interior Side Lot Line.
5.12. The maximum Sign Area for Freestanding Signs is 20.0 m2.
5.13. The maximum Height for Freestanding Signs is 6.0 m.
5.14. Where Freestanding Signs contain Off-premises Advertising:
 
5.14.1. they must be located on Sites greater than or equal to 1 ha; and
5.14.2. they must be located adjacent to an Arterial Road or a Collector Road.
Portable Signs
5.15. Portable Signs may be illuminated.
5.16. The maximum number of Portable Signs is 5 per Site, except that where the Site Frontage is greater than 300 m the Development Planner may consider a variance to the maximum number of Portable Signs
5.17. The maximum Sign Area for Portable Signs is 5.0 m2.
5.18. The maximum Height for Portable Signs is 3.0 m.
Projecting Signs
5.19. Projecting Signs may be illuminated.
5.20. Where a Projecting Sign is not in the form of a Roof Sign and is oriented perpendicular to the building wall: 
 
5.20.1. a maximum of 2 Projecting Signs is allowed for each individual Ground Floor establishment; 
5.20.2. a maximum of 1 Projecting Sign is allowed per building for the purpose of advertising businesses that do not have access at ground level;
5.20.3. the maximum projection from the building wall is 2.0 m; and
5.20.4. the top of a Projecting Sign must not be located:
 
5.20.4.1. above the eaveline or roofline on a 1 or 2 Storey building; or
5.20.4.2. above the second Storey on a building that is greater than 2 Storeys.
5.21. Where a Projecting Sign is not in the form of a Roof Sign and is parallel to the building wall:
 
5.21.1. No portion of the Projecting Sign may be located above:
 
5.21.1.1. the eaveline or roofline on a building with 1 or 2 Storeys; or
5.21.1.2. the second Storey on a building with greater than 2 Storeys
5.21.2. The maximum Sign Area for each individual Projecting Sign is 20.0 m2.
5.21.3. The total cumulative Sign Area for all Projecting Signs and Fascia Signs on a building is a maximum of 50% of the Facade.
5.22. Where a Projecting Sign is in the form of a Roof Sign:
 
5.22.1. it must be located on a Site greater than 2 ha;
5.22.2. the maximum Sign Area for the Roof Sign is 20.0 m2; and
5.22.3. the maximum Height of the Roof Sign must not exceed the maximum Height of the applicable Zone.
Minor Digital Signs and Major Digital Signs
5.23. Minor Digital Signs and Major Digital Signs must be located on Sites greater than or equal to 1 ha.
5.24. The maximum Height of Minor Digital Signs and Major Digital Signs is 6.0 m.
5.25. The maximum width of Minor Digital Signs and Major Digital Signs is 8.0 m.
5.26. Minor Digital Signs and Major Digital Signs in the form of a Wall Sign must comply with the following:
 
5.26.1. They must face an Arterial Road or a Collector Road.
5.26.2. The maximum Sign Area is 10.0 m2.
5.26.3. The cumulative total Sign Area for these Signs on a building is a maximum of 25% of the Facade.
5.27. Minor Digital Signs and Major Digital Signs in the form of a Ground Sign must comply with the following:
 
5.27.1. They must be located adjacent to an Arterial Road or a Collector Road.
5.27.2. The maximum Digital Copy area is 10.0 m2.
5.27.3. The maximum Sign Area is 20.0 m2.
5.27.4. Ground Signs must not be located within an Interior Side Setback and must be a minimum of 3.0 m from the Interior Side Lot Line.

 

Area of Applicability
6.1. Subsection 6 applies to the following Zones:
 
6.1.1. CG - General Commercial Zone
6.1.2. CB - Business Commercial Zone
6.1.3. BE - Business Employment Zone
6.1.4. Any other Zones that refer to this Subsection.
6.2. Additional Sign regulations may also be listed within the applicable Zone or Specific Development Regulation. In case of a conflict between the regulations in the Zone or Specific Development Regulation and this Subsection, the regulations within the Zone or Specific Development Regulation take precedence.
General Regulations
6.3. Where the Site is less than 1 ha, no more than 4 total of the following Signs may be permitted on a Site
 
6.3.1. Freestanding Signs;
6.3.2. Projecting Signs in the form of a Roof Sign;
6.3.3. Major Digital Signs; and
6.3.4. Minor Digital Signs.
Fascia Signs
6.4. Fascia Signs may be illuminated.
6.5. No portion of a Fascia Sign may be located:
 
6.5.1. above the eaveline or roofline on a building with 1 or 2 Storeys; or
6.5.2. above the second Storey on a building with greater than 2 Storeys
6.6. The maximum Sign Area for each individual Fascia Sign is 20.0 m2.
6.7. The total cumulative Sign Area for all Fascia Signs and Projecting Signs that are parallel to the building wall is a maximum of 50% of the Facade.
6.8. Despite Subsection 6.5.2, 1 Fascia Sign per Facade may be located above the second Storey if:
 
6.8.1. the Fascia Sign contains only On-premises Advertising;
6.8.2. the Fascia Sign is an Identification Sign; and
6.8.3. the Sign Area is less than or equal to 2.5% of the area formed by multiplying the clearance of the Sign from ground level by the length of the building wall.
 
Diagram for Subsection 6.8.3
Diagram for 6.90_5.8.1
6.9. Where Fascia Signs contain Off-premises Advertising, they must face an Arterial Road or a Collector Road.
Freestanding Signs
6.10. Freestanding Signs may be illuminated.
6.11. Freestanding Signs must not be located within an Interior Side Setback and must be a minimum of 3.0 m from the Interior Side Lot Line.
6.12. The maximum Sign Area for Freestanding Signs is 20.0 m2.
6.13. The maximum Height for Freestanding Signs is 8.0 m.
6.14. Where Freestanding Signs contain only On-premises Advertising:
 
6.14.1. Despite Subsection 6.13, if the Freestanding Sign is not located within 60.0 m of a Site Zoned residential, the maximum Height is 10.0 m. The distance must be measured from the Sign location to the nearest point of the Site Zoned residential.
6.15. Where Freestanding Signs contain Off-premises Advertising, they must be located adjacent to an Arterial Road or a Collector Road.
Portable Signs
6.16. Portable Signs may be illuminated.
6.17. The maximum number of Portable Signs is 5 per Site, except that where the Frontage is greater than 300 m the Development Planner may consider a variance to the maximum number of Portable Signs
6.18. The maximum Sign Area for Portable Signs is 5.0 m2.
6.19. The maximum Height for Portable Signs is 3.0 m.
Projecting Signs
6.20. Projecting Signs may be illuminated.
6.21. The maximum projection from the building wall is 2.0 m.
6.22. Where a Projecting Sign is not in the form of a Roof Sign and is oriented perpendicular to the building wall: 
 
6.22.1. a maximum of 2 Projecting Signs are allowed for each individual Ground Floor establishment;
6.22.2. a maximum of 1 Projecting Sign is allowed per building for the purpose of advertising businesses that do not have access at ground level; and
6.22.3. the top of a Projecting Sign must not be located:
 
6.22.3.1. above the eaveline or roofline on a building with 1 or 2 Storeys; or
6.22.3.2. above the second Storey on a building with greater than 2 Storeys.
6.23. Where a Projecting Sign is not in the form of a Roof Sign and is parallel to the building wall:
 
6.23.1. no portion of the Projecting Sign may be located above:
 
6.23.1.1. the eaveline or roofline on a building with 1 or 2 Storeys; or
6.23.1.2. the second Storey on a building with greater than 2 Storeys
6.23.2. the maximum Sign Area for each individual Projecting Sign is 20.0 m2; and
6.23.3. the total cumulative Sign Area for all Projecting Signs and Fascia Signs on a building is a maximum of 50% of the Facade.
6.24. Where a Projecting Sign is in the form of a Roof Sign:
 
6.24.1. the maximum Sign Area for the Roof Sign is 20.0 m2;
6.24.2. the maximum Height of a Roof Sign must not exceed the maximum Height of the applicable Zone; and
6.24.3. where the Roof Sign contains Off-premises Advertising, it must face an Arterial Road or a Collector Road.
Minor Digital Signs
6.25. The maximum Height of a Minor Digital Sign is 8.0 m.
6.26. The maximum width of a Minor Digital Sign is 8.0 m.
6.27. Minor Digital Signs in the form of a Wall Sign must comply with the following:
 
6.27.1. They must face an Arterial Road or a Collector Road.
6.27.2. The maximum Sign Area for each individual Wall Sign is 20.0 m2
6.27.3. The total cumulative Sign Area for these Signs on a building is a maximum of 25% of the Facade.
6.28. Minor Digital Signs in the form of a Ground Sign must comply with the following:
 
6.28.1. They must be located adjacent to an Arterial Road or a Collector Road.
6.28.2. The maximum Digital Copy area is 20.0 m2.
6.28.3. The total maximum Sign Area is 30.0 m2.
6.28.4. Ground Signs must not be located within an Interior Side Setback and must be a minimum of 3.0 m from the Interior Side Lot Line.
Major Digital Signs
6.29. The maximum Height of a Major Digital Sign is 8.0 m.
6.30. The maximum width of a Major Digital Sign is 8.0 m.
6.31. Major Digital Signs in the form of a Wall Sign must comply with the following:
 
6.31.1. They must face an Arterial Road or a Collector Road.
6.31.2. The maximum Sign Area for each individual Wall Sign is 12.0 m2.
6.31.3. The total cumulative Sign Area for these Signs on a building is a maximum of 25% of the Facade.
6.32. Major Digital Signs in the form of a Ground Sign must comply with the following:
 
6.32.1. They must be located adjacent to an Arterial Road or a Collector Road.
6.32.2. The maximum Digital Copy area is 12.0 m2.
6.32.3. The total maximum Sign Area is 30.0 m2.
6.32.4. Ground Signs must not be located within an Interior Side Setback and must be a minimum of 3.0 m from an Interior Side Lot Line.

 

Area of Applicability
7.1. Subsection 7 applies to the following Zones:
 
7.1.1. IM - Medium Industrial Zone
7.1.2. IH - Heavy Industrial Zone
7.1.3. Any other Zone that refers to this Subsection. 
7.2. Additional Sign regulations may also be listed within the applicable Zone or Specific Development Regulation. In case of a conflict between the regulations in the Zone or Specific Development Regulation and this Subsection, the regulations within the Zone or Specific Development Regulation take precedence.
General Regulations
7.3. Where the Site is less than 1 ha, no more than 4 total of the following Signs may be permitted on a Site
 
7.3.1. Freestanding Signs;
7.3.2. Projecting Signs in the form of a Roof Sign;
7.3.3. Major Digital Signs; and
7.3.4. Minor Digital Signs.
Fascia Signs
7.4. Fascia Signs may be illuminated.
7.5. Where a Fascia Sign contains Off-premises Advertising:
 
7.5.1. The maximum Sign Area for the Fascia Sign is 20.0 m2 except that the Development Planner may vary the maximum Sign Area up to 40.0 m2; and
7.5.2. The Fascia Sign must face an Arterial Road or a Collector Road.
Freestanding Signs
7.6. Freestanding Signs may be illuminated.
7.7. The maximum Sign Area for Freestanding Signs is 30.0 m2 except that the Development Planner may vary the maximum Sign Area up to 40.0 m2.
7.8. Freestanding Signs must not be located within an Interior Side Setback and must be a minimum of 3.0 m from the Interior Side Lot Line.
7.9. The maximum Height for Freestanding Signs is 10.0 m.
7.10. Where Freestanding Signs contain Off-premises Advertising, they must be located adjacent to an Arterial Road or a Collector Road.
Portable Signs
7.11. Portable Signs may be illuminated.
7.12. The maximum number of Portable Signs is 5 per Site, except that where the Site Frontage is greater than 300 m the Development Planner may consider a variance to the maximum number of Portable Signs
7.13. The maximum Sign Area for Portable Signs is 5.0 m2.
7.14. The maximum Height for Portable Signs is 3.0 m.
Projecting Signs
7.15. Projecting Signs may be illuminated.
7.16. Where a Projecting Sign is not in the form of a Roof Sign and is oriented perpendicular to the building wall:
 
7.16.1. the maximum projection from the building wall is 2.0 m; and
7.16.2. the top of a Projecting Sign must not be located above the Ground Floor.
7.17. Where a Projecting Sign is not in the form of a Roof Sign and is parallel to the building wall:
 
7.17.1. No portion of the Projecting Sign may be located above:
 
7.17.1.1. the eaveline or roofline on a building with 1 or 2 Storeys; or
7.17.1.2. the second Storey on a building with greater than 2 Storeys
7.17.2. The maximum Sign Area for each individual Projecting Sign is 20.0 m2 except that the Development Planner may vary the maximum Sign Area up to 40.0 m2.
7.18. Where a Projecting Sign is in the form of a Roof Sign:
 
7.18.1. the maximum Sign Area is 20.0 m2;
7.18.2. the maximum Height must not exceed the maximum Height of the applicable Zone; and
7.18.3. the Roof Sign must face an Arterial Road or a Collector Road.
Minor Digital Signs
7.19. The maximum Height of a Minor Digital Sign is 8.0 m.
7.20. The maximum width of a Minor Digital Sign is 8.0 m.
7.21. Minor Digital Signs in the form of a Wall Sign must comply with the following:
 
7.21.1. They must face an Arterial Road or a Collector Road.
7.21.2. The maximum Sign Area for each individual Wall Sign is 20.0 m2.
7.21.3. The total cumulative Sign Area for these Signs on a building is a maximum of 25% of the Facade.
7.22. Minor Digital Signs in the form of a Ground Sign must comply with the following:
 
7.22.1. They must be located adjacent to an Arterial Road or a Collector Road.
7.22.2. The maximum Digital Copy area is 20.0 m2.
7.22.3. The total maximum Sign Area is 30.0 m2.
7.22.4 Ground Signs must not be located within an Interior Side Setback and must be a minimum of 3.0 m from an Interior Side Lot Line.
Major Digital Signs
7.23. The maximum Height of a Major Digital Sign is 8.0 m.
7.24. The maximum width of a Major Digital Sign is 8.0 m.
7.25. Major Digital Signs in the form of a Wall Sign must comply with the following:
 
7.25.1. They must face an Arterial Road or a Collector Road.
7.25.2. The total cumulative Sign Area for these Signs on a building is a maximum of 25% of the Facade.
7.25.3. The maximum Sign Area for each individual Wall Sign is 12.0 m2.
7.26. Major Digital Signs in the form of a Ground Sign must comply with the following:
 
7.26.1. They must be located adjacent to an Arterial Road or a Collector Road.
7.26.2. The maximum Digital Copy area is 12.0 m2.
7.26.3. The total maximum Sign Area is 30.0 m2.
7.26.4. The Ground Sign must not be located within an Interior Side Setback and must be a minimum of 3.0 m from an Interior Side Lot Line.

 

Area of Applicability
8.1. Subsection 8 applies to the following Zones:
 
8.1.1. PS - Parks and Services Zone
8.1.2. PSN - Neighbourhood Parks and Services Zone
8.1.3. PU - Public Utility Zone
8.1.4. UF - Urban Facilities Zone
8.1.5. Any other Zone that refers to this Subsection.
8.2. Additional Sign regulations may also be listed within the applicable Zone or Specific Development Regulation. In case of a conflict between the regulations in the Zone or Specific Development Regulation and this Subsection, the regulations within the Zone or Specific Development Regulation take precedence.
Fascia Signs
8.3. Fascia Signs may be illuminated. 
8.4. The top of a Fascia Sign must not extend above the eaveline or roofline.
8.5. The maximum Sign Area for Fascia Signs is 3.0 m2 except that:
 
8.5.1. Where the Sign is located 60.0 m or more from a Site Zoned residential and is facing an Arterial Road or a Commercial Zone, the maximum Sign Area is 20.0 m2. The distance must be measured from the Sign location to the nearest point of the Site Zoned residential.
8.6. A maximum of 25% of the Sign Area may be used for a sponsor’s name or Logo
Freestanding Signs
8.7. Freestanding Signs may be illuminated.
8.8. Freestanding Signs must be located in a Yard Abutting a Street.
8.9. A maximum of 2 Freestanding Signs are permitted on a Site
8.10. Freestanding Signs must not be located within an Interior Side Setback and must be a minimum of 3.0 m from an Interior Side Lot Line.
8.11. The maximum Sign Area for Freestanding Signs is 20.0 m2 and the maximum Height is 8.0 m, except that:
 
8.11.1. Where the Freestanding Sign is located less than or equal to 60.0 m from a residential Zone and not separated by an Arterial Road, the maximum Sign Area is 3.0 m2 and the maximum Height is 3.0 m. The distance must be measured from the Sign location to the nearest point of the Site Zoned residential.
8.12. A maximum of 25% of the Sign Area may be used for a sponsor’s name or Logo
Portable Signs
8.13. Portable Signs may be illuminated.
8.14. A maximum of 2 Portable Signs are allowed on a Site.
8.15. The maximum Sign Area for Portable Signs is 5.0 m2.
8.16. The maximum Height for Portable Signs is 3.0 m.
Projecting Signs
8.17. Projecting Signs may be illuminated.
8.18. The maximum Sign Area for Projecting Signs is 3.0 m2.
8.19. The maximum projection from the building wall is 1.5 m.
8.20. The top of a Projecting Sign must not extend above the eaveline or roofline.
Minor Digital Sign
8.21. Minor Digital Signs must face away from Abutting Sites in residential Zones or Sites with existing Residential Uses
8.22. The maximum Height of a Minor Digital Sign is 8.0 m.
8.23. The maximum width of a Minor Digital Sign is 8.0 m.
8.24. Minor Digital Signs in the form of a Wall Sign must comply with the following:
 
8.24.1. The maximum Sign Area for Wall Signs is 3.0 m2.
8.24.2. The Wall Sign must face a Street.
8.25. Minor Digital Signs in the form of a Ground Sign must comply with the following:
 
8.25.1. They must be located in a Yard Abutting a Street.
8.25.2. They must not be located within an Interior Side Setback and must be a minimum of 3.0 m from an Interior Side Lot Line.
8.25.3. The maximum Digital Copy area is 8.0 m2 except that:
 
8.25.3.1. Where the Ground Sign is located less than 60.0 m from a residential Zone and not separated by an Arterial Road, the maximum Digital Copy area is 3.0 m2. The distance must be measured from the Sign location to the nearest point of the Site Zoned residential.
8.25.4. The total maximum Sign Area is 20.0 m2 except that:
 
8.25.4.1. Where the Ground Sign is located less than 60.0 m from a residential Zone and not separated by an Arterial Road, the maximum Sign Area is 3.0 m2. The distance must be measured from the Sign location to the nearest point of the Site Zoned residential.

 

Area of Applicability
9.1. Subsection 9 applies to the following Zones:
 
9.1.1. UI - Urban Institution Zone;
9.1.2. Direct Control Zone, unless otherwise stated in the Direct Control Zone
9.1.3. HA - Heritage Area Zone;
9.1.4. Any other Zone that refers to this Subsection. 
9.2. Additional Sign regulations may also be listed within the applicable Zone or Specific Development Regulation. In case of a conflict between the regulations in the Zone or Specific Development Regulation and this Subsection, the regulations within the Zone or Specific Development Regulation take precedence.
9.3. The Development Planner, when considering a Development Permit application for a Sign, must have regard for all or any of the following:
 
9.3.1. the visual harmony and compatibility of the proposed Sign with the architectural character and finish of the development and with the design, location and appearance of other Signs on the development; and
9.3.2. the Sign provisions of the Sign regulations applicable to the Zones abutting the Direct Control Zone Site where the proposed Sign is to be erected.

 

10.1. Appendix I: Civic Centre Area Boundary

 

Civic Centre Area boundary map