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Record #: SO2018-7004   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 9/20/2018 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Zoning, Landmarks and Building Standards
Final action: 10/31/2018
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 17-12 regarding high-rise building signs
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 17 - Chicago Zoning Ordinance - Ch. 12 Signs
Attachments: 1. SO2018-7004.pdf, 2. O2018-7004.pdf



SECTION 1. Section 17-12-0601 of Title 17 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago, the Chicago Zoning Ordinance, is hereby amended by inserting the underscored language, and deleting the struck-through language, as follows:

17-12-0601 Sign Area.

(Omitted text is unaffected by this ordinance)

17-12-0601-C Individual Letters or Elements.

The area of a sign comprised of individual letters or elements attached to a building building wall is determined by calculating the area of the smallest square or rectangle that can be drawn around the letters and/or elements. Signs consisting of individual letters and/or elements will be measured as one sign when the distance between the letters and/or elements is less than 2 times the dimension of each letter and/or element.

1. Exemption. For high-rise buildins signs, portions of individual letters and/or elements, which collectively form one individual letter sign, may extend beyond the dimensions of the smallest box that encapsulates all other high-rise buildins sign letters and/or elements; provided, (T) the total area of such extensions may not exceed 10% of the square footage contained within such box that encapsulates all other high-rise building sign letters and/or elements and (ii) the total square footage of such individual letter sign and any such extensions under (i) may not exceed the maximum high-rise building sign area square footage allowed at the corresponding building height at which the high-rise building sign is proposed.

Figure 17-12-0601-Cl

Not to exceed 10%

(Omitted text is unaffected by this ordinance)

SECTION 2. Section 17-12-1000 of Title 17 ofthe Municipal *Code of Chicago, the Chicago Zoning Ordinance, is hereby amended by deleting the struck-through language and inserting the underscored language, as follows:

17-12-1000 Signs in business, commercial, downtown and manufacturing districts.

(Omitted text is unaffected by ...

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