ToC
62-654

Signage

The provisions of this Section shall apply to signs required in waterfront public access areas. All such signs shall be located in directly visible locations, without any obstruction at any time. Such signs shall be fully opaque, non-reflective and constructed of permanent, highly durable materials, such as metal or stone. All lettering shall be in a clear, sans-serif, non-narrow font such as Arial, Helvetica, or Verdana, solid in color with a minimum height of one-quarter inch, unless otherwise specified in this Section, and shall highly contrast with the background color.

Drawings documenting the size, format, and orientation of all required signs shall be included in the application for certification, pursuant to Section 62-80. Such drawings shall include detailed information about dimensions of the sign, lettering size, color and materials.

(a)        Entry signage

All waterfront public access areas shall contain an entry sign mounted on a permanent structure. Such sign shall be located within five feet of the boundary of the entrance from a street, public park or other public way. Required signage shall contain:

(1)        the New York City waterfront symbol, 12 inches square in dimension, as provided in the Required Signage Symbols file at the Department of City Planning website and the “The New York Waterfront Symbol Standards and Specifications” (published by the Department of City Planning, April 1989, and as modified from time to time);

Zoning Resolutions 62-654.0

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(2)        lettering at least one-and one-half inches in height, stating "OPEN TO PUBLIC" in bold type;

(3)        lettering at least one-half inch in height stating the approved hours of operation as required pursuant to Section 62-71 (Operational Requirements), paragraph (a);

(4)        lettering at least one-half inch in height stating “Do not enter outside of hours of operation”;

(5)        the International Symbol of Access for persons with physical disabilities, at least three inches square, or the statement: “This public access area is accessible to persons with physical disabilities”;

(6)        the address of the property where the waterfront public access area is located;

(7)        the name of the current owner and the name, phone number and email address of the person designated to maintain the waterfront public access area;

(8)        the statement: "For complaints or questions: call 311”;

(9)        the statement: “For more information go to http://nyc.gov/planning”; and

(10)        rules of conduct as specified in Section 62-71, paragraph (b).

Information in paragraphs (a)(1) and (a)(2) may be inscribed in pavement or on any permitted appropriate amenity, such as a seating wall or sculpture.

All information required in this paragraph, (a), shall be included on signs with a maximum dimension in one direction of 16 inches. The maximum height of a sign above the adjoining grade shall be three feet for a horizontal sign and five feet for a vertical sign. The bottom of all signs shall be at least eighteen inches above adjoining grade, except for signs angled 45 degrees or less as measured from adjacent grade. However, the waterfront symbol required pursuant to paragraph (a)(1) need not be included in such signage if such symbol is inscribed nearby in pavement or any appropriate amenity.

(b)        Signage at zoning lot line

A sign shall be required to be located within five feet of any zoning lot line adjacent to another zoning lot within a shore public walkway and at a distance no greater than five feet from the required circulation path. All information required in paragraph (a) of this Section shall be included on signs with a maximum dimension in one direction of 16 inches. The maximum height of a sign above adjoining grade shall be three feet. The bottom of all signs shall be at least 18 inches above adjoining grade, except for signs angled 45 degrees or less, as measured from adjacent grade. However, the waterfront symbol required pursuant to paragraph (a)(1) of this Section need not be included in such signage if such symbol is inscribed nearby in pavement or any appropriate amenity, such as a seating wall or sculpture.

However, the waterfront symbol required pursuant to paragraph (a)(1) shall be no larger than four inches square, or 12 inches square if inscribed in pavement or any appropriate amenity, and the information required in paragraph (a)(2) of this Section shall be one inch high.

The information required in paragraphs (a)(1) and (a)(2) may be inscribed in pavement or on any permitted appropriate amenity.

(c)        Other signage

Seating areas within waterfront public access areas allowed pursuant to paragraph (b) of Section 62-62 (Design Requirements for Shore Public Walkways and Supplemental Public Access Areas) shall be identified by a sign with the words “SEATING OPEN TO PUBLIC” in lettering at least one inch high. Such sign shall be clearly visible from the waterfront public access area. In addition, such sign shall be no greater than 60 square inches, no higher than 18 inches above adjacent grade, and angled for visibility. The required sign may be freestanding or attached to a permitted amenity within the waterfront public access area.

No advertising signs may be located within a waterfront public access area.

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