124-15

Modification of Sign Regulations

The height of all signs shall be measured from base flood elevation. The underlying sign regulations shall apply, except as set forth in this Section.

(a)        Within Area A, as shown on Map 1 in the Appendix to this Chapter, the sign regulations of a C4 District shall apply, except for street walls facing Roosevelt Avenue, Northern Boulevard and 126th Street.

(b)        Within Area B, as shown on Map 1, the sign regulations of a C1 District shall apply, except that within the area described in paragraph (b) of Section 124-12, the sign regulations of a C4 District shall apply.

(c)        Within Area A, for street walls facing Roosevelt Avenue or Northern Boulevard, the sign regulations of a C4 District shall apply, except that signs shall be limited to 85 feet in height.

(d)        For street walls facing 126th Street to a height of 35 feet, the sign regulations of a C4 District shall apply, provided that the maximum projection of any sign from the exterior wall of a building shall be four feet, and the transparency requirements of paragraph (d) of Section 124-14 are met.

(e)        For street walls facing 126th Street above 35 feet in height, the sign regulations of a C4 District shall apply except that all permitted signs, including illuminated signs and flashing signs, shall be permitted without limitation on surface area, provided that:

(1)        no such signs are higher than 85 feet;

(2)        the maximum projection of any sign from the exterior wall of a building shall be four feet, except that projections not exceeding six feet are permitted, provided that such projections beyond four feet shall comprise not more than 20 percent of the surface area of all such signs on the establishment; and

(3)        no sign attached to a building or other structure shall extend above any parapet wall or roof of such building or other structure.

(f)        Within 150 feet of the neighborhood park required pursuant to Section 124-42 (Types and Standards of Publicly Accessible Open Space), paragraph (a), flashing signs whose message is visible from such park shall not be permitted.

(g)        The provisions of Section 32-67 (Special Provisions Applying Along District Boundaries) shall not apply in the Special Willets Point District.

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