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32.32.020 Standards in the Commercial, Employment, and Industrial Zones.

A. General standards and sign features. The standards for permanent signs and sign features in the C, E, and I zones are stated in Tables 2 and 3. All signs must conform to the regulations of Section 32.32.030.

Table 2
Table 3

B. Signs adjacent to freeways or bridges. The following regulations supersede those stated in Tables 2 and 3.

1. Freeways. For purposes of this title, freeways are Regional Trafficways that are not also classified as Major City Traffic Streets by the Transportation Element of the Comprehensive Plan. These are the I-5, I-84, I-205, I-405 freeways, US Highway 30 between I-405 and NW Nicolai, and US Highway 26 west of the I-405 freeway.

a. Sign faces that are within 100 feet of a freeway right-of-way, and that are visible from the freeway, may not exceed 200 square feet in area. Adjustments or modifications to the standard of this Subparagraph are prohibited.

b. Freestanding signs that are facing and within 100 feet of a freeway right-of-way or its on- and off-ramps are prohibited. Freestanding signs that are beneath the level of the surface of the roadway are allowed.

c. Changing image signs that are facing and within 100 feet of a freeway right-of-way or its on-and off-ramps are prohibited. Changing image signs that are beneath the level of the surface of the roadway are allowed.

2. Bridges.

a. Sign faces within 100 feet of the Willamette River bridges or bridge approach ramps shown in Figures 11a-e, or within 100 feet of the Columbia River or Columbia Slough bridges or bridge approach ramps, and that are visible from the bridge or bridge approach ramp, may not exceed 100 square feet in area.

b. Freestanding signs that are within 100 feet of the Willamette River bridges or bridge approach ramps shown in Figures 11a-e, or within 100 feet of the Columbia River and Columbia Slough bridges and bridge approach ramps are prohibited. Freestanding signs that are beneath the level of the surface of the roadway are allowed.

c. Changing image signs that are within 100 feet of the Willamette River bridges or bridge approach ramps shown in Figures 11a-e, or within 100 feet of the Columbia River and Columbia Slough bridges and bridge approach ramps are prohibited. Changing image signs that are beneath the level of the surface of the roadway are allowed.

C. Pedestrian districts. In pedestrian districts as shown by the Arterial Streets Classification of the Transportation Element of the Comprehensive Plan, the sign standards of the Central Commercial (CX) zone apply.

 
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