There are general rules that apply to all signs in mixed use districts. There are also rules specific to the zoning district that the sign is located in.
The following signs and sign features are not allowed in mixed use districts:
- General advertising signs
- Roof signs
- Signs on canopies
- Wind signs
Your sign cannot have any moving parts (rotating, swinging) or animated lighting (flashing, blinking).
Identifying signs tell only the name, address, and use of the property on which they are located.
You may have 1 identifying sign per lot in a mixed use district.
- Illumination: None, indirect, or direct
- Area: Maximum of 20 square feet
- Wall or projecting: Mounted on first-story
- Freestanding: 15 feet or lower
Identifying signs may be freestanding signs only if the building is recessed from the street property line. If a freestanding identifying sign is on the lot, freestanding business signs are not allowed.
Nameplates may be affixed to a building. Nameplates only state the name and occupation of persons using the space.
You may have 1 nameplate per noncommercial use.
- Illumination: None or direct
- Area: Maximum of 2 square feet
Within mixed use districts, temporary signs for the sale, lease, construction, or alteration of a building are allowed. These signs must be removed immediately when the activity is completed.
- Number of signs: 1 per building
- Sale or lease sign: none or indirect
- Persons or companies affiliated with construction or alteration: none
- Area: Maximum of 50 square feet
- Height: Cannot extend above the roofline
- Projection: Cannot project past street property line
Rules in specific districts
- Chinatown residential neighborhood commercial district
- Chinatown visitor retail district
- Other mixed use districts (including the Chinatown Community Business District, Eastern Neighborhoods, South of Market Mixed Use Districts, and the Downtown Residential Districts)