DPD is proposing to amend the Land Use Code (Title 23) to allow building identification wall signs above sixty-five feet in certain downtown zones. Business identification wall signs would be permitted as follows:
- Only one major tenant per structure may have identification signs above 65 feet
- Signs would be limited to 324 square feet in area and 18 feet in height
- Signs would be limited to a maximum of four signs per structure with only one sign per façade
- Signs would be required to be located within the upper 25 percent of the façade on which the sign is located
- Signs would be required to relate to the structure’s architectural style
Amendments would also allow multi-business centers (such as food courts) to have the option to locate signs on the ground, in addition to other types of signs currently allowed.
The Director of DPD has determined that the proposal described above will not have a significant adverse environmental impact, and has issued a Determination of Non-Significance under the State Environmental Policy Act. The appeal period for this proposal has ended and the Hearing Examiner has upheld the department’s determination of non-significance.
Comments may be e-mailed to Gordon Clowers, at Gordon.firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information about the SEPA decision is posted at http://web1.seattle.gov/dpd/luib/Notice.aspx?BID=513&NID=10872.
The report is available at: www.seattle.gov/dpd/BuildingConnections/SignCodeReport.pdf