Edmonton Zoning Bylaw 12800

Schedule 59F

Bylaw 15892

October 11, 2011

59F.1      The following Zones refer to the regulations found in Schedule 59F:

330 CB1 Low Intensity Business Zone

340 CB2 General Business Zone

350 CHY Highway Corridor Zone

360 CO Commercial Office Zone

370 CB3 Commercial Mixed Business Zone

400 IB Industrial Business Zone

410 IL Light Industrial Zone

553 MA3 Municipal Airport General Business Zone

910.5 CCA Core Commercial Arts Zone

910.6 CMU Commercial Mixed Use Zone

910.9 JAMSC Jasper Avenue Main Street Commercial Zone

910.11 UW Urban Warehouse Zone

The above Zones may also refer to regulations in other Sign Schedules or have additional regulations within the Zone.  In case of a conflict between the Zones listed on this Sign Schedule and the Zone regulations, the Zone regulations prevail.

59F.2      Regulations for Permitted Signs

  1. Fascia On-premises Signs shall be subject to the following regulations:

  1. Fascia On-premises Signs shall only face a public roadway other than a Lane;

  2. any Fascia On-premises Sign shall not extend higher than 75 cm above the floor of the third Storey. The top of a Fascia On-premises Sign on a one Storey building or two Storey building shall not extend more than 30 cm above the building roof or parapet wall;

Bylaw 12961

February 4, 2002

  1. any Fascia On-premises Sign that extends over a public right-of way or passageway intended for pedestrian travel shall maintain a minimum clearance of 2.4 m; and

Bylaw 15892

October 11, 2011

  1. Fascia On-premises Signs may be illuminated.

  1. Projecting On-premises Signs shall be subject to the following regulations:

Bylaw 16733

July 6, 2015

  1. Projecting On-premises Sign shall not be less than 2.4 m above Grade;

  2. the top of any Projecting On-premises Sign on a building two Storeys or higher shall not extend more than 75 cm above the floor of the second Storey;

  3. any Projecting On-premises Sign and its supporting structure may project a maximum of 2.0 m;

  4. the horizontal separation distance between a Projecting On-premises Sign and its support structure and the curb line of a public roadway shall be not less than 0.6 m;

  5. not more than one Projecting On-premises Sign shall be allowed for each Frontage of a business premises;

  6. Projecting On-premises Signs shall be erected such that the structural support elements are designed or concealed so as to appear as an integral part of the overall Sign design and such that no angle iron bracing, guide wires or similar support elements are visible from a public roadway or other public right-of-way; and

  7. Projecting On-premises Signs may be illuminated.

  1. Freestanding On-premises Signs shall be subject to the following regulations:

  1. the maximum Height of a Freestanding On-premises Sign is 8.0 m. The Development Officer may allow a Freestanding On-premises Sign up to 10.0 m in Height if a Residential Zone is not within 60.0 m of the commercial Site. The distance shall be measured from the Sign location to the nearest Site zoned residential;

  2. the maximum allowable Freestanding On-premises Sign Area shall be 30 m2;

Bylaw 15735

June 20, 2011

  1. Freestanding On-premises Signs locations shall have a minimum Setback of 3.0 m where the Site shares a property line with another Site;

Bylaw 15892

October 11, 2011

  1. The maximum number of Freestanding On-premises Signs, Roof On-premises Signs, Major Digital Signs, Minor Digital On-premises Signs, Minor Digital Off-premises Signs, and Minor Digital On-premises Off-premises Signs on a Site shall be four; and

Bylaw 15892

October 11, 2011

  1. Freestanding On-premises Signs may be Mechanical Signs.

Bylaw 16313

January 21, 2013

  1. Temporary On-premises Signs shall be subject to the following regulations:

  1. for a single tenant Site with a Frontage greater than 30.0 m, not more than two Temporary On-premises Signs shall be allowed.  The maximum number of Temporary Signs, whether On-premises or Off-premises, shall be two.  Where the Site has a Frontage greater than 100.0 m, the Development Officer may use discretion to increase the maximum number of Temporary On-premises Signs allowed per Site;

  2. for a multiple tenant development with a Frontage of greater than 30.0 m, one Temporary On-premises Sign shall be allowed for each 30.0 m of Frontage with a minimum separation space of 30.0 m between each Sign . The maximum number of Temporary On-premises Signs shall be five.  Where multiple tenant Sites have a Frontage greater than 300.0 m, the Development Officer may use discretion to increase the maximum number of Temporary On-premises Signs allowed per Site;

  3. notwithstanding clause (b) above, where a Site with a Frontage of less than 30.0 m exists, an applicant may, by providing to the Development Officer written consent from the owners of adjacent Sites, identify to the Development Officer, a combination of Sites having a total Frontage of 30.0 m or more, in order to allow placement of a Temporary On-premises Sign;

  4. Temporary On-premises Signs shall be located within the property lines of the Site.  A Temporary On-premises Sign shall not interfere with access to or from the Site and shall not impair the sight lines for vehicular traffic;

  5. Temporary On-premises Signs may be illuminated but shall not have any flashing or running lights;

  6. Temporary On-premises Freestanding Signs shall have a maximum Height of 3.0 m and a maximum Area of 5 m2; and

Bylaw 16733

July 6, 2015

  1. Temporary On-premises Signs that are Volumetric Signs shall not exceed the maximum building Height of the Zone and shall not be located within any Setback.  For Temporary Roof On-premises Signs that are Volumetric Signs, the combined Height of the Sign and building shall not exceed the Height of the Zone.

Bylaw 15735

June 20, 2011

Bylaw 16733

July 6, 2015

  1. Temporary Signs that are inflated shall not exceed the maximum building Height of the Zone and shall not be located within any Setback. When the inflated Sign is located on a building, the combined Height of the Sign and building shall not exceed the Height of the Zone;

  2. all Temporary Signs shall have a permanent tag, label, plate, marking or other means of identifying ownership of the Sign for enforcement purposes. The ownership information shall be located in a visible location on the Sign; and

  3. Temporary Signs shall be removed on or before the date that the permit expires.

59F.3      Regulations for Discretionary Signs

  1. Roof On-premises Signs shall be subject to the following regulations:

  1. Roof On-premises Signs are prohibited in the civic centre area bounded by 105 Avenue to the north, the North Saskatchewan River Valley to the south, 97 Street to the east, and 100 Street to the west;

  2. Roof On-premises Signs are prohibited when the Sign location is within 30.0 m of a Residential Zone. The distance shall be measured from the Sign location to the nearest Site zoned residential;

Bylaw 17062

July 9, 2015

  1. the combined Height of any Roof On-premises Sign and building shall not exceed the Height of the Zone;

  2. Roof On-premises Signs shall not face an abutting Residential Zone;

  3. any Roof On-premises Sign may be allowed as a replacement for one Freestanding Sign. However, if the Site has a single Frontage, the Development Officer may exercise discretion to allow a Roof On-premises Sign if the addition of the Sign does not adversely impact the amenities or character of the Zone;

  4. The maximum Area of any Roof On-premises Sign shall not exceed 20 m2;

  5. Roof On-premises Signs may be illuminated;

Bylaw 15892

October 11, 2011

  1. all proposed Roof On-premises Sign locations shall be reviewed in context with the surrounding development, such as (but not limited to): the architectural theme of the area; any historic designations; the requirements of any Statutory Plan; and any streetscape improvements;

Bylaw 15892

October 11, 2011

  1. The maximum number of Freestanding On-premises Signs, Roof On-premises Signs, Major Digital Signs, Minor Digital On-premises Signs, Minor Digital Off-premises Signs, and Minor Digital On-premises Off-premises Signs on a Site shall be four; and

  2. support elements for any Roof On-premises Sign shall be concealed.

  1. Freestanding Off-premises Signs shall be subject to the following regulations:

  1. Off-premises Signs are prohibited in the civic centre area bounded by 105 Avenue to the north, the North Saskatchewan River Valley to the south, 97 Street to the east, and 100 Street to the west;

  2. Freestanding Off-premises Sign permits may be approved for a period of up to five years;

  3. all proposed Freestanding Off-premises Sign locations shall be reviewed in context with the surrounding development, such as (but not limited to): the architectural theme of the area; any historic designations; the requirements of any Statutory Plan; any streetscape improvements; and proximity to residential development. The Development Officer may require revisions to the application to mitigate the impact of a proposed Freestanding Off-premises Sign or may refuse a permit adversely impacts the built environment;

  4. the maximum Height of any Freestanding Off-premises Sign shall be 8.0 m;

  5. the maximum Area of any Freestanding Off-premises Sign shall be 65 m2;

Bylaw 15735

June 20, 2011

  1. no part of any Freestanding Off-premises Sign shall be located within any Setback;

Bylaw 15892

October 11, 2011

  1. proposed Sign locations shall be separated from Signs with Digital Copy greater than 8.0 m2 or Off-premises Signs as follows:

 

Proposed Sign Area

Minimum separation distance from Signs with Digital Copy greater than 8.0 m2

 or Off-premises Signs

less than 20 m2

100 m

20 m2 to 40 m2

200 m

Greater than 40 m2

300 m

The separation shall be applied from the location of the larger Off-premises Sign or Sign with Digital Copy.

  1. Freestanding Off-premises Signs may be illuminated; and

Bylaw 15892

October 11, 2011

Bylaw 12832

July 4, 2001

  1. An application for the renewal of a Sign with a lawful permit existing at the time of the passage of this Bylaw will not be refused for the sole reason that it does not comply with development regulations of this Bylaw

  1. Fascia Off-premises Signs shall be subject to the following regulations:

  1. Off-premises Signs are prohibited in the civic centre area bounded by 105 Avenue to the north, the North Saskatchewan River Valley to the south, 97 Street to the east, and 100 Street to the west;

  2. Fascia Off-premises Sign permits may be approved for a period of up to five years;

  3. all proposed Fascia Off-premises Sign locations shall be reviewed in context with the surrounding development, such as (but not limited to): the architectural theme of the area; any historic designations; the requirements of any Statutory Plan; the civic square plan; and any streetscape improvements;

  4. the maximum Area of any Fascia Off-premises Sign shall be 65 m2;

  5. any Fascia Off-premises Sign shall not extend higher than 75 cm above the floor of the third Storey. The top of a Fascia Sign on a one Storey building or two Storey building shall not extend more than 30 cm above the building roof or parapet wall;

  6. any Fascia Off-premises Sign that extends over a public right-of-way or passageway intended for pedestrian travel shall maintain a minimum clearance of 2.4 m;

Bylaw 15892

October 11, 2011

Charter Bylaw 18534

September 5, 2018

  1. proposed Sign locations shall be separated from Digital Signs greater than 8.0 m2 or Off-premises Signs as follows:

 

Proposed Sign Area

Minimum separation distance

from Digital Signs greater than

 8.0 m2 or other Off-premises Sign

less than 20 m2

100 m

20 m2 to 40 m2

200 m

Greater than 40 m2

300 m

The separation shall be applied from the larger Off-premises Sign or Digital Sign location.

Bylaw 15892

October 11, 2011

  1. Fascia Off-premises Signs may be illuminated; and

Bylaw 15892

October 11, 2011

  1. Fascia Off-premises Signs shall have the structural elements concealed from view.

  1. Roof Off-premises Signs shall be subject to the following regulations:

  1. the maximum Area of a Roof Off-premises Sign shall be 20 m2;

  2. Roof Off-premises Sign permits may be approved for a period of up to five years;

Bylaw 16032

March 14, 2012

  1. all proposed Roof Off-premises Sign locations shall be reviewed in context with the surrounding development, such as (but not limited to): the architectural theme of the area; any historic designations; the requirements of any Statutory Plan; any streetscape improvements; and proximity to residential development. The Development Officer may require revisions to the application to mitigate the impact of a proposed Roof Off-premises Sign or may refuse a permit adversely impacts the built environment;

  2. the combined Height of the Roof Off-premises Sign and building shall not exceed the Height of the Zone;

  3. any Roof Off-premises Sign shall be located 30.0 m from the property line of a Residential Zone;

Bylaw 15892

October 11, 2011

Charter Bylaw 18534

September 5, 2018

  1. proposed Sign locations shall be separated from Signs with Digital Copy greater than 8.0 m2 or Off-premises Signs as follows:

 

Proposed Sign Area

Minimum separation distance from Signs

with Digital Copy greater than 8.0 m2

 or Off-premises Signs

less than 20 m2

100 m

20 m2 to 40 m2

200 m

Greater than 40 m2

300 m

The separation shall be applied from the location of the larger Off-premises Sign or Sign with Digital Copy.

Bylaw 15892

October 11, 2011

  1. Roof Off-premises Signs may be illuminated; and

Bylaw 15892

October 11, 2011

  1. Roof Off-premises Signs shall have the structural elements concealed from view.

Bylaw 15892

October 11, 2011

  1. Minor Digital On-premises Signs shall be subject to the following regulations:

  1. the maximum Height shall be 8.0 m;

  2. the maximum Width shall be 8.0 m;

  3. the maximum Area shall be:

  1. 20 m2, to a maximum of 25% wall coverage for proposed Signs that are Fascia Signs; or

  2. 20 m2 for proposed Signs that are Freestanding Signs.  The maximum combined Area of Digital Sign Copy and any other type of Copy on the same Sign face shall not exceed 30 m2;

Charter Bylaw 18534

September 5, 2018

  1. proposed Sign locations shall be separated from Signs with Digital Copy greater than 8.0 m2 or Off-premises Signs as follows:

 

Proposed Sign Area

Minimum separation distance from Signs

with Digital Copy greater than 8.0 m2

 or Off-premises Signs

Greater than 8.0 m2 to less than 20 m2

100 m

20 m2 to 40 m2

200 m

Greater than 40 m2

300 m

The separation shall be applied from the location of the larger Off-premises Sign or Sign with Digital Copy.

  1. the top of proposed Signs that are Fascia Signs shall not extend more than 30 cm above the building roof or parapet wall;

  2. proposed Signs that are Fascia Signs shall have structural elements concealed from view;

  3. proposed Signs that are Fascia Signs shall not extend more than 40 cm out from the wall or structure and shall not extend beyond the horizontal limits of the wall;

  4. proposed Signs that are Fascia Signs extending over a public right-of-way or passageway intended for pedestrian travel shall maintain a minimum clearance of 2.4 m; and

  5. the maximum number of Freestanding On-premises Signs, Roof On-premises Signs, Major Digital Signs, Minor Digital On-premises Signs, Minor Digital On-premises Off-premises Signs and Minor Digital Off-premises Signs on a Site shall be four.

Bylaw 15892

October 11, 2011

  1. Minor Digital On-premises Off-premises Signs and Minor Digital Off-premises Signs shall be subject to the following regulations:

  1. proposed Signs are prohibited in the civic centre area bounded by 105 Avenue to the north, the North Saskatchewan River Valley to the south, 97 Street to the east, and 100 Street to the west;

  2. the maximum Height shall be 8.0 m;

  3. the maximum Width shall be 16.0 m;

  4. the maximum Area shall be:

  1. 65.0 m2, to a maximum of 25% wall coverage for proposed Signs that are Fascia Signs; or

  2. 65.0 m2 for proposed Signs that are Freestanding Signs.  The maximum combined Area of Digital Sign Copy and any other type of Copy on the same Sign face shall not exceed 65.0 m2;

Charter Bylaw 18534

September 5, 2018

  1. proposed Sign locations shall be separated from Signs with Digital Copy greater than 8.0 m2 or Off-premises Signs as follows:

 

Proposed Sign Area

Minimum separation distance from Signs with Digital Copy greater than 8.0 m2

 or Off-premises Signs

Greater than 8.0 m2 to less than 20 m2

100 m

20 m2 to 40 m2

200 m

Greater than 40 m2

300 m

The separation shall be applied from the location of the larger Off-premises Sign or Sign with Digital Copy.

  1. the top of proposed Signs that are Fascia Signs shall not extend more than 30 cm above the building roof or parapet wall;

  2. proposed Signs that are Fascia Signs shall have structural elements concealed from view;

  3. proposed Signs that are Fascia Signs shall not extend more than 40 cm out from the wall or structure and shall not extend beyond the horizontal limits of the wall;

  4. proposed Signs that are Fascia Signs extending over a public right-of-way or passageway intended for pedestrian travel shall maintain a minimum clearance of 2.4 m;

  5. proposed Signs with an Area greater than 8.0 m2shall not be located within any Setback;

  6. the maximum number of Freestanding On-premises Signs, Roof On-premises Signs, Major Digital Signs, Minor Digital On-premises Signs, Minor Digital On-premises Off-premises Signs and Minor Digital Off-premises Signs on a Site shall be four; and

  7. an application for the renewal of a Sign with a lawful permit existing at the time of the passage of Bylaw 15892 will not be refused for the sole reason that it does not comply with all development regulations of this Bylaw.  Application renewals shall demonstrate that the Sign meets the automatic light level controls outlined in Section 59.2(5) and traffic safety regulations in Section 59.2(2).

Bylaw 15892

October 11, 2011

  1. Major Digital Signs shall be subject to the following regulations:

  1. proposed Signs are prohibited in the civic centre area bounded by 105 Avenue to the north, the North Saskatchewan River Valley to the south, 97 Street to the east, and 100 Street to the west;

  2. the maximum Height shall be 8.0 m;

  3. the maximum Width shall be 8.0 m;

  4. the maximum Area shall be:

  1. 12.0 m2, to a maximum of 25% wall coverage for proposed Signs that are Fascia Signs; or

  2. 12.0 m2 for proposed Signs that are Freestanding Signs.  The maximum combined Area of Digital Sign Copy and any other type of Copy on the same Sign face shall not exceed 30.0 m2;

Charter Bylaw 18534

September 5, 2018

  1. proposed Sign locations shall be separated from Signs with Digital Copy greater than 8.0 m2 or Off-premises Signs as follows:

 

Proposed Sign Area

Minimum separation distance from Signs

with Digital Copy greater than 8.0 m2

 or Off-premises Signs

Greater than 8.0 m2 to less than 20 m2

100 m

20 m2 to 40 m2

200 m

Greater than 40 m2

300 m

The separation shall be applied from the location of the larger Off-premises Sign or Sign with Digital Copy. The separation distance minimums may be decreased for Major Digital Signs that are oriented to pedestrians, are not visible to vehicle traffic, and contribute to the architectural theme of the area;

  1. the top of proposed Signs that are Fascia Signs shall not extend more than 30 cm above the building roof or parapet wall;

  2. proposed Signs that are Fascia Signs shall have structural elements concealed from view;

  3. proposed Signs that are Fascia Signs shall not extend more than 40 cm out from the wall or structure and shall not extend beyond the horizontal limits of the wall;

  4. proposed Signs that are Fascia Signs extending over a public right-of-way or passageway intended for pedestrian travel shall maintain a minimum clearance of 2.4 m;

  5. proposed Signs with an Area greater than 8.0 m2 shall not be located within any Setback; and

  6. the maximum number of Freestanding On-premises Signs, Roof On-premises Signs, Major Digital Signs, Minor Digital On-premises Signs, Minor Digital On-premises Off-premises Signs and Minor Digital Off-premises Signs on a Site shall be four.

Bylaw 16313

January 21, 2013

 

  1. Temporary Off-premises Signs shall be subject to the following regulations:

  1. for a single tenant Site with a Frontage of greater than 30.0 m, not more than one Temporary Off-premises Sign shall be allowed.  The maximum number of Temporary Signs, whether On-premises or Off-premises, shall be two;

  2. for a multiple tenant development not more than one Temporary Off-premises Sign shall be allowed. The maximum number of Temporary Signs, whether On-premises or Off-premises, shall be five;

  3. Temporary Off-premises Signs shall not be located within any Setback;

  4. Temporary Off-premises Signs shall not interfere with access to or from the Site and shall not impair the sight lines for vehicular traffic;

  5. Temporary Off-premises Signs may be illuminated but shall not have any flashing or running lights;

  6. Temporary Off-premises Freestanding Signs shall have a maximum Height of 4.0 m and a maximum Area of 14 m2;

Bylaw 16733

July 6, 2015

  1. Temporary Off-premises Signs that are Volumetric Signs shall not exceed the maximum building Height of the Zone.  For Temporary Roof On-premises Signs that are Volumetric Signs, the combined Height of the Sign and building shall not exceed the Height of the Zone; and

Bylaw 16488

July 2, 2013

  1. The maximum duration of display for each Off-premises Temporary Sign shall be 30 calendar days.  The Development Officer may extend the maximum duration of display up to 2 years, in 30 day increments, for Temporary Off-premises Signs when:

  1. the Proposed Temporary Off-premises Sign locations are separated from any other existing Off-premises Sign as follows:

Proposed Sign Area

Minimum separation distance from existing Off-premises Signs

less than 20 m2

100 m

20 m2 to 40 m2

200 m

Greater than 40 m2

300 m

 

  1. The separation shall be applied from the larger existing Off-premises Sign location.