Chapter 18.42
DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS – SIGNS

Sections:

18.42.010    Purpose.

18.42.020    Permit requirements.

18.42.030    Exempt signs.

18.42.040    Prohibited signs.

18.42.050    Sign area calculation.

18.42.060    General sign requirements.

18.42.070    Community bulletin board signs.

18.42.080    A-frame/sandwich board signs.

18.42.090    Residential zone signs.

18.42.100    Downtown commercial zone signs.

18.42.110    Neighborhood business zone signs.

18.42.120    Community business zone signs.

18.42.130    Urban corridor, waterfront commercial and regional business zone signs.

18.42.135    Signs in the public/semi-public, parks and golf course zones.

18.42.140    Signs or displays of limited duration.

18.42.150    Billboards – Location and height standards.

18.42.160    Billboards – General requirements.

18.42.170    Billboards – Special restrictions in the CB zone.

18.42.180    Billboards – Alteration or relocation limitations.

18.42.190    Billboards – View and vegetative screening protections.

18.42.200    Billboard free areas.

18.42.010 Purpose.

The purpose of this chapter is to enhance the visual environment of the City by:

A. Establishing standards that regulate the type, number, location, size, and lighting of signs;

B. Recognizing the private purposes of signs for the identification of businesses and promotion of products and services; and

C. Recognizing the public purposes of signs, which include considerations of traffic safety and economic and aesthetic welfare. [Ord. 11-0329 § 3 (Exh. 1).]

18.42.020 Permit requirements.

A. Except as otherwise permitted by this chapter, no sign shall be erected, altered or relocated without approval by the City.

B. No building permit shall be required for repainting, cleaning, or other normal maintenance and repair of a sign, or for sign face and copy changes that do not alter the size or structure of the sign. [Ord. 11-0329 § 3 (Exh. 1).]

18.42.030 Exempt signs.

The following signs or displays are exempted from the regulations under this chapter:

A. Historic site markers or plaques, gravestones, and address numbers;

B. Signs required by law, including but not limited to:

1. Official or legal notices issued and posted by any public agency or court; or

2. Traffic directional or warning signs;

C. Plaques, tablets or inscriptions indicating the name of a building, date of erection, or other commemorative information, which are an integral part of the building structure or are attached flat to the face of the building, which are nonilluminated, and which do not exceed four square feet in surface area;

D. Incidental signs, which shall not exceed two square feet in surface area; provided, that said size limitation shall not apply to signs providing directions, warnings or information when established and maintained by a public agency;

E. State or federal flags;

F. Religious symbols;

G. The flag of a commercial institution, provided no more than one flag is permitted per business premises, and further provided the flag does not exceed 20 square feet in surface area; and

H. Signs or banners installed in the right-of-way by the City for purposes of providing information, directions, or decoration. [Ord. 11-0329 § 3 (Exh. 1).]

18.42.040 Prohibited signs.

Except as indicated by this chapter, the following signs or displays are prohibited:

A. Portable signs including, but not limited to, mobile readerboard signs, but excluding A-frame and sandwich board signs and other signs permitted under KMC 18.42.080 and 18.42.140;

B. Private signs on utility poles;

C. Signs which, by reason of their size, location, movement, content, coloring or manner of illumination, may be confused with traffic control signs or signals;

D. Signs located in the public right-of-way, except where permitted in this chapter or otherwise by law;

E. Posters, pennants, banners, strings of lights, blinking lights, balloons, searchlights and other displays of a carnival nature; except as architectural features, or on a limited basis as seasonal decorations or as provided for in KMC 18.42.140 as grand opening displays; and

F. Changing message center signs, where the message changes more frequently than every three minutes. [Ord. 11-0329 § 3 (Exh. 1).]

18.42.050 Sign area calculation.

A. Sign area for nonmonument freestanding signs shall be calculated by determining the total surface area of the sign as viewed from any single vantage point, excluding support structures.

B. Sign area for letters or symbols painted or mounted directly on walls or monument signs or on the sloping portion of a roof shall be calculated by measuring the smallest single rectangle which will enclose the combined letters and symbols.

C. Sign area for signs contained entirely within a cabinet and mounted on a wall, roof or monument shall be calculated by measuring the entire area of the cabinet. [Ord. 11-0329 § 3 (Exh. 1).]

18.42.060 General sign requirements.

A. All signs, except billboards, community bulletin boards, community identification signs, political signs, temporary real estate “A-frame” signs and special event signs, shall be on-premises signs; provided, that uses located on lots without public street frontage in business and office zones may have one off-premises directional sign of no more than 16 square feet.

B. Fuel price signs shall not be included in sign area or number limitations of KMC 18.42.100 through 18.42.135, provided such signs do not exceed 20 square feet per street frontage.

C. Projecting and awning signs shall not be permitted for uses in the residential zones. Signs mounted on the sloping portion of roofs shall not be permitted in the residential, downtown residential, and downtown commercial zones. Allowances for projecting and awning signs in the downtown commercial zone are found in KMC 18.42.100. In other zones, projecting and awning signs and signs mounted on the sloping portion of roofs may be used in lieu of wall signs, provided:

1. They maintain a minimum clearance of eight feet above finished grade;

2. They do not project more than six feet perpendicular from the supporting building facade;

3. They meet the standards of subsection J of this section if mounted on the roof of a building; and

4. They shall not exceed the number or size permitted for wall signs in a zone.

D. Changing message center signs, and time and temperature signs, which can be a wall or freestanding sign, shall not exceed the size permitted for a wall or freestanding sign, and shall be permitted only in the NB, CB, UC, WC, and RB zones. Changing message center signs and time and temperature signs shall not exceed the maximum sign height permitted in the zone.

E. Directional signs shall not be included in the sign area or number limitation of KMC 18.42.080; provided, they shall not exceed six square feet in surface area and are limited to one for each entrance or exit to surface parking areas or parking structure.

F. Sign Illumination and Glare.

1. All signs in the NB, CB, UC, WC, RB or DC zone districts may be illuminated. Signs in all other zones may be indirectly illuminated, provided the light source for indirectly illuminated signs shall be no farther away from the sign than the height of the sign;

2. Indirectly illuminated signs shall be arranged so that no direct rays of light are projected from such artificial source into residences or any street right-of-way;

3. Electrical requirements for signs shall be governed by Chapter 19.28 RCW and WAC 296-46-910; and

4. Signs with an on/off operation shall be permitted only in the CB, UC, WC, and RB zones.

G. Maximum height for wall signs shall not extend above the highest exterior wall or structure upon which the sign is located, except in the DC zone which is governed by KMC 18.42.100.

H. Maximum height for projecting signs shall not extend above the highest exterior wall upon which the projecting sign is located.

I. Maximum height for awning signs shall not extend above the height of the awning upon which the awning sign is located.

J. Any sign attached to the sloping surface of a roof shall be installed or erected in such a manner that there are no visible support structures, shall appear to be part of the building itself, and shall not extend above the roof ridge line of the portion of the roof upon which the sign is attached.

K. Except as otherwise permitted by this chapter, off-premises directional signs shall not exceed four square feet in sign area.

L. Mixed use developments or multiple-family dwellings in the NB, CB, DC UC, WC, or RB zones are permitted one permanent residential identification sign not exceeding 32 square feet in addition to the maximum sign area requirements in the zone where the development is located. [Ord. 14-0391 § 2 (Exh. 1); Ord. 11-0329 § 3 (Exh. 1).]

18.42.070 Community bulletin board signs.

One community bulletin board sign is permitted at public schools, in addition to other permitted public school signage. Community bulletin board signs are subject to the following provisions:

A. Community bulletin board signs shall not exceed 32 square feet per side;

B. Community bulletin board signs may be internally illuminated;

C. Community bulletin board signs may be electrically controlled and may contain messages that change at intervals of five seconds or greater. All such signs shall be turned off between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.;

D. Community bulletin board sign messages are limited to those notifying the public of community events and public services. No commercial advertising shall be permitted on community bulletin board signs. Lettering shall be only one color;

E. Community bulletin board signs shall not be located in the right-of-way and shall not impede pedestrian or vehicular traffic;

F. Wall signs and freestanding signs are permitted; and

G. The maximum height for freestanding signs shall not exceed 15 feet. [Ord. 11-0329 § 3 (Exh. 1).]

18.42.080 A-frame/sandwich board signs.

A-frame/sandwich board signs shall be permitted throughout the City; provided, that:

A. Sign does not exceed six square feet per face;

B. Sign is only displayed during business hours;

C. Sign must be displayed on the property containing the business;

D. Sign must not be located in the right-of-way or impede pedestrian or vehicular traffic;

E. Only one sign for each street frontage shall be permitted, up to a maximum of two signs; and

F. No banners, streamers, balloons or pennants may be attached to any sign. [Ord. 11-0329 § 3 (Exh. 1).]

18.42.090 Residential zone signs.

Signs in the downtown residential and R zones are limited as follows:

A. Nonresidential Use.

1. One sign identifying nonresidential uses, not exceeding 25 square feet and not exceeding six feet in height, is permitted;

2. Schools are permitted one sign per school or school facility entrance, which may be located in the setback. Two additional wall signs attached directly to the school or school facility are permitted;

3. Home occupation and home industry signs are limited to wall signs not exceeding six square feet.

B. Residential Use.

1. One residential identification sign not exceeding two square feet is permitted; and

2. One permanent residential development identification sign not exceeding 32 square feet is permitted per development. The maximum height for the sign shall be six feet. The sign may be freestanding or mounted on a wall, fence, or other structure. [Ord. 11-0329 § 3 (Exh. 1).]

18.42.100 Downtown commercial zone signs.

Signs in the downtown commercial zones shall be limited as follows:

A. Wall signs are permitted, provided they do not total an area more than 10 percent of the building facade on which they are located and provided they are limited to building facades with street frontage or to building facades with a business entrance if the business has an exterior facade which does not face a street. A maximum of two wall signs may be permitted per allowed facade, except that multitenant buildings may have one wall sign per business. The wall sign shall be placed on the facade not more than 25 feet above grade, measured to the top of the sign, except that properties fronting SR-522 may have one wall sign above 25 feet above grade if the sign is limited to the name and/or logo of the business(es) or development.

B. Freestanding Signs.

1. Number and Size.

a. One freestanding sign not exceeding 50 square feet is permitted for each street frontage of the lot, provided corner lots with a street frontage of less than 100 feet on each street shall be permitted only one freestanding sign. Properties fronting SR-522 may have one freestanding sign for the frontage along SR-522 that shall not exceed 75 square feet.

b. Properties providing freestanding signs no greater than five feet in height are allowed a maximum sign size of 60 square feet, unless located on SR-522 where such signs shall not exceed 85 square feet;

2. On lots where more than one freestanding sign is permitted, the sign area permitted for individual freestanding signs may be combined, provided the combined sign does not exceed 80 square feet, except that properties fronting SR-522 may combine signage to a maximum of 100 square feet; and

3. The maximum height for freestanding signs shall be 15 feet, unless the sign is placed along the frontage of SR-522 when it may be a maximum of 25 feet in height.

C. Awning Signs. An awning sign(s) may be used in place of a wall sign or freestanding sign. A maximum of 50 square feet of copy may appear on the vertical face area; the drop edge of the awning shall not exceed 12 inches in height. The maximum height of an awning shall be 10 feet. Awnings may extend over the right-of-way and have clearances according to the terms of the adopted International Building Code. The awning sign shall be unlit or externally illuminated. Directed lighting under an awning for purposes of lighting a business entrance is allowed. Backlighting of awnings for sign purposes shall not be permitted.

D. Projecting Signs. A projecting sign(s) may be used in place of a wall sign or freestanding sign. Such projecting signs shall not exceed 12 square feet in size if unlit or externally lit, or six square feet if internally lit. Such signs shall be located on building facades with street frontage or to building facades with a business entrance if the business has an exterior facade which does not face a street. A projecting sign may extend over the public right-of-way by no more than four feet from the wall it is mounted on. When projecting over a public right-of-way, a minimum of eight feet clearance above the surface of the sidewalk is required. [Ord. 11-0329 § 3 (Exh. 1).]

18.42.110 Neighborhood business zone signs.

Signs in the NB zones shall be limited as follows:

A. Wall signs are permitted, provided they do not total an area more than 10 percent of the building facade on which they are located;

B. Freestanding Signs.

1. One freestanding sign not exceeding 50 square feet is permitted for each street frontage of the lot, provided corner lots with a street frontage of less than 100 feet on each street shall be permitted only one freestanding sign;

2. Multiple-tenant developments that have more than 300 feet of street frontage on one street may have one additional freestanding sign for each 300 feet of street frontage, or portion thereof. Such signs shall be separated from one another by a minimum of 150 feet, if located on the same street frontage;

3. On lots where more than one freestanding sign is permitted, the sign area permitted for individual freestanding signs may be combined; provided the combined sign does not exceed 150 square feet; and

4. The maximum height for freestanding signs shall be 15 feet. [Ord. 11-0329 § 3 (Exh. 1).]

18.42.120 Community business zone signs.

Signs in the CB zones shall be limited as follows:

A. Wall signs are permitted, provided they do not total an area more than 15 percent of the building facade on which they are located;

B. Freestanding Signs.

1. One freestanding sign not exceeding 85 square feet, plus an additional 20 square feet for each additional business in a multiple-tenant structure but not to exceed 145 square feet total, is permitted for each street frontage of the lot, provided corner lots with a street frontage of less than 100 feet on each street shall be permitted only one freestanding sign;

2. Multiple-tenant developments that have more than 300 feet of street frontage on one street may have one additional freestanding sign for each 300 feet of street frontage, or portion thereof. Such signs shall be separated from one another by a minimum of 150 feet, if located on the same street frontage;

3. On lots where more than one freestanding sign is permitted, the sign area permitted for individual freestanding signs may be combined, provided the combined sign area does not exceed 250 square feet; and

4. The maximum height for freestanding signs shall be 20 feet. [Ord. 11-0329 § 3 (Exh. 1).]

18.42.130 Urban corridor, waterfront commercial, and regional business zone signs.

Signs in the UC, WC and RB zones shall be limited as follows:

A. Wall signs are permitted, provided they do not total an area more than 15 percent of the building facade on which they are located;

B. Freestanding Signs.

1. One freestanding sign not exceeding 170 square feet is permitted for each street frontage of the lot, provided corner lots with a street frontage of less than 100 feet on each street shall be permitted only one freestanding sign;

2. Multiple-tenant developments that have more than 300 feet of street frontage on one street may have one additional freestanding sign for each 300 feet of street frontage, or portion thereof. Such signs shall be separated from one another by a minimum of 150 feet, if located on the same street frontage not exceeding 150 square feet;

3. On lots where more than one freestanding sign is permitted, the sign area permitted for individual freestanding signs may be combined; provided the combined sign area does not exceed 300 square feet; and

4. The maximum height for a freestanding sign shall be 25 feet. [Ord. 14-0391 § 2 (Exh. 1); Ord. 11-0329 § 3 (Exh. 1).]

18.42.135 Signs in the public/semi-public, parks and golf course zones.

Signs in the public/semi-public, parks or golf course zone shall meet the standards of the nearest adjoining zone to which the sign faces. [Ord. 11-0329 § 3 (Exh. 1).]

18.42.140 Signs or displays of limited duration.

The following temporary signs or displays are permitted and except as required by the International Building Code, or as otherwise required by this chapter, do not require building permits:

A. Grand Opening Displays.

1. Signs, posters, pennants, banners, strings of lights, blinking lights, balloons and searchlights are permitted for a period of up to one month to announce the opening of a new enterprise, the opening of an enterprise under new management, or the re-opening of an enterprise following a substantial building remodel; and

2. All grand opening displays shall be removed upon the expiration of 30 consecutive days;

B. Construction Signs.

1. Construction signs identifying architects, engineers, planners, contractors or other individuals or firms involved with the construction of a building and announcing the character of the building or the purpose for which the building is intended may be displayed;

2. One nonilluminated, double-faced sign is permitted for each public street upon which the project fronts;

3. No sign shall exceed 32 square feet in surface area or 10 feet in height, or be located closer than 30 feet from the property line of the adjoining property; and

4. Construction signs must be removed by the date of first occupancy of the premises or one year after placement of the sign, whichever occurs first;

C. Political Signs.

1. Signs, posters or bills promoting or publicizing candidates for public office or issues that are to be voted upon in a general or special election may be displayed on private property with the consent of the property owner. Any such sign, poster or bill shall be removed within 10 days following the election; and

2. No sign, poster, bill or other advertising device shall be located on public property or within public easements or street right-of-way;

D. Real Estate Signs. All temporary real estate signs may be single- or double-faced signs:

1. Signs advertising an individual residential unit for sale or rent shall be limited to one sign per street frontage. The sign may not exceed eight square feet in area, and shall not exceed six feet in height. The sign shall be removed within five days after closing of the sale, lease or rental of the property.

2. Real estate open house A-frame/sandwich board residential directional signs announcing directions to an open house at a specified residence which is offered for sale or rent shall not exceed six square feet in area for each sign, and shall not exceed 42 inches in height. Such signs shall be permitted only when the agent or seller is in attendance at the property for sale or rent and may be located on the right-of-way outside of vehicular and bicycle lanes.

3. On-site commercial or industrial property for sale or rent signs shall be limited to one sign per street frontage, and shall not exceed 32 square feet in area. The sign shall not exceed 12 feet in height. The sign shall be removed within 30 days after closing of the sale, lease or rental of the property.

4. On-site residential development for sale or rent signs shall be limited to one sign per development. The sign shall not exceed 32 square feet in area, and shall not exceed 12 feet in height. The sign shall be removed within 30 days after closing of the sale or rental of the last lot or dwelling unit in the development or within three years of installation, whichever occurs first.

5. Off-site directional signs for residential developments shall be limited to six signs. Each sign shall not exceed 16 square feet in area, and shall include only the name of and directions to the residential development. The sign(s) shall be placed a maximum of two street miles from the nearest residential development entrance. No two signs for one residential development shall be located closer than 500 feet from one another on the same street. The sign(s) shall be removed within 30 days after closing of the sale or rental of the last lot or dwelling unit in the development or within three years of installation, whichever occurs first.

6. Residential on-premises informational signs shall be limited to one sign per feature, including but not limited to signs for information centers, model homes, parking areas or announcing features such as parks, playgrounds, or trails. Each sign shall not exceed 16 square feet in area, and shall not exceed six feet in height;

E. Community Event Signs.

1. Community event signs shall be limited to announcing or promoting a nonprofit sponsored community fair, festival or event;

2. Community event signs may be displayed no more than the time period specified in the temporary use permit issued pursuant to Chapter 18.100 KMC; and

3. Community event signs shall be removed by the event sponsor within two weeks following the end of the community fair, festival or event. [Ord. 11-0329 § 3 (Exh. 1).]

18.42.150 Billboards – Location and height standards.

A. All billboard alterations or relocations shall comply with the following location and design standards:

1. Billboards shall only be located on sites zoned CB, UC, WC, or RB;

2. No more than five billboard faces shall be oriented toward and visible from the same direction of travel within one mile of the proposed relocation site as measured along the adjacent roadway;

3. Billboards shall be located at least 100 feet from any other billboard, provided side-by-side, v-type and back-to-back billboard faces shall be considered one billboard for purposes of this subsection only;

4. The zoning on the opposite side of the street from a proposed relocation site must also permit billboards;

5. Type II billboards shall be at least 100 feet from any residential zone. Type I billboards shall be at least 330 feet from any residential zone;

6. No billboard shall extend beyond the property line of the billboard site;

7. No billboard shall be located more than 100 feet from any adjacent arterial;

8. Billboards shall observe the same street setback as all buildings within 50 feet of the proposed billboard location;

9. Type I billboard faces shall only be located adjacent to arterials developed with at least two primary travel lanes in each direction. In all other locations, billboards shall be limited to Type II billboard faces; and

10. No single billboard structure shall support a total of more than two Type I billboard faces or the equivalent, and no single billboard structure shall orient more than one Type I billboard face or the equivalent in any single direction.

B. Height. Billboards located in the CB, UC, WC, or RB zone shall not exceed 15 feet above the average height of all buildings within 330 feet of the billboard or 35 feet, whichever is less. [Ord. 14-0391 § 2 (Exh. 1); Ord. 11-0329 § 3 (Exh. 1).]

18.42.160 Billboards – General requirements.

A. The total number of billboard faces within the City shall not exceed the total number of billboard faces existing on June 20, 1988, except as provided in KMC 18.42.180(E). In addition, the total number of existing billboard faces within each zone permitting billboards shall not be exceeded except as provided in KMC 18.42.170.

B. As soon as practical after incorporation, the City shall compile an inventory of existing billboards within the City. Until the inventory is completed, no billboard shall be erected, modified, or relocated, nor shall the City issue any permits. Following completion of the inventory, the City shall grant a billboard permit for each existing billboard reflecting the location, size, height, zoning, and the degree of conformity with the requirements of this chapter. Only inventoried billboards may be subsequently issued billboard alteration or relocation permits. Billboard owners can accelerate the inventory process by providing the necessary inventory information for their billboards. If owners have provided necessary inventory information for all billboards in their ownership, the City shall release billboard permits for that ownership, regardless of the degree of completion of the remainder of the inventory. [Ord. 11-0329 § 3 (Exh. 1).]

18.42.170 Billboards – Special restrictions in the CB zone.

A. In the event that a billboard owner elects to relocate CB-zoned billboards outside of the CB zone, the CB zone designation shall be removed and that permit may not later be used to relocate a billboard in the CB zone.

B. Billboards may be relocated only within the zone district identified on the valid billboard permit, except the number of billboards permitted within a non-CB zone district may increase only as a result of billboard relocation from within the CB zone district. [Ord. 11-0329 § 3 (Exh. 1).]

18.42.180 Billboards – Alteration or relocation limitations.

A. Except as provided in subsection D of this section, billboards shall not be altered with regard to size, shape, orientation, height, or location without the prior issuance of a billboard alteration or relocation permit. All such permits shall require full compliance with the provisions of KMC 18.42.150 through 18.42.200.

B. There shall be no time limit on the eligibility to alter or relocate inventoried billboards; however, individual alteration and relocation permits shall expire if the approved modifications are not completed within one year of permit issuance. Any project not completed within this period shall be placed in a holding category until a new permit is issued by the City, and no further work on the subject billboard shall occur until a permit is issued.

C. Relocation of inventoried billboards shall also require the issuance of a demolition permit for the removal of the existing billboard. Billboard demolitions shall be completed within 90 days of permit issuance and prior to installation of the relocated billboard.

D. Ordinary and necessary repairs which do not change the size, shape, orientation, height, or location of an inventoried billboard shall not require alteration permits. Billboard copy replacement may occur at any time and is exempt from the requirement for alteration permits, provided:

1. New Type II billboard faces do not exceed the size of previously inventoried faces; or

2. New Type I billboard faces may only exceed the size of the previously inventoried face with temporary cut-out extensions if the billboard is otherwise conforming, and if the extensions do not exceed a total of 125 square feet. Any extension shall be removed with the next change of billboard copy.

E. Single Type I billboard faces may be replaced with two side-by-side Type II billboard faces, and likewise two side-by-side Type II billboard faces may be replaced with a single Type I billboard face, provided each resulting billboard face complies with the location and height standards of KMC 18.42.150.

F. Any location or orientation alteration of billboards conforming to the provisions of KMC 18.42.150 through 18.42.200 shall be accompanied by the alteration or relocation of an equal number of billboards under the control of the same applicant which do not fully conform to these provisions, if any nonconforming billboards exist. Whenever more than one nonconforming billboard exists under a single ownership, they shall be made conforming in the following order:

1. Billboards deemed nonconforming pursuant to KMC 18.42.190;

2. Billboards located in zones which do not allow billboards;

3. Billboards located in billboard free areas;

4. Billboards located in the CB zone district; and

5. Any other nonconforming billboard. [Ord. 11-0329 § 3 (Exh. 1).]

18.42.190 Billboards – View and vegetative screening protections.

A. Notwithstanding any other provision of KMC 18.42.150 through 18.42.200 or other applicable laws or regulations, no billboard shall be located or oriented in a manner that is within the direct line-of-sight of views of Mt. Rainier, Mt. Baker, the Olympic Mountains, or any lake or river from adjacent public roadways. All applications for billboard alteration or relocation shall be certified by the applicant as meeting this provision. Any billboard subsequently found to violate this provision shall be deemed nonconforming and shall be required to become the next nonconforming billboard relocated pursuant to KMC 18.42.180(F).

B. Notwithstanding any other provision of KMC 18.42.150 through 18.42.200 or other applicable law or regulation, no billboard owner or his agent shall remove, cut, or otherwise alter any vegetative screening on public property or private landscaping required by code as a condition of permit approval in order to improve the visibility of a nearby billboard. Should such an alteration occur, any billboard so benefited shall be deemed nonconforming and shall be required to become the next nonconforming billboard relocated pursuant to KMC 18.42.180(F). [Ord. 11-0329 § 3 (Exh. 1).]

18.42.200 Billboard free areas.

A. Notwithstanding any other provision of KMC 18.42.150 through 18.42.200, no billboard shall be relocated in any of the following areas:

1. Sites listed in either the Washington State or National Register of Historic Places or on sites designated as City landmarks or community landmarks;

2. Open space and scenic resource sites identified in a City open space plan;

3. Between any sites identified in subsection (A)(1) or (A)(2) of this section and the nearest adjacent public roadways;

4. Within 660 feet of any State or City park;

5. The south and east side of State Highway 522 from Northeast 149th Street to 68th Avenue Northeast;

6. Northeast 175th Street from 61st Avenue Northeast to 68th Avenue Northeast.

B. After City incorporation, any billboard located in a designated billboard free area shall be deemed nonconforming and shall be relocated pursuant to KMC 18.42.180(F). [Ord. 11-0329 § 3 (Exh. 1).]