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File #: 19-0450    Version: 0 Name: Zoning - Signs - Conversion of Existing Non-Digital Billboards
Type: Ordinance Status: In Committee
File created: 9/23/2019 In control: Land Use Committee
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment #:
Title: Zoning - Signs - Conversion of Existing Non-Digital Billboards For the purpose of amending the provisions concerning the conversion of non-digital billboards.
Sponsors: Edward Reisinger
Indexes: Billboards, Conversion, Signs, Zoning
Attachments: 1. 19-0450~1st Reader, 2. 19-0450, 3. DOT 19-0450

Introductory*

City of Baltimore
Council Bill

Introduced by: Councilmember Reisinger

A Bill Entitled

An Ordinance concerning
title
Zoning - Signs - Conversion of Existing Non-Digital Billboards
For the purpose of amending the provisions concerning the conversion of non-digital billboards.
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By repealing and reordaining, with amendments
Article 32 - Zoning
Section(s) 17-406(d) and (e)
Baltimore City Code
(Edition 2000)

Section 1. Be it ordained by the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, That the Laws of Baltimore City read as follows:

Baltimore City Code

Article 32. Zoning

Title 17. Signs

ยง 17-406. Billboards.

(d) Conversion of existing non-digital billboards.

[(1) In general.]

An existing non-digital billboard may be converted to a digital billboard only if:

[(i) it is accompanied by documentation that at least 3 existing billboard faces in
the City have been removed for each new digital billboard face to be placed or erected;]

(1) [(ii)] each message or image displayed on the digital billboard must be static
or follow standards for electronic signs;

(2) [(iii)] digital animation, streaming video, or images that move or give the
appearance of movement are prohibited;

(3) [(iv)] the digital billboard has ambient light monitors that automatically adjust the brightness level of the billboard based on ambient light conditions;

(4) [(v)] the billboard does not have audio speakers or any audio component;

[(vi) the new digital billboard is not relocated by more than 15 feet in
any direction from its original location;]

[(vii) each billboard being removed is a minimum of 100 square feet;] and

(5) [(viii)] the applicant submits proof o...

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