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§ 11-601. Definitions.

In this Chapter, the following definitions apply:

(1) Awning. A structure made of cloth, plastic, metal or similar materials with a metal frame not of permanent construction attached to a building and not supported by the ground or sidewalk, which projects more than 18 inches over a sidewalk or other thoroughfare, but not including signs.

(2) Balcony. A platform, enclosed by a parapet or railing, projecting from the wall of a building.

(3) Bay Window. A window above the first story extending beyond the wall of the building.

(4) Bicycle Rack. A fixed rack installed on the sidewalk for parking bicycles.

(5) Bulk Window. A window on the first story extending beyond the wall of the building.

(6) Canopy. A structure made of cloth, plastic, metal or other similar materials with a metal frame not of permanent construction, extending from a building and supported by the ground or sidewalk, projecting more than 18 inches over a sidewalk or other thoroughfare, but not including signs.

(7) Electric Vehicle. Any motor vehicle that receives motive power from a battery or other storage device that receives electricity from an external source such as a charger, and includes a Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle.

(8) Electric Vehicle Charger. A device which permits the transfer of electric energy (by conductive or inductive means) to a battery or other storage device in an electric vehicle.

(9) Marquee. An overhanging, substantially horizontal structure of permanent construction attached to a building, whether or not supported by the ground or sidewalk, projecting more than 18 inches over a sidewalk or other thoroughfare, but not including balconies.

(10) Pedestrian Enhancement. Any of the following:

(a) Pedestrian Plaza. An area in the cartway of a street, or in the cartway at the intersection of two or more streets, or an island within the cartway, which is closed to vehicular traffic, and made available for recreational use by pedestrians pursuant to this Chapter. The term excludes any area in or surrounded by a traffic circle.

(b) Parklet. A removable platform made available for recreational use by pedestrians that occupies a portion of a parking lane that is closed to motor vehicle parking.

(c) Bike Corral. A portion of a curbside parking lane that is closed to motor vehicle parking, and equipped with fixed racks so as to permit the parking and securing of bicycles.

(10.1) Protected Walkway. A portion of a sidewalk, roadway or street open to pedestrian traffic that is bordered by barriers adequate to protect the safety of pedestrians.

(11) Sign. A structure or device, whether or not attached to a building, which is primarily intended to advertise or communicate, including ground signs, illuminated signs, projecting signs, swinging signs, temporary signs and wall signs, but excluding:

(a) advertising matter displayed on vehicles, pedestrians or newsstands;

(b) information required by law or ordinance to be placed on structures;

(c) notice to the public that a property is for sale or rent.

(11.1) Portable Signs. Any sign that is movable and not permanently attached to a structure or the ground. Portable signs include standing or upright, A-frame, feather flag, banner, pennant, inflatable, wind-activated, and other movable signs.

(12) Vault. An underground room or space.

(13) Wheelchair Elevators. An elevator or other mechanical device designed to facilitate the transfer of a person confined to a wheelchair or otherwise physically handicapped from street or sidewalk level to the entrance of a building.

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