A vital sign plan is required in downtown zone districts for all projecting or banner signs, or if a marquee or canopy sign is desired for uses without direct street access. The downtown zone districts include the following:
- Denver Zoning Code: D-C, D-TD, D-LD, D-AS
- Former Chapter 59: B-5, B-5-T, B-7, and B-8-A
A vital sign plan is not required for projecting signs in the Golden Triangle (B-8-G; D-GT).
Vital sign plans are used in downtown zone districts to encourage urban, innovative signs and street graphics that help foster a unique downtown shopping and commercial area and facilitate simple, pleasant communication between people and their environment.