ENGROSSED SENATE BILL NO. 5809


                                                           AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE


                                                   Passed Legislature - 1989 Reg. - Governor Vetoed



State of Washington                               51st Legislature                              1989 Regular Session


By Senator Amondson



Read first time 2/9/89 and referred to Committee on  Transportation.



AN ACT Relating to shopping center directional signs; and amending RCW 47.36.270.




        Sec. 1.  Section 1, chapter 469, Laws of 1987 and RCW 47.36.270 are each amended to read as follows:

          Regional shopping center directional signs shall be erected and maintained on state highway right of way if they meet each of the following criteria:

          (1) There shall be at least ((five)) four hundred thousand square feet of retail floor space available for lease at the regional shopping center;

          (2) The regional shopping center shall contain at least three major department stores that are owned by a national or regional retail chain organization;

          (3) The shopping center shall be located within ((one mile)) five miles of the roadway;

          (4) The center shall generate at least ((nine)) seven thousand daily one-way vehicle trips to the center;

          (5) There is sufficient space available for installation of the directional sign as specified in the Manual On Uniform Traffic Control Devices;

          (6) No more than a total of two directional signs may be erected on each interstate or state route located within five miles of the shopping center;

          (7) Supplemental follow-through directional signing is required at key decision points to direct motorists to the shopping center if it is not clearly visible from the point of exit from the main traveled way.

          The department shall collect from the regional shopping center a reasonable fee based upon the cost of erection and maintenance of the directional sign.

                                                                                                                           Passed the Senate April 11, 1989.


                                                                                                                                       President of the Senate.


                                                                                                                             Passed the House April 6, 1989.


                                                                                                                                         Speaker of the House.