18.44.090   FREESTANDING AND MONUMENT SIGNS IN NON-RESIDENTIAL ZONES.
   In addition to Section 18.44.080, the following standards shall apply to the development of freestanding and monument-type signs permitted in commercial, industrial, and mixed use zones within the City.  (Ord. 5944  22; September 28, 2004.)
   .010   Maximum Number of Freestanding or Monument Signs Permitted.
      .0101   On any lot having a street or highway frontage of less than six hundred (600) feet, not more than one (1) freestanding or monument sign, designating the principal uses of the premises, shall be permitted; and
      .0102   On any lot having a street or highway frontage of six hundred (600) feet or more, an additional freestanding or monument sign shall be permitted for each additional three hundred (300) linear feet of street or highway frontage in excess of the first three hundred (300) linear feet of frontage; provided, however, when more than one (1) sign is permitted, no freestanding or monument sign shall be located closer than three hundred (300) feet from any other sign or any legal, nonconforming roof sign located on the same parcel of real property.
   .020   Maximum Size of Monument and Freestanding Signs.  The maximum area, height and width requirements for monument and freestanding signs are contained in Table 44-A (Maximum Size of Monument and Freestanding Signs – General) and Table 44-B (Maximum Size of Monument and Freestanding Signs – Large Commercial Centers).
      .0201   Table 44-A (Maximum Size of Monument and Freestanding Signs – General) applies to all projects, except commercial retail centers of five (5) or more acres in size.
      .0202   Table 44-B (Maximum Size of Monument and Freestanding Signs – Large Commercial Retail Centers) applies to commercial retail centers of five (5) or more acres in size.
      .0203   The following measures apply to Tables 44-A and 44-B:
         .01   The maximum area shown is for each face of a sign.
         .02   The maximum height shown includes the height of the base.
         .03   The maximum width shown includes any frame or support structure.
 
Table 44-A
Maximum Size of Monument and Freestanding Signs – General
Property
Frontage
(feet)
Monument Signs
Freestanding Signs
Area
(square feet)
Height
(feet)
Width
(feet)
Area
(square feet)
Height
(feet)
Width
(feet)
Less than 100
25
6
10
20
6
8
100-299
55 or 0.33 per lineal feet of frontage, whichever is less
8
10
50 or 0.33 per lineal feet of frontage, whichever is less
8
8
300 or more
65 or 0.33 per lineal feet of frontage, whichever is less
8
10
60 or 0.33 per lineal feet of frontage, whichever is less
8
8
 
 
Table 44-B
Maximum Size of Monument and Freestanding Signs – Large Commercial Retail Centers
Property Frontage (feet)
Area (square feet)
Height (feet)
Width (feet)
Up to 299
150 or 0.5 per lineal feet of frontage, whichever is less*
20
15
300 or more
250 or 0.5 per lineal feet of frontage, whichever is less*
25
20
*Excluding the base for monument signs
 
   .030   Multiple Frontages.  On parcels having frontage on more than one street, a sign or signs are allowed on each frontage in accordance with the provisions of this section, subject to the following provisions:
      .0301   Only the linear feet of frontage on the street that the sign faces may be considered in establishing the maximum permitted size of each allowed sign; or
      .0302   The owner of any lot or parcel of real property having frontage on more than one (1) street or highway may elect to combine the total street frontage of the property in establishing the maximum permitted size of any freestanding or monument sign; however, for all street or highway frontages that are combined to qualify for the greater sign area, only one (1) sign shall be permitted on the lot, regardless of the number of frontages.
   .040   Combining of Separate Adjoining Properties for Greater Sign Area.  Two (2) or more owners of separate, contiguous parcels of real property may elect to combine the street or highway frontage of their respective contiguous properties.  If such properties are so combined, only one (1) freestanding sign may be constructed or erected in accordance with the provisions of this chapter, and an agreement, as approved by the City, shall be recorded with the Orange County Recorder, agreeing to hold the properties together for the purpose of signage.
   .050   Minimum Distance Between Freestanding Signs.  When more than one (1) freestanding sign is permitted on any parcel, no such sign shall be located closer than three hundred (300) feet from any other freestanding or monument sign, or any legal, nonconforming roof sign on the same parcel of real property.  (Ord. 5920 § 1 (part); June 8, 2004.)