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Business and identification signs shall meet the intent and function of the Specific Plan, and shall comply with the following:
.010 Permitted Signs. The following sign types are allowed in this zone, subject to the requirements of this chapter.
.0101 Freestanding Monument Signs. Such signs shall be limited to the name of the development and/or a maximum of three (3) business tenant names or logos only, and shall incorporate at the base a landscape border containing live landscape materials, which shall be planted, irrigated and permanently maintained in compliance with the Specific Plan.
.0102 On-Site Directional Guidance and On- Site Directory Signs. Such signs shall be utilized for multi-tenant projects only and shall: (i) not be visible from public rights-of-way unless approved by a conditional use permit; (ii) be located outside required setback areas; (iii) have maximum dimensions of two (2) feet in height, two (2) feet in depth, and two (2) feet in width; and (iv) be designed to direct pedestrians and/or vehicular traffic while said traffic is on the parcel on which said signage is located. Said signs shall be designed as a coordinated architectural component for said project.
.0103 Wall Signs. Such signs, other than projecting signs, shall not encroach into any public right-of-way.
.01 Said signs shall have only one (1) display surface; and
.02 Said signs shall be placed parallel to the exterior wall of the building upon which they are displayed.
.0104 Canopy Signs. Such signs shall be permitted on awning valances; provided awnings shall not be permitted to project over or into a public right-of-way, and the awnings must be made an integral part of the building design. Canopy signs on awning valances are considered wall signs in subsection 18.118.145.040 (Permitted Sign Standards Matrix – General Sign Types).
.020 Conditionally Permitted Signs. The following signs shall be permitted, subject to the approval of a conditional use permit pursuant to, and in accordance with the applicable provisions of Chapters 18.60 (Procedures) and 18.66 (Conditional Use Permits). With the exception of theme signage set forth in paragraph 18.118.145.020.0206, wherein the development standards will be determined by the conditional use permit, this section is not intended to conditionally allow signs prohibited by this chapter, or to change the standards contained herein, but is intended to provide a mechanism to address the following special circumstances:
.0201 On-site directional guidance and on-site directory signs visible from public rights-of-way.
.0202 Signs neither otherwise expressly permitted nor otherwise expressly prohibited in this zone.
.0203 Signs for any use, building or structure requiring a conditional use permit, wherein the proposed overall signage program for said use, building or structure is not otherwise in conformance with the requirements of this zone.
.0204 One (1) changeable copy sign along Katella Avenue, the size, location, height and design of which shall be as approved by conditional use permit. The sign may be provided for one (1) of the following three (3) choices: (a) a theme restaurant, (b) a theater or entertainment facility, or (c) any site containing four (4) or more contiguous acres.
.0205 Projecting signs as specified in subsection 18.118.140.047 (Projecting Sign).
.0206 Theme Signage. Theme signage shall be permitted in District A of the Hotel Circle Specific Plan Area, subject to approval of a conditional use permit.
.01 Theme signage size, location, height and design shall be determined by the conditional use permit.
.02 One changeable message component may be permitted as part of the theme signage, subject to the requirements in paragraph 18.118.145.020.0204 of this Code. (Ord. 5614 § 8; October 21, 1997.)
.030 Prohibited Signs. The following types of signs shall be prohibited in this zone:
.0301 A-frame or “sandwich board” signs.
.0302 Animated signs.
.0303 Attachments or riders to signs.
.0304 Beacon lights or beacon signs.
.0305 Billboards, as defined in subsection 18.118.140.0106.
.0306 Business information signs.
.0307 Can-type signs which incorporate translucent copy and translucent background; provided, however, that can-type signs with opaque background, allowing only the copy to be illuminated, shall be permitted.
.0309 Dual-lit signs.
.0311 Emitting signs.
.0312 Exposed neon signs.
.0313 Flashing or traveling light signs.
.0314 Magnetic signs.
.0315 Off-premises signs.
.0317 Painted signs on exterior walls.
.0319 Permanent “come-on” signs (e.g. “Sale Today,” “Stop,” “Look,” etc.).
.0320 Pole signs.
.0321 Portable signs.
.0322 Product advertising signs (e.g., soft drinks, cigarettes, etc.).
.0323 Roof signs.
.0324 Rotating or revolving signs.
.0325 Signs projecting over or into the public right-of-way, except as otherwise expressly permitted herein.
.0326 Statues utilized for advertising purposes.
.0327 Temporary signs, except as otherwise expressly permitted herein.
.0328 Replicas of official traffic control signs or signs so similar as to be confusing or hazardous to traffic.
.0329 Vehicle entrance or exit signs which incorporate business name(s) or other advertising.
.0330 “Vehicle Signs” (signs mounted or displayed on a vehicle for advertising purposes) or the parking of advertising vehicles on public or private property.
.0331 Wall signs located below the third floor level of a building, and which signs are adjacent to and visible from residential zoned properties.
.0332 Window signs, including signs painted on display windows with day-glo or temporary paint, other than permitted window identification signs, as defined in subsection 22.214.171.124 (Window Identification Sign)).
.040 Permitted Sign Standards Matrix – General Sign Types. In addition to all other requirements contained in this chapter, permitted signs shall comply with the provisions of that certain matrix entitled, “TABLE 18.118.145.040: PERMITTED SIGN STANDARDS MATRIX (GENERAL SIGN TYPES),” as hereinafter set forth in this chapter, the provisions of which are incorporated herein by this reference. (Ord. 5444 § 1 (part); August 16, 1994: Ord. 5920 1 (part); June 8, 2004: Ord. 6031 § 65; August 22, 2006: Ord. 6506 § 69; February 9, 2021.)