18.118.145   BUSINESS AND IDENTIFICATION SIGNS.
   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.
      .0308   Changeable copy signs, as defined in subsection 18.118.140.0110, except as otherwise permitted under a conditional use permit pursuant to paragraph 18.118.145.020.0204.
      .0309   Dual-lit signs.
      .0310   Electronic message boards, as defined in subsection 18.118.140.0113, except as otherwise permitted under a conditional use permit pursuant to paragraph 18.118.145.020.0204.
      .0311   Emitting signs.
      .0312   Exposed neon signs.
      .0313   Flashing or traveling light signs.
      .0314   Magnetic signs.
      .0315   Off-premises signs.
      .0316   Parapet signs, paper, cloth and plastic streamer signs, and flags, banners and fixed balloons, except as otherwise permitted pursuant to Section 18.38.240 (Special Events) of Chapter 18.38 (Supplemental Use Regulations).
      .0317   Painted signs on exterior walls.
      .0318   Pennants, except as otherwise permitted pursuant to Section 18.38.240 (Special Events) of Chapter 18.38 (Supplemental Use Regulations).
      .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 18.118.140.149 (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.)