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(a) Projecting signs in a B-1 District may overhang the street right-of-way line not exceeding fifty percent (50%) of the distance between the street right-of-way and the street curb. A revocable use permit must be signed.
(b) Portable advertising signs are permitted in the right-of-way provided they:
(1) Are removed daily;
(2) Do not exceed twelve (12) square feet;
(3) Do not block pedestrian traffic or become a safety hazard; and
(4) Are reviewed and approved by the Downtown Architectural Standards Board prior to use.
(c) Business signs are required to obtain a permit, unless it is a window sign. Window signs, whether business or advertising, are exempt from obtaining a zoning permit; however, all window signs located in the B-1 District must be approved by the Downtown Architectural Standards Board prior to being placed in the window. Banners and the like are not considered window signs and are not permitted. Window signs shall be repaired as necessary to maintain an attractive appearance. Unacceptable signs and/or sign conditions include, but are not limited to: Inappropriate material or language; broken, faded or missing letters; broken, faded or missing sign faces or any other portion of the sign; chipped or peeling paint; missing or inoperative lights; and exposed mechanical or electrical components. Failure to respond to a written request from the City to perform maintenance work shall be in violation of the City's Exterior Property Maintenance Code and shall result in the removal of the sign.
(e) Free-standing signs are prohibited.
(f) Historic signs advertising downtown businesses, whether or not currently in existence, may be repealed and/or restored in its original location and original format and, if possible, original colors.
(Ord. 1-15. Passed 2-23-15.)