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A. Permit Required: Except as otherwise provided in this title, it shall be unlawful for any person to erect, alter, relocate, direct, or order a person to erect, alter, or relocate any of the following signs within the City without first obtaining a permit or permits from the City. A fee for the permit shall be paid by the applicant in accordance with the City's current fee schedule. (Ord. 2016-06, 9-27-2016)
B. Sign Theme Required: All multi-tenant centers/buildings shall adhere to a consistent theme and utilize similar materials for all project signage. (Ord. 2009-45, 11-24-2009)
C. On Premises Freestanding Signs: Freestanding signs shall be allowed as follows:
1. Commercial or manufacturing parcels or centers less than ten (10) acres in size: No freestanding signs shall be allowed.
2. Commercial or manufacturing parcels or centers ten (10) acres or larger in size: One freestanding sign shall be allowed per three hundred feet (300') of street frontage. Sign area shall not exceed three hundred (300) square feet, and sign height shall not exceed thirty five feet (35'). Signs shall comply with the clear vision regulations found in section 11-13-10 of this title.
3. For centers with more than one sign, there shall be a minimum separation of two hundred fifty (250) lineal feet between each sign.
4. Reader boards, changeable copy areas and electronic message centers: No such device shall exceed fifty percent (50%) of the total copy area of the freestanding sign.
5. Signs must be integrated into the development with a common theme or integrated architecturally with the buildings.
6. Signs shall have at least a one foot (1') pedestal that is constructed of materials such as stone, brick, or rock with landscaping around the base of each sign. (Ord. 2019-06, 2-26-2019)
D. Monument Signs: Monument signs shall be allowed for commercial or manufacturing uses. The following standards shall apply:
1. Sign Area: No monument sign shall exceed sixty four (64) square feet in area.
2. Minimum Street Frontage: There shall be a minimum street frontage of one hundred feet (100') per monument sign. In no case shall there be more than two (2) monument signs per street frontage for any freestanding building on its own lot or for any planned commercial or manufacturing center.
3. Minimum Distance: No monument sign shall be located within one hundred feet (100') of another monument or freestanding sign on the same side of the street, whether on the same parcel or on an adjacent parcel.
4. Sign Height: Monument signs shall have at least a one foot (1') pedestal, and the illuminated cabinet shall not exceed five feet (5') for a total of six feet (6') except along 1700 South, SR-126 and SR-193 where monument signs shall have at least a one foot (1') pedestal, and the illuminated cabinet shall not exceed eight feet (8') or a total of nine feet (9'). The height to the top of the sign as measured from the street curb may vary depending upon landscaping, but the combined height of the sign and berming/landscaping shall not exceed nine feet (9'). The sign base shall be landscaped.
5. Reader Boards: Reader boards (changeable copy areas) and electronic message centers shall not exceed fifty percent (50%) of the total monument sign area.
6. Freestanding Monument Signs: A monument sign allowed by this section may be substituted with a freestanding monument sign.
E. Wall Signs: Wall signs shall be allowed as follows:
1. One wall sign shall be permitted per business. Businesses with multiple exposures (such as a single tenant in a freestanding building or a tenant occupying a corner space in a multi-tenant building) shall be allowed one wall sign per front and side building elevations. Each wall sign shall be limited in size to fifteen percent (15%) or six hundred (600) square feet, whichever is less, of the flat wall area.
2. Wall signs in a multi-tenant building may be used to advertise a single tenant or multiple tenants.
3. No part of any wall sign or of the sign structure shall project above or below the highest or lowest part of the wall upon which the sign is mounted or painted.
4. No wall sign, including any light box or structural part thereof, shall project more than eighteen inches (18") from the face of the building to which it is attached.
F. Billboards: No new billboards shall be permitted after the effective date hereof. Existing billboards shall comply with the following regulations:
1. Location: Billboards shall be allowed only on commercial parcels adjacent to the Interstate I-15 right of way and Legend Hills Drive. Billboards shall be oriented for freeway viewing and shall be located within one hundred fifty feet (150') of the nearest freeway lane.
2. Size, Height And Spacing: Billboards shall be regulated as follows:
a. Size: Maximum area of one face of a sign (whether single or double faced) shall be six hundred seventy five (675) square feet.
b. Height: Maximum height of billboards shall be forty five feet (45') above the grade of the traveled way of the interstate.
c. Spacing: No billboard shall be erected within five hundred feet (500') of another billboard on the same side of the street, or of an Interstate I-15 interchange.
3. Sign Construction: All billboards shall be of a monopole construction.
4. Conditional Use Permit: Billboards shall require a conditional use permit, to be obtained in accordance with the provisions of chapter 4 of this title.
G. Suspended Signs: Suspended signs may be used in place of wall signs if the architecture of the building or planned center lends itself to that design. The following standards shall apply:
1. The maximum size of a suspended sign shall be twenty (20) square feet.
2. Suspended signs shall not extend beyond five feet (5') of the building facade to which they are attached.
3. Suspended signs shall have at least an eight foot (8') clearance above the sidewalk or seven feet (7') above any landscaped area.
4. There shall be a minimum horizontal distance of fifteen feet (15') between suspended signs.
H. Awning Signs: Awning signs shall be allowed as follows:
1. The planning and zoning administrator shall approve any application for an awning sign that fully complies with these standards.
2. Awning signs in planned centers shall be designed to conform to an approved sign theme.
3. No awning signs shall be allowed on multi-tenant buildings or in planned centers unless the building or center has consistent treatment.
4. Awning signs shall be limited to single-story buildings or to the first level only of multi-story buildings.
5. Awning signs shall function as true awnings by being placed over a doorway, window, or walkway to protect such from the elements.
6. Awning signs shall not be allowed on or above sloping or mansard roofs.
7. The area of awning signs shall be a maximum of fifteen percent (15%) of the primary wall upon which the sign is mounted. Awning signs for secondary walls are limited to five percent (5%) of the wall area.
8. Area of copy/logo on awnings shall be limited to forty percent (40%) of the awning. Illuminated signs on other sides shall be permitted.
9. Awning signs shall conform to all provisions of the currently adopted building code governing such structures.
10. Illuminated (backlit), translucent, vinyl awnings shall not be permitted. Translucent letters or accents sewn into opaque canvas or acrylic awnings shall be permitted.
11. Awning signs shall not project out from the wall more than eight feet (8') or less than two feet (2'). In the case of entrance canopies the awning may project out from the building over a walkway and shall lead to a bona fide business entrance. Such canopies shall be permitted if they are compatible with the architecture of the building.
12. Awning signs shall not project above the "roofline", defined as the highest part of the vertical wall.
13. Awning signs shall maintain a minimum clearance of seven feet (7') to the bottom of the valance and eight feet (8') to the frame above the sidewalk and comply with all other clearance requirements.
14. Awning signs shall be maintained in a clean, safe and attractive condition. Failure to do so shall result in revocation of the sign permit.
I. Gas Station Canopy Signs: Signs for canopies over gas islands are regulated as follows:
1. Sign copy, corporate logos, etc., may be a maximum of fifteen percent (15%) of one face of the canopy.
2. Up to three (3) sides of the canopy may be used for signs.
3. The height to the top of the canopy shall not exceed twenty feet (20') from grade and no canopy fascia shall exceed four feet (4') in height.
4. Individual letters, logos, or symbols shall not exceed four feet (4') in height or project out from the surface of the canopy more than eighteen inches (18") or project above or below the canopy face.
5. Gas price signs shall be allowed on a monument sign or below the canopy over the pumps. One double faced sign for each type of fuel sold is allowed per gas island with a maximum of four (4) sets per station. Area of said sign shall not exceed four (4) square feet each.
J. Temporary Signs: Permits for temporary signs shall be required in accordance with section 11-15-9 of this chapter. (Ord. 2009-45, 11-24-2009)