§ 10.11  SIGNS ALLOWED IN OFFICE DISTRICTS (CO ZONE).
   10.11.01   Window and Wall Signs.
   (A)   Window and permanent wall signs are allowed for nonresidential uses in these districts, subject to the following limits. No wall sign shall extend above the top of the wall of the building, including parapets and architectural extensions.
 
Window
Wall
Total
Maximum size
25 percent of window area on that building wall
See total
Two (2) square feet of sign area per lineal foot of building width on the side of building on which sign is located
Maximum number
Area limit only
One per building street frontage
N/A
Permitted illumination
No separate illumination
Indirect white light
N/A
Changeable copy
Not allowed
Not allowed
N/A
 
   (B)   For any building containing three or more offices or other tenants sharing a common entrance or hallway, one additional wall sign shall be allowed at each public entrance. Such sign shall bear no commercial message related to activities, goods or services not offered on the premises. The sign shall not be legible from the public right-of-way. The sign shall not be separately illuminated. The sign shall not be more than four square feet in area. The purpose of this section is to allow for directory signs, listing tenants or occupants, but the sign may bear any message other than a commercial message related to commercial activities not conducted on the premises.
   10.11.02   Detached Signs. Permanent detached signs are allowed in these zoning districts subject to the following limitations.
 
Principal
Directory
Other
Maximum number
One per street frontage per site
One per vehicle entrance
One per public entrance
Maximum size
25 square feet
6 square feet
6 square feet
Maximum height
8 feet
4 feet
4 feet
Minimum setback from nearest property line
5 feet from front property line; 10 feet from any other property line
15 feet
25 feet
Permitted illumination
External or internal, direct or concealed source
Concealed source only
Concealed source only
Changeable copy
Automatic allowed; may cover up to 25 percent of sign face
Not allowed
Only manual changeable copy is allowed; may cover entire sign face
 
   10.11.03   Detached Signs Not Legible from the Right-of-Way.  To improve wayfinding, the following detached signs are allowed in addition to those allowed within this section. Detached signs not legible from the right-of-way, not exceeding 20 square feet in area and not exceeding seven feet in height shall be allowed for each vehicle entrance. One such sign shall be allowed for each two drive-through lanes. Such signs shall be set back from the public right-of-way a minimum of 50 feet, from any other property line a minimum of 30 feet, and from a residential zoning district a minimum of 50 feet. Such signs shall not contain changeable copy and the sign may be internally illuminated or externally illuminated from an exposed or concealed source.
   10.11.04   Directory (Wall) Signs.  One directory sign on a wall, not exceeding six square feet in area, is allowed per public entrance for a nonresidential building. Such sign shall not be legible from the public right-of-way and shall be illuminated by direct white light only.
   10.11.05   Incidental Signs.  Additional detached signs, permanent or temporary, of not more than two square feet in area and four feet in height are allowed, provided that such signs) contain no commercial message and are not illuminated. The intent of this regulation is to provide for signs that provide messages like “no parking”, “no dumping”,”beware of dog”, “rest rooms”, but such signs may bear any message that is not a commercial message.
   10.11.06   Institutional Signs.
   (A)   Any school, house of worship, recreation center or other institutional use  permitted in the zoning district may have one detached sign, not to exceed 40 square feet in area. This may include changeable copy signs, not to exceed 30% of the sign area. Such signs may be illuminated. 
 
   (B)   Each such use shall also be allowed one wall sign for each public entrance to a building: such wall signs shall not exceed four square feet each and shall not be illuminated.
   10.11.07   Traffic Control Signs.  Signs conforming with the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices and containing no commercial message are allowed in required off-street parking areas.
(Ord. O-37-08, passed 9-9-08)