§ 10.12  SIGNS ALLOWED IN GENERAL BUSINESS AND COMMERCIAL DISTRICTS.
   10.12.01   Window and Wall Signs.
   (A)   CN Zoning Districts.  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
Illumination from a concealed source only
N/A
Changeable copy
Not allowed
Not allowed
N/A
 
   (B)   CG Zoning Districts.  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
External or internal, concealed or direct source
External or internal, concealed or direct source
N/A
Changeable copy
Not allowed
Automatic allowed; may cover up to 25 percent of area of sign face
N/A
 
   (C)   CC Zoning District.  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
Concealed source only
N/A
Changeable copy
Not allowed
Automatic allowed; may cover up to 25 percent of area of sign face
N/A
 
   10.12.02   Pole or Ground Signs.
   (A)   CN Zoning Districts. Pole or principal ground signs are allowed in these zoning districts subject to the following limitations.
 
Principal
Other
Maximum number
One per street frontage
One per vehicle entrance in NSC district; not allowed in NC district
Maximum size
25 square feet
Six square feet
Maximum height
20 feet
4 feet
Minimum setback from nearest right-of-way
5 feet
25 feet
Minimum setback, other
Five feet from any other property line; 50 feet from nearest single- family residential district
Five feet from any other property line; 15 feet from nearest single-family residential district
Permitted illumination
Concealed source only
Concealed source only
Changeable copy
Not allowed
Not allowed
 
   (B)   CG Zoning Districts.  Pole or principal ground signs are allowed in these zoning districts subject to the following limitations.
 
Principal
Other
Maximum number
One per street frontage
One per vehicle entrance
Maximum size
60 square feet
Four square feet
Maximum height
20 feet
4 feet
Minimum setback from nearest right-of-way
5 feet
5 feet
Minimum setback, other
Five feet from any other property line; 50 feet from nearest single- family residential district
Five feet from any other property line; 15 feet from nearest single-family residential district
Permitted illumination
External or internal, exposed or concealed source
Concealed source only
Changeable copy
Automatic allowed; may cover up to 25 percent of sign face allowed
Not allowed
 
   (C)   CC Zoning District.  Pole or principal ground signs are allowed in these zoning districts subject to the following limitations.
 
Principal
Other
Maximum number
One per street frontage
One per vehicle entrance
Maximum size
Two square feet per 1,000 square feet of gross leasable area, not to exceed 300 square feet per sign
Eight square feet
Maximum height
30 feet
10 feet
Minimum setback from nearest right-of-way
15 feet
5 feet
Minimum setback, other
20 feet from any other property line; 50 feet from nearest single- family residential district
Five feet from any other property line; 15 feet from nearest single-family residential district
Permitted illumination
External or internal, exposed or concealed source
Concealed source only
Changeable copy
Automatic allowed; may cover up to 25 percent of sign face allowed
Not allowed
 
   10.12.03   Detached Signs Not Legible from the Right-of-Way.
   (A)   CG Zoning Districts.  To improve wayfinding on multi-user sites, the following detached signs are allowed in addition to those allowed under division (B) of this section. One detached sign not legible from the right-of-way, not exceeding 20  square feet in area and not exceeding six feet in height shall be allowed for each ten separate nonresidential uses or per vehicle entrance, whichever is less. One additional such sign shall be allowed for each two drive-through lanes. Such sign 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 fifty 50 feet. Such sign shall not contain changeable copy and the sign may be internally illuminated or externally illuminated from an exposed or concealed source.
   (B)   CC Zoning District.  One detached sign not legible from the right-of-way, not exceeding 20 square feet in area and not exceeding six feet in height shall be allowed for each ten separate nonresidential uses or per vehicle entrance, whichever is less. One additional such sign shall be allowed for each two drive-through lanes. Such sign 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 fifty 50 feet. Such sign shall not contain changeable copy and the sign may be internally illuminated or externally illuminated from an exposed or concealed source.
   10.12.04   Wall Signs Not Legible from the Right-of-Way.  For any building containing three or more uses of any type sharing a common entrance or hallway, one additional wall sign shall be allowed at each public entrance providing access to such uses. 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 not related to commercial activities on the premises.
   10.12.05   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.
   10.12.06   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.
   10.12.07   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.
   10.12.08   Projecting Signs.  Projecting signs that conform to the standards found in § 10.13.03.
(Ord. O-37-08, passed 9-9-08; Am. Ord. O-43-10, passed 12-7-10)