19.50.090: SPECIAL STREET GRAPHICS:
   A.   A-Frame Graphic: An A-frame graphic is a portable, freestanding graphic which may be placed on public sidewalks and which is intended for pedestrian oriented uses. A-frame graphics shall be permitted only for occupants in the CC1 Center City District and CC2 Center City District Zoning Districts. An occupant may have an A-frame graphic or a projecting graphic, but not both. An occupant seeking to establish an A-frame graphic shall be located at a ground level location in the building in which the occupant is located. The building in which the occupant is located and to which the graphic is attached shall be set back no more than ten feet (10') from the sidewalk. The occupant shall have an entrance for the public or patrons or service window that faces and is within ten feet (10') of the sidewalk.
      1.   Location: A-frame graphics may be located partially or entirely on a sidewalk within a public right-of-way adjacent to the building or occupant space for which the A-frame graphic has been established. A minimum of a five foot (5') wide section of public sidewalk shall remain unobstructed at all times.
      2.   Size: A-frame graphics shall be no more than four feet (4') in height and eight (8) square feet in surface area.
      3.   Design: A-frame graphics shall be professionally made and maintained in good condition. Graphics shall be of an A-frame (sandwich board) design and properly weighted so as to not create a windblown hazard. Graphics shall not have any protruding nails, tacks, wires, or sharp metal edges.
      4.   Illumination: A-frame graphics shall not be illuminated.
      5.   Number: Not more than one A-frame graphic shall be permitted per occupant on a zoning lot, except that when a zoning lot abuts two (2) or more rights-of-way, then the occupant shall be permitted one graphic on each public sidewalk within the right- of-way.
      6.   Time Restrictions: A-frame graphics shall not be displayed before sunrise and shall be taken down each day not later than nine o'clock (9:00) P.M.
      7.   Certificate Of Insurance: No A-frame graphic shall be placed on a public sidewalk without providing to the City a certificate of insurance pursuant to section 13.04.210 of this Code.
   B.   Canopy Graphic: A maximum of one canopy graphic shall be allowed on each vertical canopy surface to a maximum of three (3) canopy graphics. Canopy graphics shall be located entirely within the vertical canopy surface. No canopy graphic shall exceed twenty five percent (25%) of the vertical canopy surface on which it is maintained. The surface area of a canopy graphic shall be deducted from the total allowable graphic surface area for wall graphics for each building and building occupant on each zoning lot. Canopy graphics shall be allowed only in the MFR Multiple- Family Residence District, CF Community Facility District, RB Residence Business District, NB Neighborhood Business District, AB Area Business District, CC1 Center City District, CC2 Center City District and the ORI Office Research Industrial District, GI General Industrial District and CI Commercial Industrial District Zoning Districts.
   C.   Directional Graphic: A directional graphic may be located at an exit or an entrance to a premises that has two (2) or more driveways. The maximum surface area for a directional graphic shall be not more than two (2) square feet on two-lane streets or highways and on any highway with a posted travel speed of less than thirty five (35) miles per hour, and not more than four (4) square feet on multilane roads and on any highway with a posted travel speed of thirty five (35) miles per hour or greater. Directional graphics shall be monument graphics with a masonry base. The total height of a directional graphic shall not exceed three feet (3'). Notwithstanding other provisions of this chapter, the area of the base of a directional graphic shall be excluded from the maximum surface area allowed by this section. Landscaping otherwise required for monument graphics shall not be required for directional graphics.
   D.   Drive-Through Facility Graphic: A drive-through facility graphic shall be permitted only in the NB Neighborhood Business District, AB Area Business District, CC2 Center City District, and CI Commercial Industrial District Zoning Districts, as well as the like planned development districts, and in conjunction with a drive-through facility. A drive-through facility graphic shall be either a monument graphic or a wall graphic.
      1.   Size: No drive-through facility graphic shall exceed sixty (60) square feet in surface area or eleven (11) linear feet in height. The surface area of drive-through facility graphics shall not limit the surface area of other allowable signage on a zoning lot.
      2.   Number: The maximum number of drive-through facility graphics shall be two (2) such graphics per drive-through lane, with a maximum of four (4) such graphics per business. The number of drive-through facility graphics shall not limit the number of other allowable signage on a zoning lot.
      3.   Base Material: A new monument-style drive-through facility graphic associated with a newly constructed "principal use" [SR] shall have a masonry base. Where a new monument-style drive-through facility graphic is added at an existing "principal use" [SR], or where an existing drive-through facility graphic is replaced at an existing "principal use" [SR], the new or replacement monument-style drive-through graphic may include as its base a fabricated metal box of a color, style, and material consistent with the graphic; the exception for the fabricated metal box is where a masonry base already exists, in which case a masonry base shall be provided.
      4.   Electronic Changeable Copy: A drive-through facility graphic may include an electronic changeable copy graphic. The electronic display panel shall be operated in compliance with the standards of subsection I.5. a. through f. of this section 19.50.090, except the rate of change may be more frequent so that said panel is responsive to employee-customer interactions.
   E.   Projecting Graphic: A projecting graphic shall be permitted only in the CC1 Center City District, CC2 Center City District, NB Neighborhood Business District and AB Area Business Zoning Districts. An occupant seeking to establish a projecting graphic shall be located at a ground level location in the building in which the occupant is located. An occupant in the CC1 Center City District or the CC2 Center City District may have a projecting graphic or an A-frame graphic, but not both. The building in which the occupant is located and to which the graphic is attached shall be set back no more than ten feet (10') from the sidewalk. The occupant shall have an entrance for the public or patrons or service window that faces and is within ten feet (10') of the sidewalk.
      1.   Location: Projecting graphics may be located partially or entirely over a sidewalk over a public right-of-way, and shall provide a minimum nine feet (9') of clearance from the bottom edge of the graphic to the sidewalk or ground surface.
      2.   Size: No projecting graphic shall be more than twelve (12) square feet in surface area. The surface area of a projecting graphic shall be deducted from the total allowable graphic surface area for wall graphics for each occupant or building on each zoning lot.
      3.   Illumination: Projecting graphics may be illuminated.
      4.   Number: Not more than one (1) projecting graphic for each individual street frontage shall be permitted for each occupant on a zoning lot.
      5.   Mounting: Projecting graphics must be pinned away from the wall at least six inches (6") and must project from the wall at an angle of ninety degrees (90°). Projecting graphics shall not project above the roofline or eighteen feet (18'), whichever is lower. A projecting graphic in a public right-of-way shall not extend vertically above the windowsill of a second story.
      6.   Materials: Projecting graphics may, in addition to other materials, be constructed utilizing a fabric or flexible membrane supported on no less than two (2) sides by rigid supports used to mount the sign on the face of the building on which it is located.
   F.   Subdivision Entrance Graphic: There shall be a maximum of one (1) subdivision entrance graphic for each street corner of such major entrance. Subdivision entrance graphics may be a monument graphic or a wall graphic, neither of which shall exceed eighty (80) square feet in surface area, nor ten (10) linear feet in structure height. A subdivision entrance graphic that is a wall graphic shall be attached to or supported by a decorative landscaping wall or fence. The number and surface area of subdivision entrance graphics shall not limit the number or surface area of other allowable signage on a zoning lot. Subdivision entrance graphics shall be allowed only in the SFR1 Single-Family Residence District, SFR2 Single-Family Residence District, RC1 Residence Conservation District, RC2 Residence Conservation District, RC3 Residence Conservation District, TFR Two-Family Residence District, MFR Multiple-Family Residence District, ORI Office Research Industrial District and GI General Industrial District Zoning Districts.
   G.   Suspended Graphic: There shall be a maximum of one (1) suspended graphic for each entrance to a building. No suspended graphic shall exceed six (6) square feet in graphic surface area. Suspended graphics shall be located entirely within the horizontal surface of the canopy, cantilever or marquee and shall provide a minimum nine feet (9') of clearance from the bottom edge of the graphic to the sidewalk or ground surface. The surface area of a suspended graphic shall be deducted from the total allowable graphic surface area for wall graphics for each occupant or building on each zoning lot. Suspended graphics shall be allowed only in the NB Neighborhood Business District, AB Area Business District, CC1 Center City District and CC2 Center City District Zoning Districts.
   H.   Temporary Graphic: A temporary graphic may be located only in compliance with the provisions of this section and the other provisions of this chapter. Temporary graphics shall not be placed less than five feet (5') from any other privately owned property. Temporary graphics shall not be illuminated. If building mounted, temporary graphics must be flush mounted and must not project above the roof line.
      1.   Temporary graphics are allowed in all zoning districts as follows:
         a.   A property owner may place one (1) temporary graphic with a surface area no larger than three (3) square feet on the property at any time. This section does not include snipe graphics.
         b.   A property owner may place a temporary graphic no larger than 8.5 inches by 11 inches in one (1) window on the property at any time.
         c.   One (1) temporary graphic that is not a snipe graphic may be located on a property when:
            (1)   The property owner consents and that property is being offered for sale or lease through a licensed real estate agent.
            (2)   If not offered for sale or lease through a real estate agent, when the graphic is owned by the property owner and that property is offered for sale or lease by the property owner through advertising in a local newspaper of general circulation or on an internet based real estate website.
            (3)   Such temporary graphic shall be removed within seven (7) days of the consummation of the sale of the property or the execution of a lease for the property.
            (4)   Such temporary graphic shall not exceed six (6) square feet in surface area on a property that is less than one (1) acre, shall not exceed thirty two (32) square feet in surface area on a property that is one (1) acre but less than five (5) acres, and shall not exceed eighty (80) square feet in surface area on a property that is five (5) acres or more.
         d.   One (1) temporary graphic with a surface area no larger than three (3) square feet may be located on the owner's property on the day prior to and on a day when the property owner is opening the property to the public; provided, however, the owner may not use this type of graphic in a residential district more than three (3) times in a year for no more than four (4) consecutive days each and may not use this type of graphic in any non- residential zoning district for more than fourteen (14) days in a year and the days must be consecutive. For the purposes of this section, a year shall consist of a calendar year. This section does not authorize snipe signs.
         e.   One (1) temporary graphic that is not a snipe graphic may be located on a property when:
            (1)   The property owner consents, and a building permit has been issued for the property and active construction is taking place on the property.
            (2)   Such temporary graphic shall be removed upon the earlier of the issuance of an occupancy permit, temporary or otherwise, for the property or twelve (12) months from the date the building permit was issued. For construction that does not result in the issuance of an occupancy permit, the temporary graphic shall be removed upon the earlier of the completion of inspections by the City or twelve (12) months from the date the building permit was issued.
            (3)   Such temporary graphic shall not exceed six (6) square feet in surface area on a property that is less than one (1) acre, shall not exceed thirty two (32) square feet in surface area on a property that is one (1) acre but less than five (5) acres, and shall not exceed eighty (80) square feet in surface area on a property that is five (5) acres or more.
         f.   For the purposes of this subsection H, the lessee of a property is considered the property owner as to the property the lessee holds a right to use exclusive of others (or the sole right to occupy). The terms of a lease or other agreement under which the property is occupied controls in determining whether the property is occupied exclusively by a lessee. If there are multiple lessees of a property, then each lessee must have the same rights and duties as the property owner as to the property the lessee leases and has the sole right to occupy and the size of the property must be deemed to be the property that the lessee has the sole right to occupy under the lease.
         g.   A property owner may not accept a fee for posting or maintaining a temporary graphic allowed under this subsection H1 and any graphic that is posted or maintained in violation of this provision is prohibited.
         h.   In the zoning districts listed within subsections 19.07.300B, "Residence Conservation Districts", and C, "Residence Districts", of this title, or on any property used for nontransient residential uses, commercial graphics are prohibited.
      2.   Temporary graphics are also allowed only in those zoning districts listed within subsections 19.07.300D, "Community Facility Districts", E, "Business Districts", and F, "Industrial Districts", of this title, as follows:
         a.   Allowed When: Temporary graphics allowed under this subsection H2 shall be limited to only those "principle uses" [SR] with a valid certificate of occupancy (which includes certificates of reoccupancy and temporary certificates of occupancy) or those uses established as a temporary use in accordance with section 19.90.015 of this title, "use, temporary".
         b.   Maximum Size: No temporary graphic shall exceed thirty two (32) square feet in surface area or ten (10) linear feet in height. The number and surface area of temporary graphics shall not limit the number or surface area of other allowable street graphics on a "zoning lot" [SR].
         c.   Type: Temporary graphics shall be constructed of weatherproof materials either erected as a ground graphic or attached to a "building" [SR] or "fence or wall" [SR] in the manner of a wall graphic. No temporary graphic shall include pennants or portable graphics.
         d.   Maximum Number:
            (1)   No more than one (1) temporary graphic shall be allowed upon a "zoning lot" [SR] at any time.
            (2)   On a "zoning lot" [SR] containing three (3) or fewer "principal uses" [SR] which have received a certificate of occupancy, the total number of temporary graphics displayed during a calendar year, including those for "temporary uses" [SR], shall not exceed six (6).
            (3)   On a "zoning lot" [SR] containing four (4) or more "principal uses" [SR] which have received a certificate of occupancy, the total number of temporary graphics displayed during a calendar year, including those for "temporary uses" [SR], shall not exceed twelve (12).
            (4)   On a "zoning lot" [SR] containing more than one (1) "principal use" [SR] which has received a certificate of occupancy, no one (1) "principal use" [SR] shall display more than four (4) temporary graphics during a calendar year.
         e.   Duration Of Display For Uses With A Certificate Of Occupancy: A "principal use" [SR] which has received a certificate of occupancy may display a temporary graphic for not more than fifteen (15) consecutive days.
         f.   Duration Of Display For Uses Established As A Temporary Use: A "temporary use" [SR] established in accordance with section 19.90.015 of this title, "use, temporary", may display a temporary graphic seven (7) days in advance of, and on every day during the operation of, the "temporary use" [SR]. For an "intermittent temporary use" [SR] on a "zoning lot" [SR] containing no other permanent street graphics, the temporary graphic may also be displayed on all days during the approved fixed period of time, even though the "intermittent temporary use" may not actually be operating or otherwise open or available to the general public.
         g.   Location: A temporary graphic shall only be located upon the zoning lot on which the "principal use" [SR] or temporary use is established.
         h.   Permit And Sticker Requirements:
            (1)   A permit for a temporary graphic shall state the start and end display dates for the graphic, and the permit may be valid for more than one (1) such display period. Once issued, that permit may only be amended in the same manner as the issuance of a new permit, including the payment of a new permit fee.
            (2)   All temporary graphics shall conspicuously display an approval sticker issued by the City which includes the permit number and authorized display dates.
      3.   Temporary graphics are also allowed only in those zoning districts listed within subsections 19.07.300D, "Community Facility Districts", E, "Business Districts", and F, "Industrial Districts" of this title, whereby one (1) temporary sign per one- quarter (0.25) acre of land may be located on the owner's property for a period of sixty (60) days prior to an election involving candidates for a Federal, State or local office that represents the district in which the property is located or involves an issue on the ballot of an election within the district where the property is located per issue and per candidate. Where the size of the property is smaller than one- quarter (0.25) acre, these temporary graphics may be posted on the property for each "principal building" [SR] lawfully existing on this property. This section does not authorize snipe signs. Such temporary graphics shall not exceed thirty two (32) square feet in surface area, or exceed ten feet (10') in height.
   I.   Electronic Changeable Copy Graphic: An electronic changeable copy graphic may be located only in compliance with the provisions of this section and the other provisions of this chapter.
      1.   Type: All electronic changeable copy graphics shall be part of a monument graphic.
      2.   Zoning District Districts And Maximum Number: Electronic changeable copy graphics shall be allowed only in the CF Community Facility District, NB Neighborhood Business District, the AB Area Business District, the ORI Office Research Industrial District, CC2 Center City District, the GI General Industrial District and the CI Commercial Industrial District, as well as the like planned development districts.
      3.   Maximum Size: The maximum size of the total electronic display panel(s) of an electronic changeable copy graphic shall be the lesser of:
         a.   No more than fifty percent (50%) of the total allowable maximum surface area for the monument graphic in which the electronic display area is to be located; or
         b.   Forty (40) square feet for a monument graphic; or
         c.   One hundred (100) square feet for a shopping center identification monument graphic.
Said panel(s) is not limited to a specific height or length, except that one (1) measure cannot be less than twenty five percent (25%) of the other measure.
      4.   Location: No electronic changeable copy graphic shall be located within a street yard adjoining a local street, or a collector street, where the property located directly opposite the public right-of-way is located within a Residence District or Residence Conservation District identified within subsections 19.07.300B and C of this title, respectively.
      5.   Restrictions: An electronic changeable copy graphic shall be operated in compliance with the following standards:
         a.   Electronic changeable copy graphics shall display static messages only with no animation, effects simulating animation or video. No continuous traveling, scrolling, flashing, spinning, revolving, or shaking, or any other type of movement or motion of an image shall be allowed.
         b.   The rate of change for any image shall be a minimum of ten (10) seconds, i.e., each image displayed shall be displayed for a minimum period of ten (10) seconds.
         c.   Any message change sequence shall be accomplished immediately with no transition by changing from one screen to another by means of fade, dissolve, roll, or other like transitional feature.
         d.   Maximum brightness levels for electronic changeable copy graphics shall not exceed five thousand (5,000) nits when measured from the sign's face at its maximum brightness, during daylight hours, and five hundred (500) nits when measured from the sign's face at its maximum brightness between dusk and dawn, i.e., the time of day between sunrise and sunset. Electronic changeable copy graphics shall include a fully operational light sensor that automatically adjusts the intensity of the graphic according to the amount of ambient light.
         e.   Be designed to either freeze a display in one static position, display a black screen, or turn off in the event of a malfunction.
         f.   An electronic changeable copy graphic shall not be operated, in whole or in part, as an off premises street graphic.
         g.   All free standing graphics upon the associated zoning lot, including directional graphics, shall be in compliance with all applicable requirements of this chapter and other applicable requirements of law unless those requirements have been previously varied by City Council approval of a planned development or an area of special character. The monument graphic in which the electronic display area is to be located shall include a masonry base.
      6.   Limited To Conforming Graphics: An electronic changeable copy graphic may be located only as part of a monument graphic which is in compliance with all applicable requirements of this chapter and other applicable requirements of law. No electronic changeable copy graphic may be located as part of a nonconforming street graphic or nonconforming street graphic structure.
   J.   Flags: Flags are permitted in all zoning districts. There shall be a maximum of three (3) flags maintained on a zoning lot. The maximum size and height of flags shall be determined by the speed limit of the public right-of-way adjoining the yard within the zoning lot on which the flag is located in accordance with the following requirements:
      1.   Speed limit of thirty (30) mph or less: A flag shall not exceed twenty five feet (25') in surface area or twenty (20) linear feet in height.
      2.   Speed limit of thirty five (35) mph to fifty (50) mph: A flag shall not exceed sixty (60) square feet in surface area or forty (40) linear feet in height.
      3.   Speed limit of fifty five (55) mph or greater: A flag shall not exceed one hundred (100) square feet in surface area or fifty (50) linear feet in height.
   K.   Building Marker Graphic: Building marker graphics are allowed in all zoning districts. A building marker graphic shall be cut into a masonry surface or made of bronze or other permanent material. There shall be a maximum of one building marker permitted for each "principal building" [SR] on a zoning lot. No building marker shall exceed four (4) square feet.
   L.   Vehicle Graphics: Vehicle graphics, either permanently or temporary, shall be posted only on vehicles that are licensed, insured and operational. A vehicle graphic shall not be used for the primary purpose of being parked at a location(s) to attract attention to the vehicle graphic.
   M.   Mural: Murals may be located only in compliance with the provisions of this section and the other provisions of this chapter.
      1.   Murals shall be allowed only in the CC1 Center City District, as well as the like Planned Development Districts.
      2.   Murals shall not be placed on a building which is used exclusively for a residential principal use, shall not extend more than six inches (6") from the plane of the wall upon which it is painted or to which it is affixed, and shall not extend above the top of the wall upon which it is painted or to which it is affixed.
      3.   Murals shall not cover or interrupt major architectural features, such as doors, exits, and windows.
      4.   Murals shall contain less than three percent (3%) text.
      5.   Murals are limited to one wall per building or one side of a structure, and no more than one mural per zoning lot [SR].
      6.   The property owner shall not be compensated for the display of the mural or the right to place the mural on a site. (Ord. G62-19 § 1, 2019; Ord. G16-19, 2019; Ord. G24-17, 2017; Ord. G8-14, 2014; Ord. G9-13, 2013; Ord. G44-12, 2012; Ord. G38-12, 2012; Ord. G34-10, 2010; Ord. G87-05 § 1, 2005)