1187.10 SIGNS IN SUBURBAN ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICTS.
   Signs in suburban entertainment zones shall be generally as permitted and regulated in Section 1187.08, except as modified herein.
   (a)   As used in this Section 1187.10 only, “sign” does not include those areas of statues, entertainment displays, building ornamentation and other structures or devices which may direct the public’s attention to a product or location, but which do not use letters or numbers as a means of conveying information or directing the public’s attention to a product or location.  Those separate areas of any statue, entertainment display, building ornamentation, structure or device which use letters or numbers to convey information or direct the public’s attention to a product or location which do not exceed twenty square feet in area shall be included as signs.  Any areas using letters or numbers to convey information or direct the public’s attention to a product or location which are painted or permanently affixed on outdoor amusement rides or transportation vehicles shall also be excluded from the definition of “sign”.
   (b)   The total permitted sign area shall be determined on the basis of the entire contiguous Suburban Entertainment district zoned area and shall not exceed four square feet of sign area for each lineal foot of building frontage on its principal street or two square foot of sign area for each lineal foot of lot frontage on its principal street, which ever is greater.  Only fifty percent of the signage allowance can be placed on freestanding or ground signs within the zoning district.  Freestanding and/or ground signs shall be erected no closer than 200 feet from any other freestanding or ground signs measured along the street frontage.  All ground signs and freestanding signs shall be placed no closer than fifty feet from any adjacent property line and no closer than two feet from the right of way.  Freestanding signs are not to exceed a height of twenty-four feet and ground signs are not to exceed a height of eight feet measured from grade to top of sign.
   (c)   Signs which contain or are illuminated by lights which are intermittently on and off, scintillate, oscillate, move, change color, or appear to change color, change in intensity, or which create the illusion of flashing in any manner such as rotating a light source are only permitted with the specific written approval of the Planning Commission.
   (d)   Signs located over the roof or parapet above the roof line of any building are only permitted with the specific written approval by the Planning Commission.
      (Ord. 47-08.  Passed 4-28-08.)