1474.18   NONRESIDENTIAL DISTRICT SIGNS.
   The following signs shall be permitted in districts zoned for nonresidential use, as specified in the table at the end of this chapter, subject to the following:
   (a)   Signs for Residential Uses in a Nonresidential District. Signs for residential uses in a nonresidential district shall be governed by the sign regulations for residential district uses set forth in Section 1474.17 .
   (b)   Limit in Number. For each business, only one of the following signs (wall sign, awning sign, or projecting sign) shall be permitted:
      (1)   Wall Signs. Wall signs shall be permitted in nonresidential districts subject to the following regulations:
         A.   Number. For each business, one (1) wall sign shall be permitted per storefront.
         B.   Size. The total area of a wall sign shall not exceed  three-quarts (.75) square feet for each linear foot of the building facade associated with the subject storefront or thirty-six (36) square feet, whichever is less.
         C.   Location. Wall signs may be located on each side of a building with street frontage. No wall sign shall be erected to extend above the top of a wall, or beyond the ends of the wall to which the sign is attached.
      (2)   Awning/Canopy Signs. Signs on awnings / canopies shall be permitted, provided the lettering shall not exceed nine (9) inches in height and must be in proportion to the building, covering no more than twenty-five percent (25%) of the awning or canopy face upon which it is attached. Lettering shall be permitted on the vertical face of the valance only. No other advertising, logos, or lettering shall be permitted elsewhere on the awning/canopy.
      (3)   Projecting Signs. Projecting signs shall be subject to the following regulations:
         A.   Size. Nine (9) square feet per side.
         B.   Height. Not less than eight (8) feet from the ground if hung in an area where pedestrians will pass underneath.
         C.   Projection.  No more than forty-two (42) inches from the face of the building or structure upon which it is located.
   (c)   Ground Signs. Ground signs shall be permitted in nonresidential districts subject to the following regulations:
      (1)   Number. One (1) ground sign shall be permitted per parcel. If a non-residential use within a second principal building or an accessory building is located at the rear of the property on the same parcel, at least fifty (50) feet from the public right-of-way so it does not front directly on a street, then one (1) additional sign may be permitted if there is a demonstrated need and it is not detrimental to the character of the area.
      (2)   Size. The total area of the ground sign shall not exceed forty-eight (48) square feet. No single surface area of a sign shall exceed twenty-four (24) square feet. No single dimension (height or width) shall exceed six (6) feet.
      (3)   Multi-Tenant Buildings. With respect to multi-tenant buildings, only one (1) ground sign is permitted, whether for use by one (1) or more of the individual tenants.
      (4)   Location, Setback from the Right-of-Way. Ground signs may be located in the front yard, provided that no portion of any such sign shall be located closer than five (5) feet to the existing or planned right-of-way. Signs shall not be located in a street right-of-way.
      (5)   Height. The face of a ground sign shall not exceed eight (8) feet above the average ground level of land upon which it is located.
   (d)   Window Signs. Temporary and permanent window signs shall be permitted on the inside in nonresidential districts provided that the total combined area of such signs shall not exceed twenty percent (20%) of the total window area, exclusive of incidental signs.
   (e)   Temporary Signs. Temporary signs shall be permitted in accordance with Section 1474.12 .
      (Ord. 2008-06.  Passed 7-14-08; Ord. 2012-08.  Passed 12-10-12; Ord. 2019-01.  Passed 1-14-19.)