§ 155.135  SIGNS PERMITTED IN THE HISTORIC AND BUSINESS “G” ZONING DISTRICT.
   The following are the signs permitted in the Historic and Business “G” Zoning District. Such signs shall be on-premises signs, accessory to the principal use, and be in conformance with the regulations of this section.
   (A)   Approval. All signs in the Historic and Business “G” Zoning District are subject to review and approval by the Hillsboro Design Review Board.
   (B)   Signs for residential uses in the Historic and Business “G” Zoning District. Signs for residential uses in the Historic and Business “G” Zoning District shall be governed by the sign regulations for residential districts set forth in § 155.133 (Signs Permitted in Residential Zoning Districts).
   (C)   Signs for commercial uses in the Historic and Business “G” Zoning District.
      (1)   Wall signs.
         (a)   The maximum wall sign area shall be equal to one and one-fourth square feet for each foot of building frontage.
         (b)   Buildings located on corner lots or lots with multiple frontages such as double or triple frontage lots may be permitted to have a wall sign on each frontage.
         (c)   In the case of a multi-tenant building, the calculation found in division (C)(1)(a) shall apply to the area of the front building wall elevation for the individual tenant.
         (d)   Wall signs shall not exceed 30% of the building height and shall not exceed 75% of the building frontage width.
         (e)   No wall sign shall project above the roof line.
         (f)   Wall signs shall not project more than 18 inches from the building wall and shall not extend above the wall or beyond the wall to which they are attached.
         (g)   Internally illuminated signs shall be subject to the procedures set forth in § 155.046 (Conditional Use Permit). Electronic signs are prohibited in the Historic and Business “G” Zoning District.
      (2)   Marquee signs.
         (a)   The maximum area of a marquee sign shall either be one and one-half square feet for each linear foot of building frontage or the perimeter of the three exposed sides of a marquee measured in feet multiplied by five square feet, whichever is greater.
         (b)   Marquee signs shall have minimal vertical clearance of ten feet above the grade of the sidewalk and 14 feet above the grade of any driveway or other area open to vehicular traffic.
         (c)   A marquee sign shall not extend above the roof line of the building to which it is attached.
         (d)   Marquee signs may be internally illuminated and are permitted to have chase lights similar to classic marquee signs.
      (3)   Monument signs.
         (a)   One monument sign is permitted per parcel.
         (b)   One additional monument sign may be permitted for each linear frontage for corner lots or lots with multiple frontages such as double or triple frontage lots.
         (c)   Maximum height for monument signs is four feet.
         (d)   The area for any monument sign shall not exceed 25 square feet of total sign face area. The area of any additional ground signs as permitted in division (C)(2) of this section shall be limited to 18 square feet of total sign face area.
         (e)   Monument signs may utilize manual changeable copy subject to § 155.136 (Electronic Signs and Changeable Copy).
         (f)   Internally illuminated signs shall be subject to the procedures set forth in § 155.046 (Conditional Use Permit).
      (4)   Awning signs. Awning signs are subject to the regulations set forth in § 155.134(E) (Awning Signs).
      (5)   Projecting signs.
         (a)   One projecting sign is permitted per parcel.
         (b)   Projecting signs are subject to the regulations set forth in § 155.134(F) (Projecting Signs).
      (6)   Nameplate signs. Nameplate signs are subject to the regulations set forth in § 155.134(H) (Nameplate Signs).
(Ord. 2018-06, passed 7-9-2018, § 155.191)