• Section 7.04  Permitted Wall Signs
   The following wall signs shall be permitted in the following districts in accordance with the regulations herein.
   (a)   General Requirements.
      (1)   No wall sign shall be erected to extend above the top of the wall to which it is attached, nor extend beyond the ends of the wall to which it is attached. Signs erected on the vertical portion of a mansard roof are considered to be wall signs.
      (2)   All wall signs shall be safely and securely attached to the building by means of metal anchors, bolts or expansion screws.  In no case shall any wall sign be secured with wire, straps of wood or nails.
      (3)   For wall signs that are oriented horizontally, the vertical dimension of the sign shall not be in excess of six (6) feet. For wall signs that are oriented vertically, the horizontal dimension of the sign shall not be in excess of six (6) feet.
      (4)   For buildings with distinct and separate uses, separate wall signs shall be permitted for each such use. Corner tenants, and/or tenants with front and rear street frontage, may have two (2) signs, one (1) on the face of each building frontage facing a public right-of-way. In multi-tenant buildings, the total allowable square footage of all signs shall not exceed 1.5 times the maximum allowable square footage specified for each district. A single tenant may not exceed the maximum square footage specified, without the multi-tenant bonus noted above.
      (5)   For purposes of this article, signage incorporated as part of a canopy sign shall be regulated in the same manner as wall signs.
   (b)   Area RequirementsWall signs shall be permitted in accordance with the following requirements:
Area Per One Foot of BuildingFrontage (sq. ft.)
Maximum Area (sq. ft.)
CBD District
All permitted and special land uses.
2
100
B-1, B-2, I-1 and I-2 Districts
All permitted and special land uses.
2
100
O-1 Districts
All permitted and special land uses.
1
50
R-1, R-2, R-T and R-M Districts
Applicable to the following useslibraries, parks and recreational facilities; public and private schools; Municipal office buildings; churches; golf courses, country clubs and cemeteries; convalescent homes; bed and breakfast operations, funeral homes or mortuaries.
2
30
Applicable to the following usescolleges, universities and other such institutions of higher learning; general hospitals; and other uses of community-wide or regional nature.
2
50
R-M Districts
All multiple family developments.
1
30
HL Districts(Only one (1) sign per building, either freestanding or wall, is permits in this district.)
All special land uses.
1
6
Business Center (Each sign shall state only the name of the business center and the tenants located therein.)
All business center developments.
2
100
 
   (c)   Wall Signs Requiring Special Land Use Approval.  The Planning Commission may consider a sign that is greater than the maximum height and area requirements as a special land use.
   In review of a special land use the Planning Commission shall consider the standards set forth in Section 3.03 and the following:
      (1)   The standards set forth in Sections 7.02 and 7.07;
      (2)   The size, shape and topography of the property;
      (3)   The relationship of the sign to neighboring properties and signs; and
      (4)   The relationship to and visibility from the public street where the property is located.