1165.05  PERMANENT SIGNS.
   (a)   SIGNS IN ALL RESIDENTIAL AND O-R DISTRICTS (BUT EXCLUDING R-C):
      (1)   Small Scale Conditionally Permitted Uses (i.e. home occupations, bed and breakfasts, etc.):  The Planning Commission may permit signage for small scale conditional uses in a zoning district as part of the review of the Conditional Zoning Certificate for the use.  The Commission shall determine that the proposed sign is compatible with the proposed use as well as the surrounding area and that the proposed sign does not present a threat or impairment to public safety.  If the proposed use is in a residential zoning district, the sign may not be illuminated.  Under this provision, one (1) sign may be permitted on the building with the maximum area of the sign not to exceed four (4) square feet.
      (2)   Larger Scale Conditionally Permitted Uses (i.e. churches, hospitals, schools, etc.):  When a Conditionally Permitted Use is required by the Zoning Code to provide twenty (20) or more parking spaces on the site or if the size of the site exceeds one (1) acre, the Planning Commission may permit up to two (2) signs on the site as part of the review of the Conditional Zoning Certificate for the use. 
Such signs shall be reviewed and approved by the Architectural Review Board and be determined to be compatible with the development as well as the surrounding area and that the proposed signage does not present a threat or impairment to public safety.  The following additional requirements shall apply:
         A.   Maximum Number: Two (2).  Only one (1) of the signs may be a monument sign.
         B.   Permitted Type:  Building or Monument Sign.
         C.   Maximum Area:   The total area permitted for just one sign shall not exceed twenty-five (25) square feet.  If two signs are permitted, the total area for the sum of both signs shall not exceed fifty (50) square feet.  In the case of the latter, the Commission may permit one sign to be larger than twenty-five (25) square feet as long as both signs combined do not exceed fifty (50) square feet.
         D.   Minimum Setback from Street Right-of-Way:  Ten (10) feet.
         E.   Maximum Monument Sign Height:  Eight (8) feet from ground to top of sign.
         F.   Temporary or Special Event Signs shall be permitted subject to the provisions of Section 1165.06 of this Chapter.
      (3)   Signage related to the operation of a "roadside stand". Such signage shall relate to the sale of items produced on the premises. Such signage shall not be illuminated and shall be removed at the end of seasonal sales.
         A.   Maximum Number:  One (1).
         B.   Permitted Type: Building, Monument or Pole Sign.
         C.   Maximum Area: Twenty (20) square feet.
         D.   Minimum Setback from Street Right-of-Way: Ten (10) feet.
         E.   Maximum Pole or Monument Sign Height:  The maximum height of a Monument Sign shall be eight (8) feet from ground to top of sign.  The maximum height of a Pole Sign shall be fifteen (15) feet.
      (4)   Entry Signage to a residential development (qualifying as a Major Subdivision) or consolidated single family, two family or multifamily development with 10 or more units of housing.
         A.   Maximum Number:  One per entry at a public street intersection.
         B.   Permitted Type:  Monument Sign.
         C.   Maximum Area:  The maximum size of each sign permitted shall not exceed forty (40) square feet.
         D.   Minimum Setback from Street Right-of-Way:  Ten (10) feet, except when placed at the intersection of two public streets or one public street and a private driveway, where such setback shall comply with other restrictions governing obstructions at corners.  The City may direct the actual placement of such signs in a manner where they do not negatively affect sight distance and public safety.
         E.   Maximum Monument Sign Height: Eight (8) feet from ground to top of sign.
   (b)   SIGNS IN R-C AND U DISTRICTS:
      (1)   Small Scale Conditionally Permitted Uses (i.e. home occupations, bed and breakfasts, etc.):  The Planning Commission may permit signage for small scale conditional uses in a zoning district as part of the review of the Conditional Zoning Certificate for the use.  The Commission shall determine that the proposed sign is compatible with the proposed use as well as the surrounding area and that the proposed sign does not present a threat or impairment to public safety. 
If the proposed use is in a residential zoning district, the sign may not be illuminated.  Under this provision, one (1) sign may be permitted on the building with the maximum area of the sign not to exceed four (4) square feet.
      (2)   Larger Scale Conditionally Permitted Uses (i.e. churches, hospitals, schools, etc):  When a Conditionally Permitted Use is required by the Zoning Code to provide twenty (20) or more parking spaces on the site or if the size of the site exceeds one (1) acre, the Planning Commission may permit up to two (2) signs on the site as part of the review of the Conditional Zoning Certificate for the use. 
Such signs shall be reviewed and approved by the Architectural Review Board and be determined to be compatible with the development as well as the surrounding area and that the proposed signage does not present a threat or impairment to public safety.  The following additional requirements shall apply:
         A.   Maximum Number:  Two (2).  Only one (1) of the signs may be a monument sign.
         B.   Permitted Type:  Building or Monument Sign.
         C.   Maximum Area:  The total area permitted for just one sign shall not exceed twenty-five (25) square feet.  If two signs are permitted, the total area for the sum of both signs shall not exceed fifty (50) square feet.  In the case of the latter, the Commission may permit one sign to be larger than twenty-five (25) square feet as long as both signs combined do not exceed fifty (50) square feet.
         D.   Minimum Setback from Street Right-of-Way:  Ten (10) feet.
         E.   Maximum Monument Sign Height:  Eight (8) feet from ground to top of sign. 
         F.   Temporary or Special Event Signs shall be permitted subject to the provisions of Section 1165.06 of this Chapter.
      (3)   Entry Signage to a residential development (qualifying as a Major Subdivision) or consolidated single family, two family or multifamily development with 10 or more units of housing.
         A.   Maximum Number:  One per entry at a public street intersection.
         B.   Permitted Type:  Monument Sign.
         C.   Maximum Area:  The maximum size of each sign permitted shall not exceed forty (40) square feet.
         D.   Minimum Setback from Street Right-of-Way:  Ten (10) feet, except when placed at the intersection of two public streets or one public street and a private driveway, where such setback shall comply with other restrictions governing obstructions at corners.  The City may direct the actual placement of such signs in a manner where they do not negatively affect sight distance and public safety.
         E.   Maximum Monument Sign height: Eight (8) feet from ground to top of sign.
   (c)   SIGNS IN C, IC-R AND C-R DISTRICTS:
      (1)   A church, school, community center, institution or other public or quasi-public building may have signage which publicizes the name of the facility. Such sign may have an announcement or bulletin board attached to it.
         A.   Maximum Number: One (1).  The Planning Commission, at its discretion, may permit a second sign at the applicant’s request as part of a Conditional Zoning Permit review and approval when such sign is determined to be compatible with the development and the surrounding area and does not present a threat or impairment to public safety.
         B.   Permitted Type: Building, Monument or Pole Sign.
         C.   Maximum Area:  Fifty (50) square feet, except when the Planning Commission permits a second sign, the total maximum area of all signs shall not exceed one hundred (100) square feet.
         D.   Minimum Setback from Street Right-of-Way:  Ten (10) feet
         E.   Maximum Monument Sign or Pole Sign Height: Eight (8) feet from ground to top of Monument Sign and fifteen (15) feet from ground to top of Pole Sign.
      (2)   Signage related to the advertisement of a business or service conducted on the premises. Such signage shall be of permanent construction and installation.
A.   Maximum Number: Two (2).
         B.   Permitted Type: Building, Pole or Monument Sign.
         C.   Maximum Area:  The total combined area of all signage permitted on the site shall not exceed one hundred (100) square feet.
         D.   Minimum Setback from Street Right-of-Way: Ten (10) feet for Monument Sign or Pole Sign.
         E.   Maximum Monument Sign or Pole Sign Height:  Eight (8) feet from ground to top of Monument Sign and fifteen (15) feet from ground to top of Pole Sign.
         F.   Temporary, special event signage related to the advertisement of a business or service conducted on the premises as permitted under Section 1165.06 of this Chapter.
         G.   Exceptions for multiple tenant buildings and large sites:  See Section 1165.08 of this Chapter.
      (3)   Entry Signage to a residential development (qualifying as a Major Subdivision) or consolidated single family, two family or multifamily development with 10 or more units of housing.
         A.   Maximum Number: One per entry at a public street intersection.
         B.   Permitted Type:  Monument Sign.
         C.   Maximum Area:  The maximum size of each sign permitted shall not exceed forty (40) square feet.
         D.   Minimum Setback from Street Right-of-Way:  Ten (10) feet, except when placed at the intersection of two public streets or one public street and a private driveway, where such setback shall comply with other restrictions governing obstructions at corners.  The City may direct the actual placement of such signs in a manner where they do not negatively affect sight distance and public safety.
         E.   Maximum Monument Sign Height: Eight (8) feet from ground to top of sign.
   (d)   SIGNS IN C-D AND N-C DISTRICT:
      (1)   General Requirements:
         A.   Except as provided for in subsection (d)(1)C. hereof, the maximum area of all signs shall be limited to fifty (50) square feet.
         B.   As part of the maximum permitted sign area, a business may erect the following types of signs:
            1.   No more than one (1) Wall Sign.
            2.   No more than one (1) Projecting Sign or Blade Sign. Projecting and Blade signs shall be exempt from the requirement of Section 1165.09 (a)(1).
            3.   No more than one (1) Window Sign.
         C.   Additional signage beyond that permitted by subsections (d)(1) and  (2) hereof shall be permitted if any of the following conditions are met:
            1.   If a business has a secondary customer entrance facing a public street or alley, an additional Wall Sign not exceeding twelve (12) square feet in area or Blade Sign not exceeding six (6) square feet shall be permitted.
            2.   If a business has a secondary customer entrance from a parking lot, an additional Wall Sign not exceeding thirty-two (32) square feet in area or Blade Sign not exceeding six (6) square feet shall be permitted. 
            3.   Any use located on a floor other than at street level shall be permitted one (1) window sign not to exceed fifteen (15) square feet, provided however, that if such use is one of several uses served by one entrance, all uses shall be identified by one (1) common wall or window sign not to exceed twenty-five (25) square feet.
         D.   Permanent freestanding signs shall not be permitted in the “C-D” and “N-C” Districts.
         E.   All new signage and any existing signage which is to be modified in size, shape, form, display material or face replacement shall comply with any design requirements and their governing ordinances if and when adopted by the City of Kent.  No sign shall be installed or modified as just described and no zoning permit shall be issued unless a Certificate of Appropriateness has been issued by the Architectural Review Board - See Chapter 1120 of the Kent Codified Ordinances.  In cases where there is a conflict between the requirements of this Chapter and the requirements of the design requirements and their governing ordinances, the provisions of the design requirements and their governing ordinances shall apply.
      (2)   Requirements for Specific Types of Signs:
         A.   The maximum sign area for a Projecting Sign shall be twelve (12) square feet. The maximum horizontal or vertical dimension shall be four (4) feet provided that no part of the sign shall extend nearer than one (1) foot to a curb line. The lowest point of any part thereof shall be at least ten (10) feet above a sidewalk or other walkway.
         B.   Window signs, shall have a maximum area not greater than twenty- five percent (25%) of the total Window Area of the space occupied by the activity.
         C.   Temporary or special event signage shall be permitted subject to the provisions of Section 1165.06 of this Chapter.
   (e)   SIGNS IN I-R AND I DISTRICTS:
      (1)   A church, school, community center, institution or other public or quasi-public building may have signage which publicizes the name of the facility. Such sign may have an announcement or bulletin board attached to it.
         A.   Maximum Number:  One (1).  The Planning Commission, at its discretion, may permit a second sign at the applicant’s request as part of a Conditional Zoning Permit review and approval when such sign is determined to be compatible with the development and the surrounding area and does not present a threat or impairment to public safety.
         B.   Permitted Type: Building, Monument or Pole Sign.
         C.   Maximum Area:  Fifty (50) square feet, except when the Planning Commission permits a second sign, the total maximum area of all signs shall not exceed one hundred (100) square feet.
         D.   Minimum Setback from Street Right-of-Way:  Ten (10) feet.
         E.   Maximum Monument Sign or Pole Sign Height: Eight (8) feet from ground to top of Monument Sign and fifteen (15) feet from ground to top of Pole Sign. 
      (2)   Signage related to the advertisement of a business or service conducted on the premises. Such signage shall be of permanent construction and installation.
         A.   Maximum Number: Two (2), but only one sign can be a Pole Sign.
         B.   Permitted Type: Building, Monument or Pole Sign.
         C.   Maximum Area: The total combined area of all signage permitted on the site shall not exceed one hundred (100) square feet.
         D.   Minimum Setback from Street Right-of-Way:  Ten (10) feet.
         E.   Maximum Monument Sign or Pole Sign Height:  Eight (8) feet from ground to top of Monument Sign and fifteen (15) feet from ground to top of Pole Sign.
         F.   Temporary, special event signage related to the advertisement of a business or service conducted on the premises as permitted under Section 1165.06of this Chapter.
         G.   Exceptions for multiple tenant buildings and large sites:  See Section 1165.08 of this Chapter.
            (Ord. 2013-83.  Passed 8-21-13.)