§ 153.172  SPECIFICATIONS FOR SIGNS REQUIRING A PERMIT.
   (A)   Generally.  The following are general specifications applicable to the various permitted signs. Additional specifications regarding size, number, location and permitted types of signs are set forth in the individual zoning districts.
   (B)   Wall sign.
      (1)   The maximum permitted aggregate area of wall signs per premises may be increased beyond that which is normally allowed using either (but not both) of the following methods (only division (B)(1)(b) of this section shall be allowed for business within shopping centers):
         (a)   If a freestanding sign is not used on the premises, the aggregate area of wall signs may be increased by 25% per premises, provided however, no increase shall be allowed in the C-B District.
         (b)   In the G-B and P-B Districts the aggregate area of all wall signs per premises may be increased based on the distance the principal building is set back from the required front setback line. The increase shall be in accordance with the following table, provided however, any increase shall not allow the aggregate sign size to exceed 10% of the front wall area of the premises to which the sign is located.
Principal Building Distance Setback From the Required Front Setback
Allowed Aggregate Area Wall Sign Area Increase
Principal Building Distance Setback From the Required Front Setback
Allowed Aggregate Area Wall Sign Area Increase
0 - 49 ft.
0%
50 - 99 ft.
25%
100 - 149 ft.
50%
150 - 199 ft.
75%
200 - 249 ft.
100%
250 - 299 ft.
125%
300 - 349 ft.
150%
350 - 399 ft.
175%
400 - ft. or more
200%
 
      (2)   No wall sign shall project more than 18 inches from the building wall. Further, no wall sign or its supporting structure shall cover any window or part of a window.
      (3)   Canopy and awning signs may be substituted for part or all of the allowable wall signage per premises. Signs may be painted or printed onto a canopy or awning. In no instance shall any canopy or awning sign extend into a street right-of-way. This division shall not apply to the C-B District. For canopy and awning sign regulations for the C-B District, see § 153.170(C).
      (4)   A projecting sign may be substituted for part or all of the allowable wall signage per premises. A projecting sign shall not project more than four feet from a building. Except as provided in § 153.171 of this chapter, a projecting sign shall not extend into a street right-of-way.
      (5)   In the C-B District a projecting sign may extend over a public sidewalk by being attached to the building face, canopy or awning provided the sign is at least eight feet above the surface of the sidewalk and is no more than eight square feet in size.
   (C)   Freestanding signs.
      (1)   All freestanding signs shall be located behind the street right-of-way. Any sign greater than three feet in height as measured from the grade of the road upon which it fronts shall be located outside the required sight triangle as defined in § 153.031 of this chapter.
      (2)   The bottom of the sign face of any pole sign, which is located within five feet of the street right-of-way, shall be at least ten feet in height as measured from the grade.
      (3)   No freestanding sign shall be located closer than five feet to any adjacent side lot line.
      (4)   A freestanding sign may only be located along (and visible from) a street from which the principal building containing the use being identified is set back at least 15 feet from the right-of-way of the street. If no such area exists on the premises then no freestanding sign may be erected.
(Prior UDO, § 9.13)  (Ord. ZTA-1-2016, passed 2-4-2016)  Penalty, see § 153.999