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For the purposes of this subchapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning:
AREA OF SIGN. The total area of the sign face, which is used to display a message or attract attention, not including its supporting structures.
BANNER SIGN. A cloth, plastic or other soft material sign placed flat against the façade of a building. No banner sign shall flap or move with the wind.
FREESTANDING SIGN. A sign that is set firmly in or upon the ground surface and is not attached to any building or other structure.
ON-PREMISES SIGN. A permanent sign used by one or more principal non-residential uses on a property.
PRINCIPAL NON-RESIDENTIAL USE. The primary or predominant use or structure of any lot, as distinguished from accessory uses and structures, where such primary or predominant use is one that does not consist of housing.
RENT/SALE SIGN. A temporary sign allowed on a lot or building that is currently offered for sale or lease, and that is typically restricted to a certain time frame and used to advertise the premises or a portion thereof for sale or lease.
SIGN. Any display to public view of letters, devices, structures, fixtures, displays, emblems, pictures, placards, or any parts or combinations thereof designed to direct, announce or inform.
SMALL FREESTANDING ON-PREMISES SIGN. A freestanding temporary on-premises sign that is no greater than 12 square feet in area for each sign face.
TEMPORARY BANNER SIGN. A cloth, plastic or other soft material sign placed flat against the façade of a building and permitted to be displayed on a temporary basis in accordance with this subchapter.
TEMPORARY FREESTANDING ON-PREMISES SIGN. A non-permanent on-premises sign, each face of which is no greater than 32 square feet in area. This type of sign requires a permit from the Building Official or designee and is restricted to a specific time frame.
TEMPORARY SIGN. A sign whose removal within a specified period of time is required by Chapter 8 of the Land Development Code and which complies with the appropriate regulations of that chapter.
WINDOW. The combined area of glazing within a wall opening.
WINDOW SIGN. A type of temporary on-premises sign that is placed inside a window, or applied or attached to windowpanes or glass, and which is visible from the exterior of the window. Signs that are permanently painted or otherwise permanently affixed to the window shall be considered window attached signs (permanently in this case means that to remove the sign the glass on which it is attached must also be removed).
(Metro Ord. No. 151-2010, approved 8-16-2010)