§ 156.342 EXCEPTIONS.
   Sections 156.335 through 156.341 do not apply to:
   (A)   Any sign or billboard not visible to motorists or pedestrians on any public highway, street or alley;
   (B)   Any sign, traffic sign or billboard installed or maintained by the state, the county or the city; and
   (C)   Property in the L-1 District and adjacent to an interstate expressway. The following provisions apply to advertising signs within 660 feet of the right-of-way of I-294 or I-57, providing the zoning lot is immediately adjacent to the right-of-way and not separated from the right-of-way by any road or street incorporated within the city’s street system or otherwise by property dedicated to the city for a public purpose.
      (1)   Size; area. No individual sign shall exceed 40 feet in vertical measurement, nor 60 feet in total length, or be more than 1,200 square feet in area.
      (2)   Lighting. No sign may be erected which contains, includes or is illuminated by any flashing, intermittent or moving light or lights.
      (3)   Spacing. No two sign structures on the same side of I-294 or I-57 shall be erected less than 500 feet apart.
      (4)   Height. No advertising sign shall project higher than 120 feet above the curb level of the interstate expressway.
(Prior Code, § 156.277) (Ord. 85-O-1177, passed 6-5-1985; Ord. 98-O-1645, passed 6-17-1998)