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A wall sign shall comply with the following requirements:
(A) (1) A wall sign shall consist of individual letters with faces and returns of complimentary colors.
(2) The sign shall not project beyond the building for a distance of more than 12 inches. If illumination is to be provided, the sign shall be internally illuminated or backlighted, so as to prevent glare upon the street or adjacent property.
(B) A wall sign shall be constructed of incombustible materials, except that moldings and capping may be made of wood. A wall sign shall be safely and adequately attached to the building. No wall sign shall cover the doors or windows of a building or otherwise prevent free ingress and egress to or from any window, door or fire escape of a building.
(C) A wall sign shall not extend downward nearer than ten feet to the ground.
(D) No wall sign shall extend above the roof line.
(E) A building occupied by a single occupant that is not on a corner lot may have a wall sign with an area up to 10% of the area of the front wall of the building on which the sign is to be installed. The maximum permitted sign area on any one building occupied by a single user shall not exceed 250 square feet.
(F) A building occupied by a single occupant that is located on a corner lot may have one wall sign on each street frontage, not exceeding the size limitations as set forth in division (E) above for each sign.
(G) A building with multiple occupants that is not on a corner lot shall be permitted to have one wall sign no greater than 50 square feet, depicting the name or use of the building. In addition, each ground floor occupant who has a separate main business entrance may erect a wall sign which may be 10% of the front wall area of the business, but not greater than 100 square feet.
(H) A building with multiple occupants that is on a corner lot shall be permitted to have one wall sign no greater than 50 square feet, depicting the name or use of the building. In addition, each ground floor occupant where it has its main entrance may erect one wall sign on each street frontage, of up to 10% of the wall area facing the street, but not greater than 100 square feet for each sign.
(Ord. 2002-09, passed 4-3-02) Penalty, see § 10.99