§ 16.72.110  PERMANENT SIGNS.
   Permit required.
   A.   Awnings and Canopies.
      1.   Awning and canopy signs are permitted for non-residential uses in the commercial, office, and industrial zoning districts.
      2.   Printing on any awning or canopy sign is limited twenty-five percent (25%) of the awning surface.
      3.   Awnings and canopies must comply with the requirements of § 16.60.030 (Permitted Encroachments).
      4.   Awning and canopy signs shall be constructed durable, weather-resistant material like canvas, canvas-like material, nylon, vinyl-coated fabric, metal, or plastic. Back-lit awnings and canopies are prohibited.
      5.   When feasible, awnings should generally align with adjacent awnings to maintain a sense of visual continuity. Awnings and canopies shall
fit the opening of the building and be positioned so that distinctive architectural features remain visible.
      6.   The provisions of this section do not apply to signs mounted to the roof sheltering fuel pumps at gas stations. Such signs are regulated as wall signs.
      7.   Digital sign components are prohibited.
Figure 16.72-7:  Awnings and Canopies
 
   B.   Ground Signs.
      1 .    Ground signs are permitted for residenti al subdivisi ons, multifamily developments, agricultural, and non-residential uses in all districts. In certain districts, as shown in Table 16.72-1: Ground Sign Regulations, only one type of ground sign may be allowed.
      2.   One (1) ground sign, whether pole or monument, is permitted per street frontage of a lot. Where a lot has over two hundred (200) feet of street frontage, an additional ground sign is permitted for each one hundred (100) feet of street frontage over the initial two hundred (200) feet. A minimum fifty-foot (50') separation is required between ground signs.
      3.   Ground signs shall be set back a minimum of five (5) feet from any side lot line and ten (10) feet from any front lot line. No part of a ground sign may encroach onto a public right-of-way.
      4.    Ground monument signs may be internally or externally illuminated. Ground pole signs may only be internally illuminated.
      5.    A digital sign component is allowed as part of a permitted ground sign as follows:
         a.   Non-residential uses are permitted a digital sign component.
         b.   The digital sign component is limited to seventy-five (75%) of the total sign area.
      6.   Ground signs shall be constructed of wood, stone, concrete, metal, or plastic.
      7.   Ground sign permissions, heights, and sign areas are limited as shown in Table 16.72-1.
 
TABLE 16.72-1:  GROUND SIGN REGULATIONS
MONUMENT
POLE
MAXIMUM SIGN AREA
MAXIMUM SIGN HEIGHT
MAXIMUM SIGN AREA
MAXIMUM SIGN HEIGHT
Agricultural Zoning Districts
A-1 District
32sf
6'
40 sf
20'
A-2 District
32sf
6'
40 sf
20'
Residential Zoning Districts
E-5 District
32sf
6'
Prohibited
Prohibited
E-3 District
32sf
6'
Prohibited
Prohibited
E-2 District
32sf
6'
Prohibited
Prohibited
E-1 District
32sf
6'
Prohibited
Prohibited
R-1 District
32sf
6'
Prohibited
Prohibited
R-2 District
32sf
6'
Prohibited
Prohibited
R-3 District
32sf
6'
Prohibited
Prohibited
Commercial Zoning Districts
B-1 District
32sf
6'
40 sf
20'
B-2 District
32sf
6'
40 sf
20'
B-3 District
50sf
8'
60 sf
25'
Office and Industrial Zoning Districts
O District
50sf
8'
60 sf
25'
I-1 District
50sf
8'
60 sf
25'
I-2 District
50sf
8'
60 sf
25'
 
Figure 16.72-8:  Ground Sign
 
   C.   Projecting Sign.
      1.   Projecting signs are permitted for non-residential uses in the commercial, office, and industrial zoning districts.
      2.   One (1) projecting sign of a maximum of forty (40) square feet is permitted per ground floor establishment with street frontage. In the case of a multi-tenant building, one (1) additional projecting sign identifying the name of the multi-tenant development is permitted.
      3.   Projecting signs cannot project more than four (4) feet from the face of the building to which they are attached, including the area between the sign and the face of the building. Projecting signs shall not extend beyond a point two (2) feet from the curb line.
      4.   Projecting signs must be constructed of wood, metal, durable, weather-resistant material like canvas, canvas-like material, nylon or vinyl-coated fabric, or plastic. Projecting signs constructed of material must be mounted so that they are held taut between support posts.
      5.   The bottom of any projecting sign shall be at least seven feet and six inches (7'6") above the sidewalk or thoroughfare. No projecting sign affixed to a building may project higher than the building height, including the sign support structure.
      6.   External illumination, such as goose-neck type lighting, is permitted on projecting signs provided that illumination is concentrated on the area of the sign face only. Projecting signs may be internally illuminated.
      7.   Projecting signs shall not contain a digital sign component.
Figure 16.72-9:  Projecting Sign
 
   D.   Wall Sign.
      1.   Each business is permitted one (1) wall sign per building wall, with a maximum of two (2) wall signs per business.
      2.   The maximum size of a wall sign is established at one (1) square foot per linear foot of building facade (calculated for each individual business) where the wall sign will be mounted, or sixty (60) square feet, whichever is greater.
      3.   Wall signs shall be affixed flat against the building wall and shall not project more than eighteen (18) inches from the building wall. No wall sign affixed to a structure, including sign support structure, may project beyond the ends or top of the wall to which it is attached. However, wall signs may be mounted on a pitched roof, but the sign, including all support structures, may not exceed the peak of the roof.
      4.   Wall signs must be constructed of wood, metal, plastic, or durable, weather-resistant material like canvas, canvas-like material, nylon, or vinyl-coated fabric. Wall signs constructed of material must be held taut within frames.
      5.   Wall signs may be internally or externally illuminated.
      6.   A digital sign component is allowed as part of a permitted wall sign as follows:
         a.    Non-residential uses are permitted an digital sign component.
         b.   The digital sign component is limited to seventy-five (75%) of the total sign area.
      7.   Wall signs must maintain a minimum vertical clearance of seven feet and six inches (7' 6") above the ground.
Figure 16.72-10: Wall Sign
 
(Ord. O-201410-10-035, passed 10-14-2014; Ord. O-201601-ZBA-006, passed 1-19-2016; Ord. O-201603-ZBA-010, passed 3-17-2016, § 18.11; Ord. O-201803-ZBA-10-08, passed 3-19-2018; Ord. O-201808-10-033, passed 8-21-2018)