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(A) Agricultural and residential districts. On or after the effective date of this chapter, no sign other than those listed in § 152.144 shall be erected in the Agricultural District or in any residential district.
(B) Business and industrial districts. No establishment located in any business district or in the Industrial District shall display on any street front a total area of sign in excess of the allowance derived by application of the formula set forth in § 152.137. Additionally, signs in any business district or in the Industrial District shall conform to the requirements indicated in the divisions (B)(1) through (6) below.
(1) Flush-mounted signs. No flush-mounted (wall) sign shall:
(a) Project more than 18 inches from the wall or surface to which it is attached; or
(b) Extend above the roof line of the building to which it is attached.
(2) Window signs. Signs permanently (that is, longer than 30 days) mounted in display windows shall be debited against the sign area allowance of the particular establishment; window signs mounted for shorter periods shall not be debited.
(3) Projecting signs. No establishment shall display more than one projecting sign on any street front. No projecting sign shall:
(a) Project above the roof line of the building to which it is attached; or
(b) Extend below a point eight feet above the ground or pavement; or
(c) Project over a driveway or beyond the curbline of any public street; or
(d) Project more than four feet from the building to which it is attached; or
(e) Exceed 16 square feet in area.
(4) Canopy or marquee signs. Signs mounted flush on any canopy or marquee shall be considered flush-mounted (wall) signs, and shall meet the requirements of division (B)(1) of this section. Signs suspended beneath a canopy or marquee shall be considered projecting signs, and shall meet the requirements of division (B)(3) of this section.
(5) Freestanding signs. No establishment shall display more than one freestanding sign on any street front. Freestanding signs, whether mounted on the ground or post mounted, shall comply with the following regulations:
(a) No part of any freestanding sign shall intrude into any public right-of-way. No part of any freestanding sign that extends below a point ten feet above the ground or pavement shall be located closer than ten feet from the public right-of-way line.
(b) The area of any freestanding sign, calculated in accordance with § 152.137, shall not exceed 100 square feet.
(c) When attached to its structural supports, no part of any freestanding sign shall extend more than 20 feet above the ground or pavement.
(d) The length or width of any freestanding sign shall not exceed 12 feet.
(6) Billboards. Billboards (and other off-premises advertising signs) are strictly prohibited in every district except the Industrial District. No billboard shall:
(a) Be stacked on top of another billboard;
(b) Be located closer than 25 feet to any lot line or any public right-of-way;
(c) Be located closer than 500 feet from any other billboard on the same side of the roadway;
(d) Extend more than 20 feet above the ground or pavement; or
(e) Exceed 300 square feet in area.
(7) Roof-mounted sign. Roof-mounted signs will be allowed on the roofs of buildings provided they:
(a) Do not extend higher than the highest point of the roof they are attached.
(b) The area of any roof-mounted sign, calculated in accordance with § 152.137 , shall not exceed 100 square feet.
(8) Single-story building with multiple tenants on a single zoned lot.
(a) Each tenant having a grade-level, public entry from a commercial street, or a side street contiguous with the subject property, or which faces a driveway or parking lot located between the street and the building, is entitled to one wall sign.
(b) Wall sign area, as computed by § 152.137, is restricted to two square feet of sign face per lineal foot of tenant frontage on a commercial street.
(c) Maximum sign area per tenant is restricted to 100 square feet.
(Ord. 491, passed 6-16-86; Am. Ord. 744, passed - -; Am. Ord. 1197, passed 8-26-19)