173.07  SIGNS IN COMMERCIAL ZONES AND THE PUBLIC ZONE.
   1.   Development Complexes/Multi-Tenant Buildings.  Development complexes shall be permitted one ground sign per public street frontage.  The maximum permitted sign area for each development complex sign shall be as provided within the applicable zoning district, plus 10 additional square feet per business, enterprise, institution or franchise within development complex, but no more than 50 percent of the base allowable sign area.
   2.   Business and Public Use Signs.  Each enterprise, institution, or business shall be permitted wall signs, one canopy sign per street frontage, and one ground sign per public street frontage, subject to the following maximum size requirements.  Multiple businesses in the same building shall apportion façade length, building wall, and street frontage such that any maximum size requirement is not exceeded for a particular property. 
      A.   Maximum Wall Sign Area.  The total area of wall signage shall not exceed the following requirements for each building wall to which the signage is attached.
         (1)   In the C-1-A, C-1-B, and Public districts, one square foot for each lineal foot of building wall when viewed in elevation, not to exceed the following maximums::
            (a)   40 square feet for building walls up to 50 feet in length..
            (b)   80 square feet for building walls over 50 feet in length.
         (2)   In the C-2-A and C-3 zone districts, two square feet for each lineal foot of building wall when viewed in elevation, not to exceed 300 square feet.
      B.   Maximum Ground Sign Area.
         (1)   In the C-1-A and Public districts, one ground sign is permitted per public street access.  The surface area for each sign shall not exceed 50 square feet, except for development complexes as specified in section 173.07(1), and the height shall not exceed 20 feet.
         (2)   In the C-1-B zone district, one ground sign is permitted per street frontage.  The surface area for each sign shall not exceed 50 square feet, except for development complexes as specified in section 173.07(1), and the height shall not exceed 20 feet.
         (3)   In the C-2-A and C-3 zone districts, one ground sign is permitted per street frontage.  The surface area for each sign shall not exceed 100 square feet, except for development complexes as specified in section 173.07(1), and the height shall not exceed 24 feet.
      C.   Canopy Sign Area and Dimensions.
         (1)   The maximum allowable sign area shall be one square foot for each lineal foot of width of the canopy, awning, or similar structure from which the sign is attached, as measured perpendicular to the building wall.
         (2)   The maximum allowable horizontal length of a canopy sign shall be equal to the width of the canopy, awning, or similar structure from which the sign is attached, as measured perpendicular to the building wall.
         (3)   The minimum vertical clearance between the lower edge of a canopy or awning and the ground shall be eight feet.
(Ord. 2016-05 - Aug. 16 Supp.)