(a)    Proposals for signs on properties within the Historic District Overlay, regardless of zoning district, shall consult the guidelines provided by the Historical Architecture Preservation Commission and shall follow the procedures for approval contained therein. 
   (b)   No signs are permitted other than those specifically permitted in this Code.
   (c)   The time, place, and manner of signs shall be regulated to protect the public health, safety, and general welfare as follows, unless specifically provided elsewhere in this chapter.
   (d)   Design.
      (1)   Signs shall only describe or direct attention to a nonresidential occupant, business, commodity, service, person, product, service, or entertainment produced, provided, conducted, sold, offered, or performed on the same premises on which the sign is displayed.
      (2)   No sign shall approximate the design or effect of public traffic control sign.
      (3)   No sign shall be painted directly upon a residential structure.
      (4)   No wall sign shall project more than 1 inch from the side of a building or structure that is adjacent to a public alley.
      (5)   The following signs are specifically prohibited: moving signs, flashing or animated signs, balloons, gas or other inflated signs, portable signs, searchlights, streamers, spinners, pennants, flags (except as specifically permitted in this Chapter), and the like.
   (e)   Location.
      (1)   No freestanding sign shall be closer to a lot line or the public right-of-way than the height of the sign, except as specifically exempted in this Chapter.
      (2)   No sign shall be attached to a standpipe, fire escape, utility pole, utility cabinet, or other utility or safety device.
      (3)   No sign shall be attached to a tree or other natural vegetation.
      (4)   No sign shall be upon or project above a roof line.
      (5)   Any wall sign that extends more than 3 inches from the surface to which it is attached shall be a minimum of 8 feet above the adjacent ground.
      (6)   No sign or sign structure shall be attached in a place that is likely to restrict the view of any street intersection, railroad crossing, or pedestrian crosswalk.
      (7)   No sign shall be attached in a place or manner that is likely to restrict free ingress or egress from any door, window, or fire escape.
   (f)   Illumination.
      (1)   Sign shall be only naturally illuminated unless specifically permitted to be direct or indirect illumination elsewhere in this Chapter.
      (2)   No sign illumination shall be permitted that casts light towards a right-of-way or that casts light into an adjoining residential zoning district or where a light source is directly visible from off of the site.
         (Ord. 3365.  Passed 8-16-16.)