SEC. 16-605.  SIGNS IN RESIDENTIAL ZONES.
   (A)   The following signs are permitted in the C-R, R-1, R-B-1, R-W-1, R-W-2, and R-2 zones:
      (1)   One temporary unlighted single- or double-faced free-standing sign not more than six square feet in area per side or one temporary attached sign not more than six square feet in area, and not located closer than 10 feet to any property line, pertaining to the sale or lease of the property or premises upon which displayed. A noncommercial sign may be substituted for either such sign, subject to the same criteria.
      (2)   Signs not more than one square foot in area, identifying the property, owner, or tenant; prohibiting trespassing or solicitation or like activities; or a noncommercial sign not more than one square foot in area.
      (3)   Churches and other related uses allowed by special use permit in the foregoing residential zones may be allowed free-standing, attached or wall signs as part of a special use permit, provided that said signs do not exceed 8 feet in height and 24 square feet in area.  Such signs shall not project above the top of the building face or wall.
      (4)   Subdivision signs as permitted in section 16-612.
      (5)   One unlighted or softly backlighted sign attached to the building no larger than one square foot per dwelling unit, and in no case exceeding a total of 25 square feet for each project, identifying the name and address of an apartment or condominium project and containing no other information.
      (6)   Where walls or solid fences are permitted by this chapter for residential projects of five or more units, unlighted or backlighted wall signs may be attached to such walls provided that such signs do not project above the top of the wall and the total area of the signs does not exceed one square foot per dwelling unit or a total of 35 square feet.  Such signs may display only the name and address of the residential project.
   (B)   Only the following signs are permitted in the MH-PD, R-3 and R-4 zones:
      (1)   All signs permitted in subsection (A) above.
      (2)   One unlighted or softly backlighted sign attached to the building no larger than one square foot per dwelling unit, and in no case exceeding a total of 50 square feet, identifying the name and address of an apartment or condominium project and containing no other information.
      (3)   Where walls or solid fences are permitted by this chapter for residential projects of five or more units, unlighted or backlighted wall signs may be attached to such walls or fences, provided that signs do not project above the top of the wall or fence and that the total area of the signs does not exceed an area equal to the sign area permitted in subsection (A)(6) above.  Such signs may display the name and address of the residential project only.
      (4)   One unlighted “rental information” sign per street frontage, attached to the building face, no larger than one square foot per unit and not exceeding 15 square feet of total sign area.
   (C)   Monument signs which meet the following standards are permitted in the R-2, R-3, R-4 and M-H-PD zones:
      (1)   One sign for each street frontage or two signs per major entrance to the development are permitted for townhouse, condominium and apartment projects containing at least 12 residential units.
      (2)   The maximum height of the sign shall not exceed five feet as measured from grade level.  The sign shall be located a minimum of five feet from any property line and in a landscaped area.
      (3)   The total aggregate sign area shall not exceed 24 square feet.  The sign copy shall be limited to the name and address of the proposed residential development.
      (4)   The style and building materials of the sign shall be compatible with the building and shall be subject to approval by the director.
(`64 Code, Sec. 34-183)  (Ord. No. 1573, 1861, 1914, 2687)