§ 153.038  GENERAL BUSINESS, HEAVY COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL DISTRICTS.
   The following signs are permitted in the C-3, C-4 and I Districts, except for said zoning districts along the city’s Expressway Corridor (as defined in this chapter).
   (A)   On-premises signs. The following on-premises signs shall be permitted, limited to a combination of any two of the following permanent signs per business site, unless otherwise specified:
      (1)   Accessory sign: allowed as required.
         (a)   Minimum setback is five feet to all property lines.
         (b)   Maximum size to be no more than 20 square feet.
         (c)   Maximum height to be no more than ten feet.
      (2)   Canopy sign: shall be limited to one permanent sign per business and shall comply with the prevailing Building Code.
      (3)   Changeable copy sign:
         (a)   Minimum setback shall be five feet to all property lines.
         (b)   Maximum size to be no more than 100 square feet
         (c)   Maximum height to be no more than 20 feet.
      (4)   Directory sign:
         (a)   Minimum setback shall be five feet to all property lines.
         (b)   Maximum size to be no more than 40 square feet.
         (c)   Maximum height to be no more than 20 feet.
      (5)   Ground or tenant sign: in the case of a multi-unit building, one ground pole or tenant sign, will be allowed per site.
         (a)   Minimum setback shall be five feet to all property lines.
         (b)   Maximum size: one square foot per every linear foot of frontage to a public street, not to exceed 200 square feet per face. In the case of a multi-unit complex, a tenant sign may not exceed 200 square feet.
         (c)   Maximum height: 50 feet, however, properties commercially or industrially zoned that are within 1,200 feet from the Expressway Corridor and having frontage to a state-maintained road or thoroughfare, shall have increased height consideration from 50 feet to 60 feet.
      (6)   Marquee sign: shall be limited to one permanent sign per site and shall comply with the prevailing Building Code. Size of marquee shall not exceed eight feet in width and 32 feet in length.
      (7)   Subdivision sign:
         (a)   Minimum setback: attached to fence or wall at the entrance of a subdivision;
         (b)   Maximum size shall not exceed 40 square feet on each side of the entrance to the subdivision; and
         (c)   Maximum height shall be no more than ten feet.
      (8)   Wall sign: shall be limited to four per premises, of which there shall be no more than one facing each direction. Wall signs shall comply with the prevailing Building Code.
         (a)   Maximum 10% of wall face, but no more than 500 square feet; any wall sign over 500 square feet, but at 10% of the wall face, shall require the prior approval of the Planning and Zoning Commission. Wall signs proposed along the Expressway Corridor and secondary arterials, but zoned C-1 and C-2 shall still only be permitted to have a maximum 64-square foot wall signs.
         (b)   Building setback: attached or painted to wall.
   (B)   Temporary signs. Temporary signs shall be limited to one temporary sign per site and shall comply with all provisions of this chapter.
      (1)   Banner signs: shall be limited to one temporary banner per lot and shall not exceed three feet in width. Such signs may be displayed for a period of no more than 30 consecutive calendar days. A permit shall be required for all banner signs.
      (2)   Construction sign: shall be limited to one temporary construction sign for each project or development and shall comply with all provisions of this chapter.
         (a)   Minimum setback shall be not less than five feet to property lines.
         (b)   Maximum size shall be no more than 40 square feet.
         (c)   Maximum height shall not be more than ten feet.
      (3)   Portable signs shall be permitted on an “on-premises” basis and only during the business grand opening date which commences from the date the city issues a business permit for such business. Portable signs shall be removed no later than 30 calendar days from the grand opening date. No portable signs shall be otherwise permitted. Portable signs existing at the time of the passage of this chapter shall be amortized and remain as is; however, once six months elapse, such signs shall be removed from the property where it is not visible to the public.
      (4)   Political sign: shall be limited to temporary signs and shall be placed at no less than 20-foot intervals from each other. Such signs shall be removed from the premises within 15 calendar days after the results of the election for which such signs are placed.
         (a)   Minimum setback: may be placed up to the property line.
         (b)   Maximum size shall not exceed 40 square feet.
         (c)   Maximum height shall not be more than ten feet.
      (5)   Portable sign: shall comply as follows.
         (a)   Minimum setback shall be five feet to all property lines.
         (b)   Maximum size shall not be over 40 square feet.
         (c)   Maximum height shall not be over ten feet.
      (6)   Real estate sign: shall be limited to one temporary sign per approved site. Such signs may be erected no more than 30 days prior to construction.
         (a)   Minimum setback shall be five feet to all property lines.
         (b)   Maximum size shall not be over 40 square feet.
         (c)   Maximum height shall not be over ten feet.
      (7)   Street banner sign shall be allowed on special occasions with the permission of the City Manager and the Police Chief. Such signs shall in no way affect traffic flow or visibility.
   (C)   Off-premises signs. The following off-premises signs shall be limited to one per site. A person may not place a sign on the property of another without first obtaining written permission from the owner or the owner’s authorized agent.
      (1)   Bench sign. Bench signs shall be permitted subject to approval of the Planning Director and the City Manager’s office which shall consider their placement, number and spacing of bench signs prior to any approval or conditional approval.
      (2)   Billboard sign. Off-premises billboard signs shall not be permitted in the General Business (C-3), the Heavy Commercial (C-4) or the Industrial (I) Districts, except as provided for in the Expressway Corridor and the secondary arterial corridors.
(Ord. 2016-07A, passed 8-9-2016)