§ 153.039  EXPRESSWAY CORRIDOR AND SECONDARY ARTERIAL CORRIDOR DISTRICTS.
   This section specifies which signs are permitted in the city’s Expressway Corridor and secondary arterials.
   (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 and/or commercially or industrially zoned site, unless otherwise specified:
      (1)   Accessory sign:
         (a)   Minimum setback shall be five feet to property lines;
         (b)   Maximum size shall be no more than 60 square feet;
         (c)   Maximum height shall be no more than 18 feet;
         (d)   Separation: 50 feet from any other sign or accessory sign; and
         (e)   Landscaping: one square foot of landscaping around the proposed accessory sign per every square foot of accessory sign’s face.
      (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 property lines;
         (b)   Maximum size shall be no more than 484 square feet; and
         (c)   Maximum height shall not be over 60 feet.
      (4)   Directory sign:
         (a)   Minimum setback shall be five feet to property lines;
         (b)   Maximum size shall not be over 40 square feet; and
         (c)   Maximum height shall not be over 20 feet.
      (5)   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. Any portable sign existing at the time of the passage of this chapter shall be amortized and remain as is; however, once six months elapse from the passage of this chapter, such signs shall be removed from the property where it is not visible to the public as alerted in writing by the city to the owners/tenants of the subject property.
      (6)   Ground or tenant sign: in the case of a multi-unit building, one ground or tenant sign will be allowed per site.
         (a)   Minimum setback shall be five feet to property lines.
         (b)   Maximum size shall not be over 800 square feet (maximum four faces).
         (c)   Maximum height shall not be over 80 feet.
      (7)   Marquee sign: shall be limited to one permanent sign per site and shall comply with the prevailing Building Code. Size of marquee cannot exceed eight feet in width and 32 feet in length.
      (8)   Roof sign: shall be limited to one permanent sign per site and shall comply with the prevailing Building Code. Size of roof sign cannot exceed four feet in height and 16 feet in length.
      (9)   Subdivision sign:
         (a)   Minimum setback: attached to fence or wall at the entrances of the subdivision;
         (b)   Maximum size shall not be over 40 square feet on each side of entrance(s) to the subdivision; and
         (c)   Maximum height shall not be over ten feet in height.
      (10)   Wall sign: shall be limited to four per premises, of which there shall be no more than one wall sign 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 site plan approval by 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)   Maximum setback: attached or painted on the structure’s wall.
   (B)   Temporary signs. Temporary signs shall be permitted as listed in this section. Such signs shall be limited to one temporary sign per site.
      (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 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.
         (a)   Minimum setback shall be five feet to property lines.
         (b)   Maximum size shall not exceed 40 square feet.
         (c)   Maximum height shall not be over ten feet.
      (3)   Political sign: shall be limited to one temporary sign including the 20-foot interval to other signs on adjoining properties. All such political signs shall be removed within 15 calendar days after the final results of the election for which the signs are placed.
         (a)   Minimum setback: may be anywhere within the property.
         (b)   Maximum size shall not exceed 40 square feet.
         (c)   Maximum height shall not exceed ten feet.
      (4)   Portable signs shall comply with the following.
         (a)   Minimum setback shall be five feet to property lines.
         (b)   Maximum size shall not exceed 40 square feet.
         (c)   Maximum height shall not exceed ten feet.
      (5)   Real estate sign: shall be limited to one temporary sign per approved site. Such signs may be erected no more than 30 calendar days prior to construction and shall comply with the following.
         (a)   Minimum setback shall be five feet to the property lines.
         (b)   Maximum size shall not exceed 40 square feet.
         (c)   Maximum height shall not exceed ten feet.
      (6)   Street banner sign: shall be allowed on special occasions with the permission of the City Manager and the Police Chief. Such banner signs shall in no way affect traffic flow or obstruct visibility.
   (C)   Off-premises signs. The following off-premises signs shall be permitted, 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. The placement, number and spacing of bench signs shall be factored in prior to any approval or conditional approval.
      (2)   Billboard sign - Expressway Corridor. Billboard signs shall only be permitted along the commercially or industrially zoned properties along the Expressway Corridor, and to a lesser degree, along the defined secondary arterial corridor, and no billboard, new or its replacement, shall be permitted along any other street, arterial or thoroughfare.
         (a)   Minimum setback shall be five feet to property lines.
         (b)   Maximum size shall not be over 672 square feet per face (maximum two faces).
         (c)   Maximum height shall not be over 80 feet.
         (d)   Spacing: off-premises billboards shall not be erected within 1,500 feet of any other off-premises sign, said spacing radius to also include any other off-premises sign that may be located on the opposite side of the expressway.
         (e)   Any billboard sign that proposed LED lights and/or electronic or motorized motion components shall first be approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission under site plan approval and then presented to the City Council for its final action. Any contractor proposing such type signs must also provide the LED details on illumination, brightness, timed intervals for rotating messages and the like.
      (3)   Billboard sign - Secondary Arterial Corridor. Billboard signs along the defined Secondary Arterial Corridor shall comply with the following requirements when such properties are commercially or industrially zoned.
         (a)   Minimum setback shall be five feet to property lines.
         (b)   Maximum size shall not be over 484 square feet per face (maximum two faces).
         (c)   Maximum height shall not be over 60 feet.
         (d)   Spacing: off-premises billboards shall not be erected within 1,320 feet from any other billboard sign, and shall be beyond a 1,000-foot radius of institutional uses such as a church, park or school, and located so as to not create traffic or a visual nuisance. There shall be no electronic or LED billboard signs along the secondary arterial corridor.
(Ord. 2016-07A, passed 8-9-2016)