4-5-10: DISTRICT REGULATIONS - C3:
Signs shall be permitted in the C3 district as follows (Lake Street Village Center Area):
   A.   Functional Types Permitted:
      1.   All signs permitted in any district without a village permit as provided in section 4-5-6 of this chapter.
      2.   Business signs.
      3.   Identification signs.
      4.   On site directory signs.
   B.   Structural Types Permitted:
      1.   Awning and canopy signs.
      2.   Temporary signs, but only as authorized in section 4-5-6 of this chapter or for construction signs.
      3.   Wall signs.
      4.   Drive-through sign, but only as authorized as part of a planned development.
   C.   Number Of Signs Permitted Per Lot:
      1.   All signs permitted in section 4-5-6 of this chapter; plus
      2.   One wall sign per zoning lot frontage for buildings with a single ground floor tenant, or one wall sign per ground floor business tenant fronting the public right of way.
   D.   Maximum Gross Surface Area Of Signs Permitted:
      1.   Total Sign Area: Unless otherwise stated in this section, the total area of all signs on a zoning lot shall not exceed one square foot per foot of zoning lot frontage; provided, however, that construction signs, real estate signs, joint identification signs, and signs allowed without permits, shall not be counted toward the total allowance gross sign surface area permitted on a zoning lot.
      2.   Individual Sign Area Limitations: The following individual sign area limitations shall apply to all signs:
         a.   Awning And Canopy Signs: Not to exceed sixty square feet per sign face. No sign identifying an individual tenant of a multi-tenant building shall cover more than five percent of the wall to which it is affixed.
         b.   Wall Signs: Not to exceed sixty square feet per sign, or not to exceed covering more than five percent of the wall to which it is affixed, whichever is less.
      3.   Multi-Tenant Buildings: Regardless of total sign area allowed for a multi-tenant building, each ground floor business tenant fronting the public right of way shall be allowed at least one sign of the following types:
         a.   Awning And Canopy Signs: A sign identifying an individual tenant of a multi-tenant building shall cover up to, but not more than five percent of the proportion of the awning or canopy area associated with the subject tenant.
         b.   Wall Signs: A sign identifying an individual tenant of a multi-tenant building shall cover up to, but not more than five percent of the proportion of the wall area associated with the subject tenant.
   E.   Maximum Height Of Signs Permitted:
      1.   Signs Without Permits: As provided in section 4-5-6 of this chapter for signs permitted pursuant to that section.
      2.   Awning And Canopy Signs: Twenty feet; all awning and canopy signs shall be at least eight feet above grade. Awning and canopy signs for individual tenants of a multi-tenant building shall be at the same height on the building to which they are affixed.
      3.   Wall Signs: Thirty feet. Permitted only on the first floor of multi-story buildings. No wall sign shall cover any architectural features of the building to which it is attached (architectural features shall include, but not be limited to: pediment, cornice, belt course, pier, windows, pilaster, roof, decorative stone or tile inlay, kick plate/bulkhead, raised or colored brick pattern, and corbel). Wall signs for individual tenants of a multi-tenant building shall be at the same height on the building to which they are affixed. Wall signs for individual tenants of a multi-tenant building shall be of the same type/font and overall design and color.
   F.   Minimum Setback Required:
      1.   Signs Without Permits: As provided in section 4-5-6 of this chapter for signs permitted pursuant to that section.
      2.   Monument Signs: Three feet from "right of way" and five feet from all other lot lines. All monument signs shall be located outside of the "sight triangles".
   G.   Illumination:
      1.   Signs Without Permits: Signs permitted pursuant to section 4-5-6 of this chapter shall be illuminated only as permitted in that section.
      2.   Awning And Canopy Signs: Can only be illuminated using a direct light source. Direct illumination shall be aimed at the exterior of the awning/canopy.
      3.   Monument Signs: Monument signs shall be backlit, directly lit, or internally illuminated. All letters must be individually affixed. Any direct light source shall be concealed from view from the right of way. The sign area backing shall not be internally illuminated.
      4.   Wall Signs: Letters shall be individually affixed to walls of a building and be either internally illuminated or backlit. (Ord. 3392, 9-12-2011)