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(a) Accessory Signs. An accessory sign, as allowed by this Code, may be mounted on the same sign structure as a permanent freestanding sign, provided that the accessory sign shall have a maximum area that is no more than 50 percent of the area of the off-site sign face on the same sign structure, and provided that the maximum total area and height allowed within a land use zoning district is not exceeded.
(b) Complex or Center Occupant Signs. Complex or center occupant signs shall be allowed in conjunction with individual occupants within a shopping center, business, or other complex. The complex or center occupant sign shall also include the use of one five square foot pedestrian walkway sign for each occupant within the complex or center, in addition to other sign configurations and sign area allowed by the land use zoning district.
(c) Freestanding Signs - General.
(1) Unless otherwise specified by this Chapter or a land use zoning district, a maximum of one freestanding sign shall be allowed on each parcel, per frontage. A portion of a new freestanding sign structure, erected after November 1987, shall not be closer than 10 feet to an existing sign.
(2) Freestanding signs that have an area 18 square feet or greater and/or a height of six feet or greater shall require a Building Permit before construction.
(3) No part of a freestanding sign, including the footing, shall be located closer than one foot away from an interior property line and from the right-of-way of a street or highway adjoining the parcel on which the sign is located. Provided, however, that when a freestanding sign is within a front or street side setback, the sign shall be constructed to provide an open space of at least eight feet in height measured from grade.
(4) When a freestanding sign is located within a street front or side setback area, the sign face shall be at least eight feet above grade.
(5) Freestanding signs located in a front setback or street side setback area shall not have more than two posts or columns, each with a width or diameter no greater than 12 inches. Exceptions to this design standard shall be subject to Director approval, subject to a safety review for clear sight triangle obstruction by the Land Development Division.
(d) Freestanding Signs - Monument Signs.
(1) A monument sign may be substituted for a freestanding sign allowed by the provisions of this Code or an applicable plan, provided the monument sign complies with the provisions of this Chapter.
(2) The maximum height of a monument sign located in a setback area shall be the height of an allowed wall or fence in the same setback area.
(3) Monument signs shall not interfere with a driver’s line of sight and shall not be closer than one foot from the right-of-way and shall not have a height greater than that allowed for a wall or fence, unless otherwise specified in an applicable land use zoning district.
(e) Projecting signs. A projecting sign shall not:
(1) Exceed the height of the structure to which it is attached.
(2) Project more than five feet from the supporting wall.
(3) Be less than eight feet from grade or any underlying walkway or thoroughfare.
(f) Roof Signs. Roof signs shall be mounted on the roof parallel to the ridge of the roof and shall not project above a ridge line or top of the parapet, whichever is greater, nor project beyond the end of the structure wall or edge of the roof. Roof signs shall not be displayed on a pole mounted on the roof. Approval of a roof sign shall be subject to demonstration by the applicant that the building design will not accommodate adequate signage on the walls. Whenever possible, roof signs shall be placed flat on the roof surface, and on the lower one-third of the roof slope surface.
(g) Wall Signs. Wall signs shall be attached flat against a wall of the structure. These signs shall not project more than 18 inches from the wall, and shall not project above the roof line or extend over a public sidewalk or right-of-way.
(h) Window Display Signs. Display signs shall not exceed 25 percent of the window area on which the sign is placed.
(Ord. 4011, passed - -2007; Am. Ord. 4043, passed - -2008; Am. Ord. 4057, passed - - 2008; Am. Ord. 4298, passed - -2016)