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Business signs and name signs of the following types and sizes shall be permitted in C1, MU, C3, NB and O&I under the limitations described in this section.
1) Permanent freestanding signs.
a) Minimum lot frontage:
1. The minimum front footage for a permanent freestanding sign is fifty (50) feet.
1. Fifty (50) to ninety-nine (99) linear front footage-May have one (1) freestanding sign.
2. One hundred (100) to one hundred twenty-four (124) linear front footage-May have an additional freestanding sign provided each sign is separated by at least fifty (50) feet.
3. One hundred twenty-five (125) to two hundred (200) linear front footage-May have an additional freestanding sign provided each sign is separated by at least fifty (50) feet.
4. Lots exceeding two hundred (200) linear front footage may have additional freestanding signs based on one (1) sign per fifty (50) feet additional increment of frontage.
c) Freestanding multi-tenant signs not exceeding six (6) feet in height may have a maximum size of ninety-six (96) square feet.
d) If no temporary signage is present for special events, business may have one (1) flag or banner in addition to one (1) other temporary freestanding sign, preferably an A-frame sign, provided that:
1. Signs and flags shall be erected only during business hours.
2. A-frame or other temporary freestanding signs shall not exceed eight (8) square feet in area per side and five (5) feet in height.
3. Commercial flags and banners shall not exceed twenty-four (24) square feet in area and fifteen (15) feet in height.
4. Signs and flags shall be placed on the same property as the business, providing it conforms to existing sight line requirements, and not within the public right of way.
5. The sign is not inflatable.
2) Wall sign.
a) Wall signs, attached to walls or solid masonry, concrete, wood, or stone shall be safely and securely attached by means of corrosive-resistant fasteners of sufficient size and quality to support the sign being secured. The face of all wall signs must be made of paint, metal, wood, or plastic materials. Metal, if used, must be corrosive-resistant. The maximum square footage allowed is equal to that of a freestanding sign and is computed according to section 6.6.
3) Marquee signs.
a) Marquee signs shall be constructed of corrosive-resistant metal or non-combustible materials if illuminated and may be attached to or hung from a canopy or covered structure. Such sign, when hung from a canopy or covered structure, shall be at least eight (8) feet, at its lowest level, above the sidewalk ground level. Further, no such sign shall extend the entire length and width of the canopy or covered structure, provided the sign does not have vertical dimensions greater than two (2) feet on a canopy or covered structure up to forty (40) feet in length, nor a vertical dimension greater than three (3) feet on a canopy or covered structure over forty (40) feet in length, provided the allowed square footage is not exceeded, per section 6.6.
4) Projecting signs.
a) All projecting signs, whether they project from any building, wall, canopy or similar structure shall be positioned so that the farthest extended part of a sign shall be no closer than three (3) feet from the existing property line measured from the building side of the property line. This does not apply to street frontage. All projecting signs shall be constructed of corrosive-resistant metal, wood, or plastic materials securely attached to a building, canopy or similar structure by corrosive-resistant supports. The maximum square footage allowed is equal to one-half (½) that of a freestanding sign as computed according to section 6.6. The square footage of a projecting sign shall not, in any case, exceed fifty (50) square feet.
5) Display lighting.
a) Display lighting shall be shielded so as to prevent a direct view of the light source from a residence in a residential district. No sign shall cause a hazardous glare to traffic. No intermittent lighting effects may be utilized.
6) Temporary signs.
a) Real estate signs advertising a specific property for sale, lease, rent or development shall be located as follows:
1) One sign per street frontage advertising real estate not greater than ten (10) square feet in a residential district (R5, R10, R15, MHS, MFC, SF, RA) and thirty-two (32) square feet in a nonresidential districts (C-1, MU, C3, OI, NB, PUD, R5M) may be located on the property being advertised so long as said sign is located behind the street right-of-way line. If the property being advertised lies on a corner lot or double frontage lot, then a second sign may be oriented along the second street so longs as the two signs are at least seventy-five (75) feet apart as measured by the shortest straight line.
2) No such banner/sign shall be attached to a roof structure or above a second floor level.
3) In addition to the signs in section 1), a single sign shall be allowed to face the oceanfront not to exceed six (6) square feet and/or sound front not to exceed ten (10) square feet provided that the sign is affixed to a permanent structure (i.e. house, pier, crossover, etc). Vacant lots shall be exempt from this requirement.
4) All signs shall be removed within two (2) weeks of a sale, rental or lease of a property. Short term rentals (90 days or less) are exempt from this rule.
b) Banners and flags for special events, advertisements, grand openings and the like, used in conjunction with a commercial building, project or enterprise are permitted for a period not to exceed thirty (30) days provided that:
1) All banners/flags shall be attached to the principal structure of the business being advertised except that two (2) freestanding flags shall be allowed per lot or shopping center.
2) No such banner shall be attached to a roof structure or above a second floor level.
3) No such banner shall be attached to any existing signs, placed within a right of way, attached to any fences or strung between posts.
4) Fourteen (14) days must pass between banners/flags being removed and banners/flags being installed.
5) No single banner/flag shall exceed thirty-two (32) square feet in size.
c) Temporary special event signs and banners for religious, charitable, civic, fraternal or similar non-profit or not-for-profit organizations provided that:
1) Signs shall be erected no sooner than twenty-one (21) days prior and removed no later than two (2) days after the event.
2) No such sign shall exceed thirty-two (32) square feet.
3) No such sign shall be illuminated.
4) All such signs shall be located off the street right-of-way.
7) Permitted combinations of signs.
a) An establishment may erect the allowed number of freestanding signs plus an equal number of one (1) of the following: marquees, wall, projecting.
b) In place of the allowed number of freestanding signs, an establishment may elect to erect a like number of signs in the following combination:
1. Marquee plus projecting, or
2. Wall plus projecting.
Note: All of the above signs are subject to the size limitations described in their respective sections.
8) Lots with less than fifty (50) linear feet frontage.
a) One (1) marquee (for dimensions refer to section 6.7, plus one (1) projecting, or
b) One (1) wall, plus one (1) projecting.
The maximum square footage of each marquee or wall sign shall be determined by multiplying one point five (1.5) by the linear front footage of the lot in question. The maximum allowed for a projecting sign in any case is fifty (50) square feet.
(Ord. No. 2006-23, 5-2-06; Ord. No. 2006-46, 11-8-06; Ord. No. 2007-07, 1-9-07; Ord. No. 2019-05, § I (part), 8-6-19; Ord. No. 2020-10, 12-1-20)