(A)   Permanent signs for all residential and nonresidential uses in residential districts shall be limited in number, area, height and setback based on the type of use, as set forth in Table A of the § 154.486.
   (B)   Supplemental standards for signs in residential districts.
      (1)   Changeable copy signs. Freestanding signs for approved conditional, nonresidential uses may have up to 50% of the permitted sign area as set forth in Table A of § 154.486 devoted to changeable copy subject to the following restrictions.
         (a)   Changeable copy signs are not permitted to be part of a sign that is on a building.
         (b)   Changeable copy signs may only be displayed on parcels with an area of one acre or greater and with 100 feet of frontage on an arterial or collector street.
         (c)   Electronic or mechanical changeable copy signs are prohibited in residential districts.
      (2)   Multi-occupant facilities. When a freestanding sign is permitted on a site that has more than one occupant, it is the property owner's responsibility to determine if the sign area shall be devoted to identification of the building(s), the anchor occupant, all occupants, or some combination thereof.
      (3)   Instructional signs. Instructional signs as defined in § 154.473(D) shall be permitted on lots devoted to a multi-family and nonresidential uses provided such signs comply with the following:
         (a)   Signs shall not be larger than necessary to serve the intended instructional purpose, but in no event shall any sign exceed a display area of two square feet;
         (b)   The number of instructional signs located on the site are the minimum needed to serve the intended instructional purpose;
         (c)   The signs are not located or designed to be legible or serve to attract attention beyond the perimeter of the site.
         (d)   The signs may not be affixed to the base or display area of an approved freestanding sign.
      (4)   Sign illumination. Only externally illuminated ("front" or "spot"-lit) signs are permitted in the Residential Districts.
(Ord. 07-045, passed 7-17-07)