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A. Allowable Signs:
1. Generally: All signs permitted in section 8-3-11 of this chapter. (1999 Code § 19.10)
2. Commercial Directory: For buildings with multiple tenants, a commercial directory sign may be substituted in lieu of the allowable pole sign or ground sign. The maximum size of the commercial directory sign will be the same as the pole or ground sign it replaces. For any proposed sign exceeding the limitations, the sign proponent will be required to appeal to the zoning board of appeals 1 . (1999 Code § 19.10; amd. 2005 Code)
3. Ground Signs And Subdivision Signs: One ground sign per lot not exceeding fifty (50) square feet per face may be substituted for the allowable pole sign. One subdivision entryway sign per lot not exceeding ninety (90) square feet per face may be substituted for the allowable pole sign. (Ord. 2011-10, 7-12-2011)
4. Identification Signs: One attached, unlighted sign, not exceeding two (2) square feet, displaying the name, occupation and/or service located upon the premises, and the address.
5. Pole Signs: One pole sign per lot not exceeding thirty two (32) square feet per face.
6. Wall Signs: One attached sign not exceeding five percent (5%) of the total square footage of the building face upon which it is placed. In the instance of corner lots, an additional attached sign will be permitted for each additional street frontage of the building, not exceeding five percent (5%) of the total square footage of the respective building face upon which it is placed. For buildings with multiple tenants, see subsection C of this section.
B. Location And Height:
1. Ground Signs: Ground signs shall be placed at least two feet (2') from any property line. All signs shall meet the sight triangle requirements of section 8-3-7 of this chapter, and shall not be located so as to obstruct vision at a vehicular entry or exit from the property.
2. Pole Signs: Pole signs shall be set back from the property line a distance equal to the height of the sign, but in every case, at least ten feet (10') to any property line.
3. Wall Signs: Wall signs shall maintain a clearance of ten feet (10') above the ground or pavement, and shall be recessed where involving a pitched roof location.
4. Window Signs: Window signs may only be attached to the interior of a window or glass door and shall be maintained in good repair.
C. Other Requirements:
1. For buildings or property containing more than one business or tenant, each business or tenant may have one wall sign conforming to the requirements of this section. For the purposes of determining the total square footage of the attached sign, only the face of each respective lease unit to which the respective sign will be attached shall be counted. Each sign must be attached to the lease unit containing the business tenant identified.
2. Construction signs are as permitted by subsection 8-3-11C of this chapter.
3. Each building or property shall be allowed a maximum of two (2) signs, that may be either a wall sign, a ground sign, or a pole sign, but the total number shall not include more than one sign of each of these types. Window signs and occupational/directional signs, as regulated by this section, are excluded from this maximum of two (2) signs.
4. Each building or property may have one additional wall sign, conforming to the requirements of this section, on walls containing a main entrance that faces customer parking areas and are not visible from either a public or private street. For this exception to apply, the signs must be attached to the same wall at their respective entrances, and both the signs and the entrances must be upon the same plane of the building. (1999 Code § 19.10)
1. See section 2-2-2 and title 9, chapter 3, article A of this code.