The following sign regulations are in addition to the maximum sign area, maximum height, and minimum setback regulations set forth in Sections 1223.04, 1223.05, and 1223.06.
   (a)    Residential Identification Monument Signs. A residential identification monument sign, indicating the name of the subdivision or residential development, if part of the overall architectural treatment of the entrance of the development, shall be permitted for each entrance to a development pursuant to the area limitations of Schedule 1223.04 and the height limitations of Schedule 1223.05 in compliance with the following:
      (1)    Such identification (monument) signs shall be placed on corner parcels at openings to a development at the intersection of a development with an arterial street (on private property with an easement), on blocks owned by the Homeowner's Association or City, or on a cluster or multi-family development parcel, no closer than ten feet to the right-of-way and five feet from a side lot line, except as permitted in subsection (a)(2) hereof.
      (2)    Such identification (monument) signs may be placed in the right-of-way provided such signs shall be located on a divided entranceway island, placed no closer than fifteen feet to the intersecting street's planned right- of-way line and set back five feet from the curb of the divided island if an easement is granted by City Council for such signs.
      (3)    A maximum of two sign faces shall be permitted per entrance to an arterial street: either as a double-sided monument sign or as two single-sided monument signs either freestanding or mounted on a brick or masonry wall or wood fence. The sign face height can be no more than four feet above normal grade and cannot extend beyond the limits of the wall or fence.
      (4)    Support structures for the mounting of residential identification signs shall be no more than five feet above normal grade and 120 square feet in area for the portions of the structure that face the arterial street.
      (5)    The Planning Commission may permit additional decorative features above these standards including railings, pillars, arches, gateways, lamp posts, etc. if they are part of the overall architectural treatment of the entrance and so do not detract from the surrounding residential areas.
   (b)    Additional Requirements for Freestanding Identification Signs. Freestanding identification signs for institutions and commercial and industrial establishments shall comply with the following regulations:
      (1)    Such signs shall be monument signs unless otherwise permitted.
       (2)    Such signs shall be permitted only when the principal building conforms to the minimum building setback and lot width requirements specified in the district regulations.
      (3)    For an institution on a corner lot, one freestanding identification sign, placed parallel to the street shall be permitted per street frontage. Up to a maximum of thirty-three percent (33%) of the area of a freestanding identification sign may be devoted to single-color changeable copy.
       (4)    In a commercial and industrial district, up to a maximum of thirty-three percent (33%) of the area of a freestanding identification sign may be devoted to single-color changeable copy. The sign face devoted to changeable copy shall be covered by a protective material and securely locked at all times.
      (5)    Freestanding signs shall be landscaped as an integral part of the required front yard landscaping.
   (c)    Additional Requirements for Permanent Business Identification Signs. Such signs may be only located on the surface of or project from the building wall adjacent to a street, a parking area, or a pedestrian way or be erected as a freestanding sign in the yards on which the business or industrial use is located as follows, except otherwise specified.
      (1)    A sign may not extend above the wall upon which it is attached.
      (2)   Projecting signs shall be limited to not more than one sign for each establishment or store unit.
      (3)    In Executive Office Park Districts signs visible from the exterior shall not be permitted for any permitted accessory uses.
      (4)    Each rear entrance to a tenant space in a multiple-tenant commercial or industrial building may be identified with the name and address of the occupant using reflective letters no greater than four inches in height. Such signs are considered Instructional Signs.
      (5)    For multi-story retail or office buildings, in all but Executive Office Park Districts, each tenant not located on the ground floor shall be permitted one permanent identification sign to be placed in a window of the tenant's space. Such sign shall not exceed four square feet and shall be included as part of the identification sign area for the building.
      (6)    For multi-building office developments the Planning Commission has the discretion to allow permanent freestanding signs up to twelve square feet in area, for the identification of individual office buildings on the same lot in an office development. Such signs must be located within twenty feet of the building named.
      (7)    The size, area and design of signs for theaters shall be determined for each establishment at the discretion of the Planning Commission.
   (d)    Directional Signs. A maximum of two directional signs shall be permitted per access drive for single-family, multi-family, institutional, commercial and industrial uses pursuant to the area limitations of Schedule 1223.04, the height limitations of Schedule 1223.05 and the minimum setbacks specified in Section 1223.06 . A directional sign is permitted to include the name or logo of an establishment not exceeding twenty percent (20%) of the sign area.
   (e)    Special Conditions for Automotive Fuel Stations on Corner Lots. Due to the importance of maintaining sight visibility at corners, as required by minimum setbacks set forth in Section 1223.06 (c), in lieu of a monument sign, up to thirty square feet of lettering or logos on up to two sides of an approved freestanding canopy may be permitted by the Planning Commission. In such case no other free- standing signs other than directional signs or product dispenser/ pump island signs shall be permitted.
   (f)    Permanent Advertising Signs in Commercial Districts.
      (1)    Pump island signs. Retail outlets having fuel pump islands shall have, for pricing and service information only, not more than one double-faced sign or two single faced signs per pump island. Such sign shall not be greater than twenty-two inches by twenty-eight inches, shall be confined and permanently attached to the pump islands, and may be illuminated. No permit or fee shall be required, and sign area not counted in maximum sign area for the site (see Chapter 715 of the Business Regulation Code.)
       (2)    Product dispenser or kiosk signs. Product dispensers and kiosks will be considered signs, consisting of all or part of the product dispenser or kiosk designed to attract attention from off the zoning lot on which the dispenser is installed. The maximum sign area permitted is six square feet per dispenser or box and twenty-four square feet total sign area (not including Chapter 715 required price signs) visible from the street per zoning lot street frontage. Examples are commercial messages on gas station pumps or pump islands, package shipping drop-off boxes or kiosks, beverage dispensing machines, and automated teller machine kiosks. Sign area includes any colors that distinguish the dispenser from its surrounding environment as defined in Section 1223.03 (a)(1) and (a)(6). These signs are only permitted in Business Districts as approved by the Planning Commission.
   (g)    Community Identification Signs. Community Identification signs for the purpose of providing information and directions to public, quasi-public, religious, educational, and major recreational facilities in the City may be permitted when reviewed and approved by the Planning Commission and Council and subject to the following conditions:
      (1)    The area and height of the sign shall be a function of the number of facilities being addressed and the location of the sign and shall not exceed the limitations of this Code for freestanding identification signs.
         (Ord. 2002-47. Passed 5-2-02.)
      (2)    Application for a Community Identification sign shall include an agreement signed by the property owner of the proposed site authorizing the erection and continuing maintenance of the sign and landscaping. The sign proposal shall indicate proposed landscaping of the site in the area of the sign.
         (Ord. 2019-127. Passed 5-21-20.)