§ 153.436  PERMITTED SIGNS BY DISTRICT.
   Figure A-1 detailing permissible signs by district.
   (A)   Within the R Districts, signs must comply with the following regulations.
      (1)   Signs shall not exceed 32 square feet in gross area and six feet in height.
      (2)   The following types of signs are permissible:
         (a)   Monument signs; and
         (b)   Non-illuminated awning signs and non-illuminated canopy signs, provided they comply with the following requirements.
            1.   They shall be limited to single-story buildings or to the first level only of multi-story buildings.
            2.   They shall have a minimum clearance of eight feet above grade unless projecting over a sidewalk, in which case clearance shall be 14 feet above grade.
            3.   They shall not be located closer than two feet from any street right-of-way or highway right-of-way, and shall not extend above the top of the wall of a building.
            4.   The maximum height of an awning or canopy shall be five feet.
            5.   Wall hangers shall not be visible.
            6.   Signage on awnings or canopies may be substituted for allowed wall signage, but is limited to 25% of the awning or canopy area.
      (3)   The following types of signs are prohibited:
         (a)   Electronic changeable copy signs;
         (b)   Electronic graphic display signs;
         (c)   Integral roof signs;
         (d)   Non-electronic changeable copy signs;
         (e)   Wall signs;
         (f)   Dynamic display signs;
         (g)   Pylon signs; and
         (h)   Off-premises signs.
   (B)   Within the B-1 Districts, signs must comply with the following regulations.
      (1)   Signs shall not exceed 50 square feet in gross area and ten feet in height.
      (2)   The following types of signs are permissible:
         (a)   Illuminated or non-illuminated awning signs and canopy signs provided they comply with the requirements of divisions (A)(2)(b)1 through (A)(2)(b)6 above and the following requirements.
            1.   For signs or illuminated areas less than three feet in height, the degree of illumination or candlepower of illuminated canopies and awnings shall be limited to a single lamp exterior fluorescent fixture, running the entire length of the illuminated area.
            2.   For signs or illuminated areas three to five feet in height, the degree of illumination or candlepower shall be limited to double lamp fixtures.
            3.   In no event shall the power of the fixture exceed ten watts per foot for single lamp fixtures and 20 watts per foot for double lamp fixtures.
         (b)   Integral roof signs;
         (c)   Monument signs;
         (d)   Non-electronic changeable copy signs; and
         (e)   Wall signs.
      (3)   Each tenant in a multi-tenant building is allowed one wall sign. The aggregate gross area of all wall signs shall not exceed 10% of the area of the wall to which they are attached..
      (4)   The following types of signs require a conditional use permit: electronic changeable copy signs as provided in § 153.433(H).
      (5)   The following types of signs are prohibited:
         (a)   Electronic graphic display signs;
         (b)   Dynamic display signs;
         (c)   Pylon signs; and
         (d)   Off-premises signs.
   (C)   Within the B-2 Districts, signs must comply with the following regulations.
      (1)   Signs shall not exceed 50 square feet in gross area and ten feet in height;
      (2)   The following types of signs are permissible:
         (a)   Any sign permissible in the B-1 District; and
         (b)   Electronic changeable copy signs as regulated in § 153.435(G).
      (3)   The following types of signs are prohibited:
         (a)   Electronic graphic display signs;
         (b)   Dynamic display signs;
         (c)   Pylon signs; and
         (d)   Off-premises signs.
   (D)   Within the B-3, B-5 and B-6 Districts, signs must comply with the following regulations.
      (1)   Signs shall not exceed 50 square feet in gross area and ten feet in height.
      (2)   The following types of signs are permissible: any sign permissible in the B-2 District.
      (3)   The following types of signs require a conditional use permit:
         (a)   Electronic graphic display signs as regulated in § 153.435(G);
         (b)   In the B3 and B6 Districts only, off-premises monument signs provided:
            1.   Sign must be located on a property directly adjacent to Robert Street.
            2.   Off-premises signage is for a commercial zoned business directly adjacent to the property on which the sign is located.
            3.   The off-premises signage must be on a free-standing sign.
            4.   Only one free-standing sign is allowed for each property.  The sign must meet the design requirements as outlined in § 153.435(E).
            5.   If the off-premises sign is co-located on signage for the property on which the sign is located, the size of the entire sign may be increased to a maximum of 70 square feet. Maximum height is limited to ten feet.
            6.   Up to a maximum of two businesses may be co-located on a free-standing sign.
      (4)   The following types of signs are prohibited:
         (a)   Dynamic display signs;
         (b)   Pylon signs;
         (c)   Off-premises signs, with the exception of signs allowed per division (D)(3)(b) above.
   (E)   Within the B-4 Districts, signs must comply with the following regulations.
      (1)   Signs shall not exceed 200 square feet in gross area and 20 feet in height.
      (2)   No more than one monument sign shall be located on any single lot.
         (a)   The aggregate gross area of all monument signs in any single B-4 District shall not exceed a total of 200 square feet.
         (b)   Exception: in any B-4 District where, as of the date of the enactment of this chapter, there exists a legally established nonconforming sign or an existing sign that complies with the size requirements for a sign in a B-4 District, then, in addition to the legally established nonconforming sign or existing sign, a sign may be erected on any separate lot within the same B-4 District; however, it must comply with the size requirements for signs in a B-3 District.
      (3)   The following types of signs are permissible: any sign permissible in the B-3 District.
      (4)   The following types of signs require a conditional use permit:
         (a)   Electronic graphic display signs, as regulated in§ 153.435(G).
         (b)   Off-premises monument signs, provided:
            1.   Sign must be located on a property directly adjacent to Robert Street.
            2.   Off-premises signage is for a commercial zoned business directly adjacent to the property on which the sign is located.
            3.   The off-premises signage must be on a free-standing sign.
            4.   Only one free-standing sign is allowed for each property.  The sign must meet the design requirements as outlined in§ 153.435(E).
            5.   If the off-premises sign is co-located on signage for the property on which the sign is located, the size of the entire sign may be increased to a maximum of 70 square feet. Maximum height is limited to ten feet.
            6.   Up to a maximum of two businesses may be co-located on a free-standing sign.
      (5)   The following types of signs are prohibited:
         (a)   Dynamic display signs;
         (b)   Pylon signs;
         (c)   Off-premises signs, with the exception of signs allowed per division (E)(4)(b) above.
   (F)   Within the I-1 District, signs must comply with the following regulations.
      (1)   Signs shall not exceed 50 square feet in gross area and ten feet in height.
      (2)   The following types of signs are permissible: any sign permissible in the B-2 District.
      (3)   The following types of signs require a conditional use permit: electronic graphic display signs as regulated in § 153.435(G).
      (4)   The following types of signs are prohibited:
         (a)   Dynamic display signs;
         (b)   Pylon signs; and
         (c)   Off-premises signs.
   (G)   Within the I-2 Districts, signs must comply with the following regulations.
      (1)   Monument signs shall not exceed 50 square feet in gross area and ten feet in height.
      (2)   The following types of signs are permissible: any sign permissible in the I-1 District.
      (3)   The following types of signs require a conditional use permit:
         (a)   Electronic graphic display signs as regulated in § 153.435(G);
         (b)   Dynamic display signs as regulated in § 153.435(G);
         (c)   Pylon signs provided:
            1.   Each sign is a maximum of 700 square feet in size;
            2.   Each sign is a maximum of 80 feet in total height;
            3.   Each sign is located at least 800 feet from any other pylon sign as measured in a straight line from the base of the sign to the base of any other pylon sign.
         (d)   Off-premises signs provided:
            1.   Each sign is located at least 800 feet from any other off-premises sign as measured in a straight line from the base of the sign to the base of any other off-premises sign.
         (e)   More than one freestanding sign on any single lot.
   (H)   Within the C District, signs must comply with the following regulations.
      (1)   Signs shall not exceed 32 square feet in gross area and six feet in height.
      (2)   The following types of signs are permissible:
         (a)   Awning signs and canopy signs provided they comply with the requirements for awning signs and canopy signs in the R District;
         (b)   Monument signs; and
         (c)   Wall signs.
      (3)   The following types of signs are prohibited:
         (a)   Electronic changeable copy signs;
         (b)   Electronic graphic display signs;
         (c)   Integral roof signs;
         (d)   Non-electronic changeable copy signs;
         (e)   Dynamic display signs;
         (f)   Pylon signs; and
         (g)   Off-premises signs.
 
Figure A-1
Permissible Signs by District
x = permitted            * = requires a CUP
R
B-1
B-2
B-3
B-5
B-6
B-4
I-1
I-2
C
Gross area (square feet)
32
50
50
50
50
50
200/ 50
50
700/50
32
Height (feet)
6
10
10
10
10
10
20/10
10
80/10
6
Electronic changeable copy signs
*
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Electronic graphic display signs
*
*
*
*
*
*
Illuminated canopy and awning signs
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Integral roof signs
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Monument signs
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Non-electronic changeable copy signs
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Non-illuminated awning and canopy signs
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Pylon signs
*
Wall signs
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Dynamic display signs
*
Off-premises signs
*
*
*
*
 
(Ord. 12-04, passed - -; Ord. passed 10-11-1963; Ord. 15-13, passed 12-15-2015)