1123.11.09 SIGN TYPES.
 
SIGN TYPES
BROAD
STREET
DISTRICT
(BRD)
MAIN
STREET
DISTRICT
(MAIN)
SOUTH
HAMILTON
DISTRICT
(SD)
YEARLING
ROAD
DISTRICT
(YEAR)
COMMUNITY
CROSSROADS
DISTRICT
(CCD)
Flat Wall Signs
Free-Standing Signs
Projecting Signs
Marquee Sign
Window and Door Sign
Roof Sign
      (1)   Size. The total area of all signs erected on the lot and building of any single business shall be within the allowable square footage as follows:
         A.   Building Signs. The total sign area on the building for any single business shall not exceed one (1) square foot for each lineal foot of building frontage. If the building setback is greater than seventy feet, an additional half (0.5) of a square foot of building sign shall be allowed for each lineal foot of building frontage.
         B.   Free-Standing Signs. The total sign area of free-standing signs on any single property shall not exceed:
            I.    One-half square foot per lineal feet of building frontage or one-fourth square foot per lot front foot, whichever is greater; or
            ii.    If the building setback is greater than seventy feet, three-fourths of a square foot per lineal foot of building frontage or three-eighths of a square foot per lot front foot, whichever is greater.
         C.   Double Frontage. In districts where a freestanding sign is permitted, if a property has a second street-facing frontage, one additional freestanding sign shall be permitted.
      (2)   Height. No free-standing sign shall exceed eight (8) feet in height.
      (3)   Location.
         A.   Flat wall signs. Flat wall signs may be located on the front wall of a building, or when properties have a secondary street frontage, a flat wall sign may be allowed on the side wall on the secondary frontage. No flat wall sign shall extend above the roof line. Other requirements are specified in Section 1127.10 .
         B.   Projecting signs. Projecting signs may be located only on the front wall of the building, except in the case of a second frontage allowance. No projecting sign or supporting structure shall project more than forty-two inches from the wall of a building nor be less than ten feet from the ground level at the base of the building nor higher than twenty-five feet from the ground level to the top of the sign on a multi-story building. Every face of a projecting sign shall be considered as a separate sign for purposes of computing the allowable area. No projecting sign or supporting structure shall extend above the roof line and no part shall be supported from an unbraced parapet wall.
         C.   Free-Standing Signs. All parts of a freestanding sign shall be located five feet or more behind the front property line and elsewhere within building restriction lines as provided for by the Zoning Code and no closer than fifty feet to a residential district.
         D.   Marquee signs. Signs may be placed on a marquee or may project below the lower edge of a marquee not more than twenty-four inches, but the bottom of a sign placed on a marquee shall be no less than eight feet above the sidewalk or grade at any point. No part of the sign shall project above the roof line of the building.
         E.   Roof signs. In districts where roof signs are permitted, roof signs shall be allowed only in instances where the front setback is greater than 200 feet.
            I.    Kiosk type structures with an approved setback of less than 200 feet. Signs may be attached directly to the roof structure, provided they do not extend above the roofline on hipped or gabled type roofs, or extend more than two feet above the roofline on flat roofed buildings. Total signs area shall not exceed one-half square foot per building area square foot, with a maximum allowable of twenty four square feet.
            ii.    Non-fronting single story low profile flat roofed buildings. When other type building signs are not practical, signs may be attached directly to the roof structure, at a point less than four feet from the walls, and/or wall signs may extend above the roof line. In either case no part of the sign shall extend more than two feet above the roofline or parapet wall.
      (4)   Number of building signs. The following states the number of building types permitted for each sign type pursuant to the districts where each sign is permitted:
         A.   Building Signs. Two building signs are permitted per shopfront, which includes individual shopfronts within multi-unit commercial buildings. No more than one of any individual single building sign type shall be permitted.
         B.   Free-Standing Signs. Where free-standing signs are permitted, a property may have one free-standing sign per street frontage.
   (a)   Flat Wall Signs.
      (1)   Typical Lot Configuration.
         Note: Image is illustrative, not regulatory.
      (2)   Description. A sign attached flat or mounted parallel to the facade of a building that identifies a commercial establishment. Wall signs are intended to be viewed by pedestrians on the opposite side of street.
   (b)   Free-Standing Signs.
      (1)   Typical Lot Configuration.
   Note: Image is illustrative, not regulatory.
      (2)   Description. A sign supported permanently upon the ground by poles, pylons, braces or a solid base and not attached to any building. Freestanding signs are meant to be viewed by pedestrians from a distance and motorists passing by.
   (c)   Projecting Signs.
      (1)   Typical Lot Configuration.
   Note: Image is illustrative, not regulatory.
      (2)   Description. A small, two-sided, non-illuminated sign that is attached to and projecting perpendicularly from the facade of a building that identifies a commercial establishment. Projecting signs are intended to be viewed by pedestrians on the same side of the street.
   
   (d)   Marquee Sign.
      (1)   Typical Lot Configuration.
   Note: Image is illustrative, not regulatory.
      (2)   Description. Any sign attached to and made part of a marquee. A marquee is defined as a permanent roof-like structure projecting beyond a building wall at an entrance to a building or extending along and projecting beyond the building’s wall and generally designed and constructed to provide protection against weather.
   (e)   Window and Door Sign.
      (1)   Typical Lot Configuration.
   Note: Image is illustrative, not regulatory.
      (2)   Description. Individual letters, numerals, or a logo applied directly to the inside of a window or door to identify a commercial establishment. Window and door signs are intended to be viewed at close range by pedestrians.
   (f)   Roof Sign.
      (1)   Typical Lot Configuration.
   Note: Image is illustrative, not regulatory.
      (2)   Description. A sign erected on the roof or mounted to the uppermost horizontal architectural band of a building to identify the name of the building or primary tenant. Roof/skyline signs are intended to be viewed by pedestrians and motorists from a distance and serve as an icon for the building.
         (Ord. 121-2021. Passed 12-21-21.)