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Advertising signs are subject to the regulations of this subsection.
(A) Where allowed. Advertising signs are allowed only in the C-4, I-1, I-2 and I-3 districts and only if reviewed and approved in accordance with the special permit use procedures of § 155-16.40.
(B) Area. Advertising signs may not exceed the following maximum area requirements for signs readable and intended to be viewed from the following types of highways and streets:
Maximum Area (sq. ft.)
Federal Aid Primary Highway
All other streets/highways
(C) Lease. Whenever the applicant for a permit does not own the proposed site, a fully executed site lease or other proof of consent to erect and maintain an advertising sign on the site must accompany the permit application.
(D) State permit. If the advertising sign site is adjacent to a Federal-Aid Primary or Interstate Highway, a county sign permit may not be issued until the applicant provides proof that a state permit has been approved by the Illinois Department of Transportation in accordance with ILCS Ch. 225, Act 440, and Title 92 Part 522 of the Illinois Administrative Code.
(E) Spacing and separation.
(1) No advertising sign may be located within a 5,280-foot radius of any other advertising sign. For purposes of interpreting this spacing requirement advertising signs attached to the same freestanding sign structure are not considered separate signs.
(2) No advertising signs are permitted within a 1,320-foot radius of any public park of more than five acres in area, as measured from the nearest point of the advertising sign to the nearest park property line.
(3) No advertising signs are permitted within a 1,320 foot radius of any residential zoning district, as measured from the nearest point of the advertising sign to the nearest residential zoning district.
(4) No advertising signs are permitted within a 1,320 foot radius of any school, as measured from the nearest point of the advertising sign to the nearest property line of a lot occupied by a school.
(F) Height. The maximum allowed height of an advertising sign is 40 feet above curb level or four feet above the roof or top of the parapet of the nearest building, whichever is higher.
(G) Setbacks. All portions of advertising signs, including their pedestals, must be set back from the street right-of-way line (or easement line on undedicated streets) a distance of at least 15 feet or one foot per 20 square feet of a sign face area, whichever setback distance is greater.
(Ord. effective 10-1-2012; Ord. 18-1, passed 1-18-2018)