§ 154-10.03  Signage Regulations.
   (A)   General regulations.  All signs within the Old Town (OT) District are to be designed and installed in conformance with the following district permitted signage types and sign regulations. Additionally, all signs shall be designed and installed in conformance with the adopted Old Town (OT) District sign guidelines. For the purpose of this chapter, certain words and terms are defined in § 154-01.07 of this chapter. Signs shall be installed only as follows:
      (1)   No signs shall be erected or installed unless a sign permit is issued by the Zoning Administrator;
      (2)   Sign permits shall be required for the following permitted types of signs; and
      (3)   Signs shall be reviewed by the Design and Historic Review Commission for all properties in the Old Town (OT) District.
(Ord. O2009-54, passed 10-21-2009)
   (B)   Permitted sign types.
      (1)   Under canopy signs;
      (2)   Business wall-mounted signs;
      (3)   Awning signs;
      (4)   Blade or protecting signs;
      (5)   Building address numbers;
      (6)   Marquee signs for movie and theater uses;
      (7)   Murals and supergraphics not advertising a business specifically approved by the Design and Historic Review Commission;
(Ord. O2009-54, passed 10-21-2009)
      (8)   Permanent painted window signs, first floor limited to 20% of the window area;
      (9)   Temporary window signs, limited to 20% of the first floor’s glass areas and to four 30-day periods per calendar year;
      (10)   Building signs containing the name of the business at rear entrances used by customers;
      (11)   Freestanding signs for properties containing at least 300 feet of frontage and where the building is setback at least 20 feet from the front property line; and
      (12)   Temporary “For Sale”/“For Lease” signs.
   (C)   Prohibited signs.
      (1)   Freestanding signs unless lot has over 300 feet of road frontage and building is setback a minimum of 20 feet from road;
      (2)   Any signs above the first story (except windows);
      (3)   Roof-mounted signs;
      (4)   Animated signs, except time and temperature displays;
      (5)   Noise emitting signs;
      (6)   Rotating, moving or flashing signs;
      (7)   Light bulb strings, except holiday decorations;
      (8)   Off-site signs and billboards;
      (9)   Banners except for special events for a period of 15 days;
      (10)   Pennants, streamers and bunting, except holiday decorations;
      (11)   Portable signs;
      (12)   Traffic sign replicas;
      (13)   Balloon signs;
      (14)   Bunting;
      (15)   Formed plastic or injection molded internally illuminated plastic signs; and
      (16)   Pole signs.
   (D)   Sign standards.  All signs for property in the Old Town (OT) District shall be reviewed and approved by the Design and Historic Review Commission.
(Ord. O2009-54, passed 10-21-2009)
      (1)   Wall-mounted signs.  For street level businesses, a maximum of one square foot per linear front foot of business establishment, to be located not higher than the lowest of the following:
         (a)   Twenty-five feet above grade;
         (b)   Bottom of the sill line of the second floor windows; or
         (c)   Cornice line of the building.
      (2)   Permanent window signs.  On ground level, coverage shall not exceed 20% of the total window and door area visible from the exterior of the building; on the second and third levels, coverage shall not exceed 30% per window (No window signs permitted above the third level).
      (3)   Awning signs.  On ground floor level; 30% maximum coverage allowed of the total exterior surface area of each awning. On the second floor level and above; 20% maximum coverage allowed of the total exterior surface area of each awning.
      (4)   Projecting signs.  Allowed; maximum projection of signs shall not exceed three feet.
      (5)   Under canopy signs.  Allowed under a canopy, roof, covered walkway or porch; maximum size of four square feet per door entrance; minimum of seven foot vertical clearance shall be required from pedestrian walking grade to the bottom of the sign.
      (6)   Major tenant or building name signs.  For buildings containing more than one story, a sign consisting of individual backlit or nonilluminated letters identifying the major tenant of a building or the name of the building, may be placed on the building wall near the top of the building.
(Ord. O2009-54, passed 10-21-2009)
   (E)   Sign examples.
Illustrative Example 1 - Types of Signs
Examples of Monument Signs
Examples of Pedestal Signs
Examples of Pole Signs
Example of Other Types of Signs
                     
                     
                                    
('80 Code, App. A, § 95)  (Ord. 583, passed 9-16-1952; Ord. O95-073, passed 10-18-1995; Ord. O96-56, passed 6-5-1996; Ord. O2001-94, passed 11-20-2001; Ord. O2003-61, passed 11-19-2003; Ord. O2004-52, passed 8-4-2004; Ord. O2010-32, passed 7-7-2010)  Penalty, see § 154-999