§ 154-17.03  On-Site Signage.
On-site signage shall be permitted within any zoning district, subject to the general requirements of this chapter and the design standards as specified in this section.
   (A)   Address/nameplates.  One address and nameplate not exceeding one square foot in area shall be allowed as a matter of right for any building within any zoning district, and shall be in addition to the maximum sign areas specified herein.
   (B)   Freestanding signage on shared premises.  Where more than one user shares the same premises, not more than one permanent freestanding, on-site sign shall be allowed for each street upon which the premises front, in accordance with the design standards as specified herein.
   (C)   Standards and criteria for permanent on-site signage.
      (1)   Any permanent on-site signage proposed for installation shall conform with the standards and criteria indicated in Table No. 5.  The number of any permanent on-site sign structures and the amount of any permanent on-site sign face area which already exists on any given premises shall be counted in accordance with these standards and criteria when determining the amount of permanent signage which may be added.
(Ord. O2010-09, passed 2-3-2010)
      (2)   Monument sign.  A freestanding sign, where the entire bottom of the sign is affixed to the ground, provides a solid and continuous background for the sign face from the ground to the top of the sign, which is detached from a building, and the support structure is a base constructed of a permanent material. The height of any monument base or other structure erected to support or ornament the sign shall be measured as part of the sign height. The sign shall be clad to the ground with a base not less than 75% of the total sign width. The height of the structure erected to support or ornament the sign shall be measured as part of the sign height. To encourage design flexibility, the maximum height of the sign may be lowered in order to decrease required setback from the street. No signs shall be permitted within visibility sight triangles. Low profile signs shall be setback, at a minimum, from the property line as follows:
 
(a)
Over 6 feet in height
12-feet setback;
(b)
4 feet to 6 feet in height
6-feet setback; and
(c)
4 feet or less in height
2-feet setback.
 
 
Table No. 5 - Standards and Criteria for Permanent On-Site Signage
Zoning District
Type of Sign/ Installation
Max. Total Area of All Sign Face(s)
Max. Area of Any Sign Face
Max. Number of Signs
Maximum Height
Within Street Setback
Outside of Street Setback
AG
F-S and W-M
24 sq. ft.
12 sq. ft.
1 each of each sign type per street frontage
F-S: 6 ft.
W-M: n/a
F-S: 12 ft.
W-M: (1)
SR, RE,
R-1, R-2
R-3, MH and R-MH
F-S and W-M
2 sq. ft. per dwelling unit
2 sq. ft.
1 per dwelling unit
F-S: 4 ft.
W-M: n/a
F-S: 6 ft.
W-M: (1)
50 sq. ft. per development
50 sq. ft.
2 per entrance
24 sq. ft. for each non- residential use
24 sq. ft.
1 of each sign per street frontage
TR
F-S
24 sq. ft.
24 sq. ft.
1 per street frontage
4 ft.
8 ft.
 
W-M
24 sq. ft. per building
24 sq. ft.
1 per tenant
n/a
(1)
 
U-C
2 sq. ft. per door entrance
2 sq. ft.
1 per door
n/a
(2)
PSC, B-1 and I-P
F-S
1 sq. ft. per 1 ln. ft. of street address frontage
300 sq. ft.
1 per street frontage
(c)  (d)
B-2, L-I
and H-I
F-S
1 sq. ft. per 1 ln. ft. of street frontage upon which the sign is located(a)  (b)
300 sq. ft.
1 per street frontage
(c)  (d)
PSC, B-1, B-2, I-P, L-I and H-I
W-M
15% of primary building facade
300 sq. ft.
(e)
n/a
(1)
U-C
4 sq. ft. per front entrance
4 sq. ft.
1 per front entrance
n/a
(1)
Public Overlay
F-S and W- M
150 sq. ft.
F-S: 50 sq. ft.
W-M: 100 sq. ft.
F-S: 1 per street frontage
W-M: 1 per street frontage
4 ft.
19 ft.
Minimum Street Yard Setback - 12'
R-3, MH, RVS
Development which adjoins an interstate highway or prime arterial, one additional freestanding on site sign shall be permitted outside of the minimum required street yard setback, with a maximum sign face area of one square foot per one linear of interstate or area frontage, up to a maximum of 300 square feet, and with a maximum 35 foot sign height.
Table No. 5 Legend:
(1)   A minimum distance below the top of the building’s wall equal to 10% of the height of the wall, or a distance equal to 25% the narrow dimension of the sign, whichever is less restrictive; signs on a pitched roof must be located a minimum distance below the roofline equal to 20% of the building’s height.
(2)   Maximum height not applicable; however, a minimum 7 ft. vertical clearance shall be required from walking grade to the bottom of the sign.
F-S   Freestanding sign
W-M   Wall-mounted sign
U-C   Under-canopy sign
n/a   not applicable
sq. ft.   Square foot
Footnotes: Table No. 5 and Table No. 6
(a)   In the event that more than one sign is erected on a parcel with more than one street frontage as permitted herein, a minimum space shall be required between signs equal to one-half the length of the total street frontage. The spacing shall be measured along the street lines. In no event shall more than one permanent freestanding, on-site sign be erected on any street frontage, except as provided herein.
(b)   A freestanding, on-site sign structure may be erected at the corner of any lot or parcel under one of the following options:
   1.   One corner sign with a maximum sign face area equal to the sum of the two intersecting street frontages, up to 300 square feet maximum, provided, however, that no other freestanding, on-site sign shall be erected along either of the two intersecting frontages; or
   2.   One corner sign with a maximum sign face area equal to either of the two intersecting frontages, up to 300 square feet maximum, provided, however, that no other freestanding, on-site sign shall be erected along whichever frontage is used for calculation purposes.
In the event that a lot or parcel has more than two street frontages, a freestanding, on-site sign may be erected on each resultant corner, provided that the total number of such signs shall not exceed the total number of street frontages, and in no event shall any street frontage be counted more than once for the purpose of calculating the maximum allowable sign face area. Corner signs shall also be subject to all other design standards and requirements of this chapter, such as height, setback, spacing between on-site signs on the same parcel, shared premises, and the like, as may be applicable.
(c)   The support structure for any signage shall be set back a minimum of 12 feet from any street right-of-way line, except that for any sign not exceeding three feet maximum height, a minimum two foot setback from the street right-of-way line shall be required.  The minimum setback from the street right-of-way line to the leading edge of the sign face shall be determined by the vertical clearance of the sign face as specified in Illustrative Example 2 - Graph No. 1; provided, however, that no sign face shall be set back less than two feet from the street right-of-way line, and no vertical clearance shall be less than eight feet. 
(d)   The maximum allowable sign height shall be determined according to the sliding scale indicated in Table No. 7, which specifies a maximum 20 foot height for a 50 square foot sign face area, up to a maximum 35 foot height for a 300 square foot sign face area.  Within this range, sign height may be increased by six hundredths (.06) foot for each square foot of additional sign face area permitted by this chapter.  The scale in Table No.7 is calculated according to the following formula:
Sign Height = (X-50) x (.06) + 20, where X = the proposed sign face area
(e)   The maximum total sign face area as specified for this category may be distributed among each building facade.
 
(Ord. 2314, passed 4-16-1986; Ord. O2000-55, passed 8-2-2000; Ord. O2010-09, passed 2-3-2010; Ord. O2017-014, passed 5-3-2017)
   (D)   Temporary signage.  Any temporary signage proposed for installation shall conform with the standards and criteria indicated in Table No. 6 and the footnotes.
(Ord. O2017-014, passed 5-3-2017)
      (1)   Standards and criteria for temporary signage per Table No. 6 (also see footnotes).
      (2)   In no event shall any temporary signage be erected more than 60 days prior to, nor be allowed to remain more than ten days after, the date of the activity, event or other temporary condition to which the sign relates. For the purposes of this division, the measurement of time shall not include such date or period of the activity, event or other temporary condition.
      (3)   Lighting for temporary sign installations shall be prohibited.
 
Table No. 6 - Standards and Criteria for Temporary Signage
Zoning District
Type of Sign/ Installation
Max. Area of Any Sign Face
Max. # of Signs
Maximum Height
Within Street Setback
Outside Street Setback
AG
Freestanding;
Wall-mounted
32 sq. ft.
1 per street frontage
6 ft.
12 ft.
SR, RE
R-1, R-2
R-3, MH and
R-MH
Freestanding; Wall-mounted
10 sq. ft. (less than 1 acre)
1 per lot or parcel
6 ft.
6 ft.
32 sq. ft. (1 acre or more)
1 per street frontage
6 ft.
8 ft.
TR
Freestanding; Wall-mounted
32 sq. ft.
1 per street frontage
6 ft.
8 ft.
B-1, B-2, PSC, I-P, L-I and H-I
Freestanding
100 sq. ft
1 per street frontage
A distance below the uppermost line of the wall upon which mounted, equal to one-half the vertical dimension of sign
Wall-mounted
32 sq. ft.
1 per building facade
 
 
Table No. 7 - Sign Area and Sign Height
Permitted Sign Face Area (sq. ft)
Allowable Sign Height (ft.)
50
20
60
20.6
70
21.2
80
21.8
90
22.4
100
23
110
23.6
120
24.2
130
24.8
140
25.4
 
 
Table No. 7 - Sign Area and Sign Height
Permitted Sign Face Area (sq. ft)
Allowable Sign Height (ft.)
150
26
160
26.6
170
27.2
180
27.8
190
28.4
200
29
210
29.6
220
30.2
230
30.8
240
31.4
250
32
260
32.6
270
33.2
280
33.8
290
34.4
300
35
 
Example:  A sign face with a ten foot vertical clearance measured from street grade of the nearest driving lane to the lowest line of the sign face shall be set back a minimum of five feet from the street right-of-way line. No sign face shall be erected to achieve a vertical clearance less than eight feet, unless the sign face is set back a minimum of 12 feet from the street right-of-way line.
Illustrative Example 2 - Graph No. 1
   (E)   Directional signage.  Signage provided for the sole purpose of traffic circulation and direction on the premises shall be permitted within any zoning district in the amount of ten square feet per street entrance, and shall be permitted in addition to the maximum on-site sign areas specified herein.
('80 Code, App. A, § 161)  (Ord. 583, passed 9-16-1952; Ord. 2314, passed 4-16-1986; Ord. 2533, passed 9-4-1991; Ord. O95-040, passed 9-5-1995; Ord. O2002-46, passed 8-7-2002; Ord. O2010-09, passed 2-3-2010; Ord. O2011-05, passed 2-16-2011; Ord. O2017-014, passed 5-3-2017)  Penalty, see § 154-999
   (F)   Signage examples.  The following are illustrative examples.
   Illustrative Example 3 - Signage Examples
Examples Of Monument Signs
Examples Of Pedestal Signs
Examples Of Pole Signs
('80 Code, App. A, § 161)  (Ord. 583, passed 9-16-1952; Ord. 2193, passed 3-21-1984; Ord. 2243, passed 12-19-1984; Ord. O2010-09, passed 2-3-2010; Ord. O2010-32, passed 7-7-2010)  Penalty, see § 154-999