Elmhurst Sign Ordinances


CHAPTER 11

SIGNS

11.1 PURPOSE

Regulation of signs by this Ordinance is intended to promote and protect public health, safety and welfare by reducing the depreciation of property values caused by signs that are incompatible with surrounding land uses; by creating a more attractive economic and business climate within the office and commercial areas of the City; by enhancing and protecting the physical appearance of all areas of the City; by protecting signs from obstruction by other signs; and by reducing the distractions, obstructions, and hazards to pedestrian and auto traffic caused by the indiscriminate placement and use of signs.

11.2 SCOPE

The regulations of this Section shall govern and control the erection, enlargement, expansion, alteration, operation, maintenance, relocation, and removal of all signs within the City visible from any street, sidewalk, or public or private common open space. Any sign not expressly permitted by these regulations shall be prohibited. The regulations of this Section relate to the location of signs, by function and type, within zoning districts and shall be in addition to provisions of the City of Elmhurst Building and Electrical Codes applicable to the construction and maintenance of signs. Should any regulation in this Sign Ordinance be in conflict with provisions of any other lawfully adopted rule, regulation or ordinance, the more restrictive provisions shall prevail. Furthermore, if any section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of this ordinance is held to be invalid, then all remaining parts, which are severable from the invalid parts, shall be valid and remain in effect.

11.3 GRANDFATHERING OF EXISTING SIGNS

Signage, legally existing prior to the effective date of this ordinance shall be allowed to continue; provided, however, that replacement of signage on a zoning lot shall require that said signage conform to the provisions of this chapter, provided further, however, that signs contained in an existing sign structure may be changed without having to conform to the provisions contained herein if the following conditions are met: 1) the sign structure contains off-site directional signs and functional signs for a multiplicity of establishments and 2) such off-site directional signs and functional signs relate to establishments situated in locations where significant site access limitations are present, and 3) satisfactory evidence of ownership or other interest in the property on which the sign is located is submitted.

11.4 SIGN PERMIT REQUIRED

Except as expressly provided in Subsection 11.6 of this Section, no sign shall be erected, enlarged, expanded, altered, relocated, or maintained unless a Sign Permit shall have first been issued in accordance with the provisions of Section 11.4-1 of this Ordinance. No Sign Permit shall be required for an alteration of a sign involving only routine maintenance or the changing of parts designed to be changed provided that such sign currently conforms to provisions of this Chapter. This exception shall not permit a change of the message on any sign without a Sign Permit therefore.

11.4-1. Additional Requirements.

Every application for a Sign Permit shall be accompanied by:
(a) Identity:
Name, address and telephone number of applicant; owner of sign; person, firm, corporation or association erecting the sign.
(b) Location:
Location of the building, structure or parcel of property to which, or upon which, the sign is to be attached or erected.
(c) Plat of Survey:
A Plat of Survey showing the position of the sign on the lot in relation to nearby buildings, structures and street grade.
(d) Structural Drawings:
Two copies of plans and specifications showing method of construction, location and support.
(e) Elevation Drawings:
An elevation drawing showing sign faces, exposed surfaces and proposed message accurately represented in scale as to area, size proportion and color.
(f) Removal Upon Abandonment:
A statement that the sign owners agree to remove the sign at their own expense in the event the sign is not maintained or is abandoned. For purposes of this Chapter, any sign which is located on property which becomes vacant, or any sign which pertains to a use or activity no longer conducted on the premises where such sign is located, shall be deemed to be abandoned.
(g) Penalties:
Any person who violates the provisions of this Ordinance shall be subject to the general penalty provision set forth in Chapter 1, Section 1.06 of the Elmhurst Municipal Code.

11.5 DEFINITIONS AND CLASSIFICATIONS OF SIGNS:

11.5-1. Definitions of Functional Types
For purposes of this Code, signs shall be classified as follows according to function:
(a) Advertising Sign.
A sign, other than an off-premises identification sign or an off-site directional sign, that directs attention to or identifies a business, commodity, service, or entertainment conducted, sold, or offered at a location other than the premises on which the sign is located. This term shall include signs, other than customary identification, lettering and advertising posters on buses and taxicabs, attached to, or otherwise appearing on, parked or moving vehicles.
(b) Attention-Getting Device.
A sign or other device designed to attract attention by means of flashing or moving parts, bright color or light, or movement of any kind. Examples of such signs include pennants hung in series, whirligigs, spinners, streamers, flashing lights, search lights, beacons, and balloons or similar inflatable devices.
(c) Billboard.
Outdoor advertising signs which advertise goods, products or services not sold on the premises on which the sign is located. For purposes of this Ordinance, the terms "billboard," "off-premises sign," and "outdoor advertising sign" may be used interchangeably. Such signs generally constitute a principal land use. There are 3 main types:
1) Poster panels or bulletins normally mounted on a building wall or free standing structure with advertising copy in the form of posted paper.
2) Multi-faced signs - same as above and alternating advertising messages on the one display area.
3) Painted signs with advertiser's messages painted directly on the background of the wall-mounted or free-standing display area.
(d) Bulletin Board Sign (Permanent).
A sign that identifies an institution or organization on whose premises it is located and that contains only the name of the institution or organization, the name or names of persons connected with it, and greetings, announcements of events, or activities occurring at the institution, or similar messages.
(e) Business Sign.
A sign that directs attention to or identifies a business or profession conducted, or to a commodity or service sold, offered, or manufactured, or to an entertainment offered on the premises where the sign is located.
(f) Changeable Copy Sign (Manual).
Sign on which copy is changed manually in the field, i.e., reader boards with changeable letters or changeable pictorial patterns (eg. gas stations, etc.).
(g) Changing Sign (Automatic).
A sign such as an electronic or electronically controlled public service time, temperature and date sign, message center or reader board, where different copy changes are shown at 5 second intervals or more.
(h) Civic Event Sign.
A temporary sign that announces or identifies a civic, use, purpose, event, or program.
(i) Construction (Developer's Sign).
A temporary sign erected on premises on which construction is taking place, during the period of such construction indicating the names of the architects, engineers and contractors or firms having a role in the construction project.
(j) Family Announcement Sign.
A temporary sign that announces family event, such as birth announcements, birthdays, etc.
(k) Governmental Sign.
A sign erected and maintained pursuant to and in discharge of any governmental unction or required by any law, ordinance, or governmental regulation.
(l) Holiday Decorations.
Signs in the nature of decorations, clearly incidental to and customarily and commonly associated with any national, local, or religious holiday.
(m) Identification Sign.
A sign giving only the name, trademark, or other readily recognized symbol or address, or any combination thereof, of a building, business, development, or establishment on the premises where it is located.
(n) Indexing Sign.
A sign that has a series of triangular vertical sections that turn and stop, designed to show 3 messages in the same area.
(o) Joint-Identification Sign.
An identification sign limited in content to the identification of a planned development, office plaza or park, shopping center, or the like and not containing any reference to the individual uses sharing the development, plaza, park, center, or the like.
(p) Memorial Sign.
A sign or tablet memorializing a person, place, event, or structure.
(q) Nameplate Sign.
A sign limited in content to the name or address, or both, of the owner or occupant of a building or premises on which it is located. If any premises is occupied by more than one occupant, the nameplate sign may identify all such occupants as well as the premises and may include necessary directional information.
(r) Off-Premises Identification Sign.
A sign giving only the name, trademark, or other readily recognized symbol or address, or any combination thereof, of a building or development, which sign is located off the lot on which such building or development is located.
(s) Off-Site Directional Sign.
A sign which provides directional assistance to access a business, commodity, service, or entertainment located other than the premises on which the sign is located. The square foot area of such sign shall be counted toward the total allowable signage for the lot on which the sign is located.
(t) Official Flag or Emblem.
A flag or emblem of a government or of a membership organization.
(u) On-Site Informational Sign.
A sign commonly associated with, and limited to, information and directions necessary or convenient for persons coming on the property, including signs marking entrances and exits, parking areas, one-way drives, rest rooms, pick-up and delivery areas, and the like.
(v) Political Sign.
A temporary sign announcing or supporting political candidates or issues in connection with any national, state, or local election.
(w) Private Sale Sign.
A temporary sign advertising private sales of personal property at "house sales," "garage sales," "rummage sales," and the like.
(x) Private Warning Sign.
A sign limited in content to messages of warning, caution, or danger.
(y) Public Service Sign.
Any sign intended primarily to promote items of general interest to the community such as time, temperature and date, atmospheric conditions, news or traffic control.
(z) Real Estate Sign.
A sign indicating the sale, lease or rental of the parcel, structure or establishment on which the sign is located.
(aa) Special Promotion Sign.
A sign, or banner, directing attention to a special product or event (e.g. Grand Opening).
(bb) Supplemental Access Identification Sign.
A sign that relates to establishments situated in locations where significant site access limitations are present. Such signs are associated with, and are limited to, properties that have (1) restricted access on their primary frontage, and (2) a secondary point of access to the property from a right-of-way other than the right-of-way on which the property has frontage. Satisfactory evidence of controlling interest in the property on which the sign is located must be submitted and approved by the City Attorney. The location of such signs shall be limited to the point of secondary access.

11.5-2. Definitions of Structural Types.

For purposes of this Code, signs shall be classified as follows according to structure:
(a) Awning Sign.
Any structure made of cloth or other non-rigid material attached to and
projecting from a building and including structures which are fixed or so erected as to permit their being raised or retracted to a position against the building when not in use.
(b) Bulletin Board (Temporary Institutional) Sign.
A sign located on the premises of an institution or organization which contains only the name or names of persons connected with it, and greetings, announcements of events, or activities occurring at the institution, or similar messages intended to be displayed for a period of time as defined hereinafter in this ordinance.
(c) Canopy Sign.
A permanent roof-like structure extending from part or all of a building and constructed of a metal framework with an approved covering.
(d) Double Faced Sign.
A sign with two distinct faces, each designed to be viewed from separate directions. Both faces shall be the same dimension, parallel to each other, and supported by the same structure. The area of each face of a double faced sign shall be the maximum allowable area for a single faced sign.
(e) Freestanding Sign.
A sign erected on a freestanding frame, mast or pole and not attached to any building.
(f) Ground Sign.
Any freestanding sign, other than a pylon sign, placed upon or supported by the ground independently of any other structure.
(g) Marquee Sign.
Any sign attached to, supported by, and projecting beyond the wall of a building.
(h) Moving or Animated Sign.
Any sign or part of a sign that changes physical position by any movement or rotation or that gives the visual impression of such movement or rotation.
(i) Parapet Sign.
A sign that is located on that portion of a building wall that rises above the roof level.
(j) Portable Sign.
Any sign not permanently attached to the ground or other permanent structure, or a sign designed to be transported, including, but not limited to, signs designed to be transported by means of wheels; signs converted to A- or T- frames; menu and sandwich board signs; balloons used as signs; umbrellas used for advertising; and signs attached to or painted on vehicles parked and visible from the public right-of-way.
(k) Projecting Sign.
A sign that is wholly or partially dependent upon a building for support and which projects more than 12 inches from such building.
(l) Pylon Sign.
A freestanding sign that is mounted on a pole or other supports so that the bottom edge of the sign face is 8 feet or more above grade.
(m) Roof Sign.
A sign that is mounted or painted on the roof of a building, or that is wholly dependent upon a building for support and that projects above the highest point of a building with a flat roof, the eave line of a building with a gambrel, gable, or hip roof, or the deck line of a building with a mansard roof.
(n) Scoreboard Sign.
A sign designed for indicating the score of a game or athletic contest.
(o) Temporary Banner.
A banner intended to be displayed for a period of time as defined hereinafter in this Ordinance.
(p) Temporary Sign.
Any sign, symbol, holiday decoration, figure, representation, banner, pennant, valence, icon or advertising display that by intent is not permanent, constructed of cloth, canvas, fabric, plywood, wallboard, cardboard or other lightweight materials with or without frames, intended to be displayed for a short period of time only.
(q) Wall Sign.
A sign fastened to the wall of a building or structure in such a manner that the wall becomes the supporting structure for, or forms the background surface of such sign.
(r) Window Sign.
Any sign, pictures, symbol, or combination thereof, designed to communicate information about an activity, business, commodity, event, sale, or service that is placed inside a window or upon the window panes or glass and is visible from the exterior of the window.

11.6 SIGNS PERMITTED IN ANY DISTRICT WITHOUT PERMIT OR FEE.

Except as regulated by Subsection 11.8 of this Section and as expressly prohibited in Subsection 11.6 of this Section, and notwithstanding any other contrary provisions of this Ordinance, the following signs may be erected and maintained in any district without obtaining a Sign Permit or paying the fee required for such Permit, subject to the following limitations:
(a) Bulletin Board (Temporary Institutional) Signs.
Such signs shall be limited to: one per zoning lot, 16 square feet in area maximum, shall be displayed for a period of not more than 30 days total in any calendar year, and shall not exceed 5 feet in height above grade.
(b) Civic Events & Family Announcements.
Such sign shall be limited to one per lot and shall be displayed for a period of not more than 7 days.
(c) Governmental Signs.
Signs for the control of traffic, legal notices, identification, information or direction erected or required by governmental bodies, or authorized for public purpose by any law, statute or ordinance.
(d) Holiday Decorations.
Such signs shall be displayed for a period of not more than 30 days in connection with the holiday with which they are displayed provided that they create no safety hazard, nuisance, or adverse impact on the adjacent properties.
(e) Memorial Signs.
Such signs shall be limited to no more than one wall or ground sign per zoning lot, shall be made of durable materials such as bronze, stone, or concrete, shall not be illuminated, and shall not exceed three square feet in area. No sign shall be higher than four feet above grade or closer to any lot line than six feet.
(f) Nameplate Signs.
Such signs shall be limited to no more than one wall or ground sign per occupancy, shall be no more than one square foot in area and shall not be illuminated. No sign shall be higher than four feet above grade nor closer to any lot line than six feet.
(g) Official Flags and Emblems.
Such signs may be displayed on flag poles and when so displayed shall not exceed 24 square feet in area. Such signs may also be displayed in the form of a wall sign and when so displayed shall not exceed three square feet in area.
(h) On-Site Informational Signs.
Such signs shall be limited to wall or ground signs of not more than three square feet in area, shall be, if a ground sign, not more than four feet above grade in height, and shall be illuminated only as necessary to accomplish their intended purpose.
(i) Political Signs.
Such signs shall be located entirely on private property pursuant to the owner's consent. These signs shall be erected not more than 30 days before the election, and shall be removed within 3 days following such election.
(j) Private Sale Signs.
Such signs shall be no more than six square feet in area, shall be located entirely on the premises where such sale is to be conducted, shall be clearly marked with the telephone number of the person responsible for the removal of such sign, shall be erected not more than 24 hours before such sale, and shall be removed within 24 hours following the conclusion of such sale. No such sign shall be higher than four feet above grade nor closer to any lot line than six feet.
(k) Private Warning Signs.
Such signs shall be no more than two square feet in area each, shall be limited to the number necessary to accomplish the intended purpose, and shall be illuminated only as required to accomplish such purpose. No such sign shall be higher than four feet above grade nor closer to any lot line than six feet.
(l) Real Estate Signs.
Such signs shall be limited to one single- or double-faced, non-illuminated sign of the following maximum gross surface areas:
a. Single family residential, individual lots:
No more than six square feet per sign face.
b. Single family residential, multi-lot developments:
No more than six square feet per sign face per zoning lot located in the development, up to a maximum of 18 square feet.
c. Other districts:
No more than 16 square feet.
Such sign must be located entirely within the property to which the sign applies. The sign must be removed 3 days prior to issuance of Certificate of Occupancy or Certificate of Zoning Compliance, or, provided that such Certificates are not necessary, such signs shall be removed upon occupation of the premises to which the sign applies. No more than one such sign is permitted per lot, except corner lots may have one per street frontage. No such sign shall be higher than four feet above grade nor closer to any lot line than six feet.
(m) Towing Signs.
Such signs shall be limited to six (6) square feet in area, and located between four (4) and eight (8) feet above grade in accordance with Illinois State Statute.
(n) Window Signs Temporary.
The aggregate area of all such signs shall not exceed 50% of the area of the window in which they are exhibited nor block any window area required for light, ventilation, or emergency exit by any applicable code. No such sign shall be illuminated nor be displayed for a period of more than 30 days.

11.7 SIGNS SPECIFICALLY PROHIBITED IN ALL DISTRICTS.

The following signs, as well as all other signs not expressly permitted by this Section, are prohibited in all districts and shall not be erected, maintained or permitted to continue in any district:
(a) Advertising Signs and Billboards.
(b) Attention-Getting Devices.
(c) Marquee Signs.
(d) Moving or Animated Signs,
Except public service signs as expressly authorized in the Section.
(e) Off-Premises Identification Signs.
(f) Parapet Signs.
(g) Portable Signs,
Except as provided in section 11.6 of this Chapter.
(h) Projecting Signs.
(i) Roof Signs.
(j) Temporary Signs,
Except as expressly authorized in Section 11.9 of this Chapter.
(k) Any sign that advertises, identifies, or pertains to a business no longer conducted, or a
product no longer sold, on the premises where such sign is located.
Such signs shall be removed within 30 days following cessation of the relevant activity.
(l) Any sign on a tree or utility pole,
Whether on public or private property, except house numbers on private property.
(m) Any sign on public property,
Except governmental signs authorized in this Section.
(n) Any sign painted directly on a wall, roof, fence, bridge, or railroad trestle.
(o) Any sign using reflective paint or tape,
Other than a governmental sign, towing sign or a warning sign.
(p) Any sign in the shape of any product,
Other than a temporary window sign.
(q) Any sign not expressly permitted in this ordinance.

11.8 EXEMPT SIGNS.

The following signs are deemed to be of special architectural and/or historical significance and are, therefore, exempted from the provisions of this chapter:
1. York Theater marquee as it exists on the date of adoption of this ordinance.
11.9 TEMPORARY BANNERS AND SIGNS.
The following banners and signs shall be permitted only upon receiving approval of the Zoning Administrator in accordance with the following standards:

11.9-1 Promotional Banners:

(a) Time Limitation.
No such temporary banner shall be exhibited, nor shall an organization or business be allowed temporary signage for a period of more than thirty (30) days in any calendar year.
(b) Letter of Request.
No temporary banner shall be exhibited until the Zoning Administrator approves a written request for such banners. The letter of request shall include banner location, size, and message to be advertised.

11.9-2 Civic Banners:

(a) Permits Required.
No banner shall be erected or placed in a public right-of-way or over any street in the City except upon receipt of a permit therefore. All applications for said permit shall be in writing, fully describing the banner for which the permit is desired and shall be filed with the City Manager. Said permit shall be limited to charitable organizations (as defined in Chapter 23, s.501 "A", Ill. Rev. Stat. 1975), local government units, accredited educational institutions located in Elmhurst, and local civic organizations, but not including political organizations. No permit for a civic banner shall be issued unless the City Manager has given written notice to the City Council at
least 72 hours prior to a regularly scheduled council meeting. At such meeting, the City Council may, in its discretion, direct the City Manager to deny the temporary civic banner permit to the applicant therefore.
(b) Fee.
If the banner to be erected or placed over a street receives approval from the City Manager, the City Clerk shall issue a permit therefore upon the payment of a fee as established in the Fee Ordinance to cover the cost of installation and removal by the City.
(c) Time Limitation.
No such temporary civic banner shall be exhibited for a period of more than fourteen (14) days.

11.9-3 Temporary Signs.

Temporary signs shall be permitted on property owned by a local governmental unit for the purpose of announcing or advertising an event taking place on such property which is otherwise permitted. Examples include school plays or other events and park district activities or events such as the haunted house. A permit shall be required for such temporary signs in accordance with the requirements for civic banners as provided in subsection 11.9-2 of this section.

11.10 GENERAL STANDARDS.

The following general standards shall apply to all signs.

11.10-1. Illumination.

(a) Location and Design of Light Source.
Whenever an external artificial light source is used for a sign, such source shall be located, shielded, and directed so as not to be directly visible from any public street or private residence. No receptacle or device housing a permitted light
source for a sign shall protrude more than 18 inches from the face of the sign or building to which it is attached provided; however, a receptacle or device housing a permitted light source for a sign may be located more than 18 inches from the face of the sign if such light source is ground mounted, locked in place, and cannot be redirected.
(b) Level of Illumination.
In no event shall the illumination of any sign, resulting from any internal or external artificial light source, exceed 50 foot candles when measured with a standard light meter held perpendicular to the sign face at a distance equal to the narrowest dimension of such sign face. All artificial illumination shall be so designed, located, shielded, and directed as to illuminate only the sign face or faces and to prevent the casting of glare or direct light upon adjacent property or streets.
(c) Signs Adjacent to Residential Areas.
Any illuminated sign located on a lot abutting or across a street from, and visible from, any residentially zoned area shall not be illuminated between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. except that such sign may remain illuminated during such time as the activity to which the sign pertains is open for business so long as such sign is not a public or private nuisance.
(d) Flashing Lights Prohibited.
Except for public service signs when expressly permitted by this Section, no flashing, blinking, or intermittent lights shall be permitted.

11.10-2. Sign Colors.

No sign shall employ more than three colors. For purposes of this Paragraph, black and white shall be considered to be colors except when used only as the background of a sign.

11.10-3. Electrical Elements.

All wiring, fittings, and materials used in the construction, connection, and operation of electrically illuminated signs shall be in accordance with the provisions of the Elmhurst Electrical Ordinance.

11.10-4. Structural Elements.

The construction and structural components of all signs shall be in accordance with the standards and regulations of the Elmhurst Building Ordinance. All permanent signs shall be constructed of fire-resistant materials and shall be capable of withstanding wind pressures of at least 30 pounds per square foot of surface area and of receiving dead loads based on the actual weight of the structure. In no case shall the structural elements of a pylon sign extend above the top of the sign face.

11.10-5. Minimum elevation of Certain Signs.

The bottom of every awning, canopy, marquee, and wall sign shall be elevated at least eight feet above grade. Whenever possible, wall signs on the same facade shall maintain the same top and bottom elevations above grade.

11.10-6. Obstruction of Access Ways.

No sign or sign structure shall obstruct free ingress to or egress from a fire escape, door, window, or other required access way.

11.10-7. Obstruction of Window Surface.

No sign shall project over, occupy, or obstruct any window surface required for light or ventilation by any applicable provision of Elmhurst ordinances.

11.10-8. Traffic Safety.

(a) Confusion with Traffic Signals.
No sign shall be maintained at any location where by reason of its position, size, shape, content, color, or illumination it may obstruct, impair, obscure, interfere with the view of, or be confused with any traffic control sign, signal, or device or where it may interfere with, mislead, or confuse traffic.
(b) Obstruction of Sight Triangles Prohibited.
No sign, nor any part of a sign other than a supporting pole or brace no greater than 18 inches in width or diameter, shall be located lower than eight feet from grade within the area of any sight triangle as defined in Chapter 13 of the Zoning Ordinance.

11.10-8. Signs in Rights-of-Way.

Except as provided in this Paragraph, no sign, except governmental signs authorized in this Section, shall be placed in or extend into or over any public property or public right-of-way. Civic event signs may extend on, into, or over a public right-of-way upon the specific prior approval of the City Manager on the basis of need, impact on pedestrian and vehicular traffic, and impact on surrounding property.

11.10-9. Civic Event Signs.

No civic event signs authorized in this Section shall be permitted except upon the specific prior approval of the City Manager.

11.10-11.Sign Maintenance.

The owner of a sign and the owner of the premises on which such sign is located shall be jointly and severally liable to maintain such sign, including its illumination sources, in compliance with this Ordinance an all applicable laws, in a safe and secure condition, and in a neat and orderly condition and good-working order at all times, and to prevent the development of any rust, corrosion, rotting, or other deterioration in the physical appearance or safety of such sign. The premises around ground and pylon signs shall be kept clean and free of all rubbish and weeds.

11.10-12.Sign Measurement.

(a) Area to be Included.
The supporting structure or bracing of a sign shall be omitted in measuring the area of the sign unless such structure or bracing is made part of the message or face of the sign. When a sign has more than one display face, all faces shall be included in determining the area of the sign.
(b) Area of Signs With Backing.
The area of all signs with backing shall be measured by computing the area of the sign backing.
(c) Area of Signs Without Backing.
The area of all signs without backing shall be measured by computing the area of the smallest regular geometric figures that can separately encompass all words, letters, figures, emblems, and other elements of the sign message.
(d) Area of Signs With and Without Backing.
The area of all signs formed by a combination of elements with and without backing shall be measured by combining the area of such elements measured in accordance with the foregoing subparagraphs.

11.10-13.Signs on Lots with Multiple Users.

When more than one user occupies a zoning lot, the owner of the lot shall be responsible for allocating permitted signage among such users in such fashion as the owner shall determine or agree subject to the provisions of this Ordinance.

11.10-14.Sign Spacing.

No sign shall be nearer than two feet to any other sign or structure, other than a structure to which it is lawfully attached.

11.10-15.General Safety.

Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section, no sign shall be constructed or maintained in any area or in any manner so as to create a nuisance or a threat to the public safety or welfare.

11.10-16.Content.

Notwithstanding any other provision of this Chapter to the contrary, noncommercial copy of any nature may be placed on any otherwise permitted sign, whether or not such noncommercial copy relates to the business, commodity, service or entertainment conducted, sold, or offered on the premises on which the sign is located.

11.11 DISTRICT REGULATIONS: CONSERVATION/RECREATION DISTRICT.

Signs shall be permitted in the C/R district as follows:

11.11-1. Functional Types Permitted:

(a) All signs permitted in any district without permit or fee, as provided in Section 11.6 of this Chapter.
(b) Bulletin Board Sign (Permanent), provided, however, that such sign has been approved pursuant to Chapter 3, Section 3.11, Conditional Uses.
(c) Construction signs, provided, however, that such sign is removed prior to issuance of the Certificate of Occupancy.

11.11-2. Number of Signs Permitted Per Lot:

(a) All signs permitted in any district without permit or fee, as provided in Section 11.6 of this Chapter; plus
(b) One (1) Bulletin Board sign (permanent) pursuant to Chapter 3, Section 3.11, Conditional Uses.
(c) One (1) Construction Sign of any permitted structural type.

11.11-3. Maximum Gross Surface Area of Signs Permitted:

(a) Signs without permits:
As provided in Section 11.6 of this Chapter for signs permitted pursuant to that Section.
(b) Bulletin Board Signs (Permanent):
Such signage shall be limited in area to 50 square feet (100 square feet for lots with frontage in excess of 300 feet) approved pursuant to Chapter 3, Section 3.11, Conditional Uses.
(c) Construction signs:
Not to exceed 12 square feet per lot.

11.11-4. Maximum Height of Signs Permitted:

(a) Signs without permits:
As provided in Section 11.6 of this Chapter for signs permitted pursuant to that Section.
(b) Bulletin Board Signs (Permanent):
Not to exceed twenty (20) feet above grade.
(c) Construction Signs:
Not to exceed five (5) feet above grade.

11.11-5. Minimum Setback Required:

(a) Signs without permits:
As provided in Section 11.6 of this Chapter for signs permitted pursuant to that Section.
(b) Other signs:
Six feet from all lot lines.

11.11-6. Illumination:

(a) Signs without permits:
Signs permitted pursuant to Section 11.6 of this Section shall be illuminated only as permitted in that Section.
(b) Other signs:
Signs permitted pursuant to this Section 11.11 may be illuminated only by indirect or internal white light not exceeding 50 foot candles when measured with a standard light meter held perpendicular to the sign face at a distance equal to the narrowest dimension of such sign face.

11.12 DISTRICT REGULATIONS: RE, R-1, R-2, R-3, & R-4 RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS.

Signs shall be permitted in all residential districts as follows:

11.12-1. Functional Types Permitted:

(a) All signs permitted in any district without permit or fee, as provided in Section 11.6 of this Chapter.
(b) Bulletin Board Sign (Permanent), provided, however, that such sign has been approved pursuant to Chapter 3, Section 3.11, Conditional Uses.
(c) Construction signs, provided, however, that such sign is removed prior to issuance of the Certificate of Occupancy.
(d) Wall signs, provided, however, that such signs have been approved pursuant to Chapter 3, Section 3.11, Conditional Uses.

11.12-2. Number of Signs Permitted Per Lot:

(a) All signs permitted in any district without permit or fee, as provided in Section 11.6 of this Chapter; plus
(b) One (1) Bulletin Board sign (permanent) pursuant to Chapter 3, Section 3.11, Conditional Uses.
(c) One (1) construction sign of any permitted structural type.

11.12-3. Maximum Gross Surface Area of Signs Permitted:

(a) Signs without permits:
As provided in Section 11.6 of this Chapter for signs permitted pursuant to that Section; plus
(b) Bulletin board signs (permanent):
Such signage shall be limited in area to 50 square feet (100 square feet for lots with frontage in excess of 300 feet) approved pursuant to Chapter 3, Section 3.11, Conditional Uses.
(c) Construction signs:
Not to exceed 12 square feet per lot. No such sign shall be higher than 5 feet above grade.

11.12-4. Maximum Height of Signs Permitted:

(a) Signs without permits:
As provided in Section 11.6 of this Chapter for signs permitted pursuant to that Section.
(b) Bulletin Board Signs (Permanent):
Not to exceed five (5) feet above grade.

11.12-5. Minimum Setback Required:

(a) Signs without permits:
As provided in Section 11.6 of this Chapter for signs permitted pursuant to that Section.
(b) Other signs:
Six (6) feet from all lot lines.

11.12-6. Illumination:

(a) Signs without permits:
Signs permitted pursuant to Section 11.6 of this Section shall be illuminated only as permitted in that Section.
(b) Other signs:
Signs permitted pursuant to this Section 11.12 may be illuminated only by indirect or internal white light not exceeding 50 foot candles when measured with a standard light meter held perpendicular to the sign face at a distance equal to the narrowest dimension of such sign face.
11.13 DISTRICT REGULATIONS: OFFICE/INSTITUTIONAL/CULTURAL DISTRICTS.
Signs shall be permitted in the O/I/C district as follows:

11.13-1. Functional Types Permitted:

(a) All signs permitted in any district without permit or fee, as provided in Section 11.6 of this Chapter.
(b) Bulletin Board Signs (Permanent), provided, however, that such sign has been approved pursuant to Chapter 3, Section 3.11, Conditional Uses.
(c) Business Signs.
(d) Construction signs, provided, however, that such sign is removed prior to issuance of the Certificate of Occupancy.
(e) Identification Signs.

11.13-2. Structural Types Permitted:

(a) Ground signs.
(b) Wall Signs, provided, however, that cabinet (eg. can, box) type signs shall have an opaque background.
11.13-3. Number of Signs Permitted Per Lot:
(a) All signs permitted in any district without permit or fee, as provided in Section 11.6 of this Chapter; plus
(b) One (1) Bulletin Board sign (permanent) pursuant to Chapter 3, Section 3.11, Conditional Uses.
(c) One (1) construction sign of any permitted structural type.
(d) One (1) Ground Sign.
(e) One (1) Wall Sign.

11.13-4. Maximum Gross Surface Area of Signs Permitted:

(a) Signs without permits:
As provided in Section 11.6 of this Chapter for signs permitted pursuant to that Section; plus
(b) Bulletin board signs (permanent):
Such signage shall be limited in area to 50 square feet (100 square feet for lots with frontage in excess of 300 feet) approved pursuant to Chapter 3, Section 3.11, Conditional Uses.
(c) Construction signs:
Not to exceed 12 square feet per lot.
(d) Ground Signs:
Not to exceed 25 square feet per sign face, nor more than 50 square feet total.
(e) Wall Signs:
Not to exceed 25 square feet per sign face. The area of signage identifying an individual tenant of a multi-tenant building shall not exceed one square foot per foot of frontage of that particular tenant up to a maximum of 25 square feet.

11.13-5. Maximum Height of Signs Permitted:

(a) Signs without permits:
As provided in Section 11.6 of this Chapter for signs permitted pursuant to that Section.
(b) Construction Signs:
Not to exceed five (5) feet above grade.
(c) Ground Signs:
Not to exceed five (5) feet above grade.
(d) Wall Signs:
Not to exceed twenty (20) feet above grade.
11.13-6. Minimum Setback Required:
(a) Signs without permits:
As provided in Section 11.6 of this Chapter for signs permitted pursuant to that Section.
(b) Other signs:
Six (6) feet from all lot lines.

11.13-7. Illumination:

(a) Signs without permits:
Signs permitted pursuant to Section 11.6 of this Chapter shall be illuminated only as permitted in that Section.
(b) Other signs:
Signs permitted pursuant to this Subsection 11.13 may be illuminated only by indirect or internal white light not exceeding 50 foot candles when measured with a standard light meter held perpendicular to the sign face at a distance equal to the narrowest dimension of such sign face.

11.14 DISTRICT REGULATIONS: O1 OFFICE DISTRICT.

Signs shall be permitted in the Office 1 district as follows:

11.14-1. Functional Types Permitted:

(a) All signs permitted in any district without permit or fee, as provided in Section 11.6 of this Chapter.
(b) Business Signs.
(c) Construction signs, provided, however, that such sign is removed prior to issuance of the Certificate of Occupancy.
(d) Identification signs.

11.14-2. Structural Types Permitted:

(a) Ground signs.
(b) Wall Signs, provided, however, that cabinet (eg. can, box) type signs shall have an opaque background.

11.14-3. Number of Signs Permitted Per Lot:

(a) All signs permitted in any district without permit or fee, as provided in Section 11.6 of this Chapter; plus
(b) One Construction Sign of any permitted structural type.
(c) One Ground Sign.
(d) One Wall Sign.

11.14-4. Maximum Gross Surface Area of Signs Permitted:

(a) Signs without permits:
As provided in Section 11.6 of this Chapter for signs permitted pursuant to that Section; plus
(b) Construction signs:
Not to exceed 12 square feet per lot.
(c) Ground Signs:
Not to exceed 12 square feet.
(d) Wall Signs:
Not to exceed 12 square feet per sign face. The area of signage identifying an individual tenant of a multi-tenant building shall not exceed one square foot per foot of frontage of that particular tenant up to a maximum of 12 square feet.

11.14-5. Maximum Height of Signs Permitted:

(a) Signs without permits:
As provided in Section 11.6 of this Chapter for signs permitted pursuant to that Section.
(b) Construction Signs:
Not to exceed five (5) feet above grade.
(c) Ground Signs:
Not to exceed five (5) feet above grade.
(d) Wall Signs:
Not to exceed twenty (20) feet above grade.

11.14-6. Minimum Setback Required:

(a) Signs without permits:
As provided in Section 11.6 of this Chapter for signs permitted pursuant to that Section.
(b) Other signs:
Six (6) feet from all lot lines.

11.14-7. Illumination:

(a) Signs without permits:
Signs permitted pursuant to Section 11.6 of this Chapter shall be illuminated only as permitted in that Section.
(b) Other signs:
Signs permitted pursuant to this Section 11.14 may be illuminated only by indirect or internal white light not exceeding 50 foot candles when measured with a standard light meter held perpendicular to the sign face at a distance equal to the narrowest dimension of such sign face.

11.15 DISTRICT REGULATIONS: C-1 COMMERCIAL DISTRICT.

Signs shall be permitted in the C-1 Commercial district as follows:

11.15-1. Functional Types Permitted:

(a) All signs permitted in any district without permit or fee, as provided in Section 11.6 of this Chapter.
(b) Business Signs.
(c) Changeable Copy Signs (Permanent).
(d) Changing Signs (Automatic).
(e) Construction signs, provided, however, that such sign is removed prior to issuance of the Certificate of Occupancy.
(f) Identification Signs.
(g) Joint Identification Signs.

11.15-2. Structural Types Permitted:

(a) Awning Signs.
(b) Canopy Signs.
(c) Ground Signs.
(d) Pylon Signs permitted by Conditional Use Permit in accordance with Chapter 3, Section 3.11 of this ordinance
(e) Wall Signs, provided, however, that cabinet (e.g. can, box) type signs shall have an opaque background.
(f) Window Signs.

11.15-3. Number of Signs Permitted Per Lot:

(a) All signs permitted in any district without permit or fee, as provided in Section 11.6 of this Chapter.
(b) One construction sign of any permitted structural type.
(c) One Ground or Pylon sign (pylon signs are allowed only with an approved Conditional Use Permit in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 3, Section 3.11 of this ordinance) per 300 feet of zoning lot frontage to be located within that portion of zoning lot frontage and not less than 300 feet from any other ground sign on the same zoning lot. Joint identification signs may be located within 300 feet of ground signs on the same zoning lot.
(d) Any number of other structural types, subject to the area limitations of subparagraph 11.15-4(a) below.

11.15-4. Maximum Gross Surface Area of Signs Permitted:

(a) Total Sign Area;
The total sign area of all signs on a zoning lot shall not exceed one (1) square foot per foot of zoning lot frontage; provided, however, that construction signs, real estate signs, joint identification signs, and signs allowed without permits shall not be counted toward the total allowable gross sign surface area permitted on a zoning lot.
(b) Individual Sign Area Limitations:
The following individual sign area limitations shall apply to all signs, whether counted toward the total allowable gross sign surface area established in Paragraph 11.15-4(a) or not:
(1) Awning and Canopy Signs:
Not to exceed 25 square feet per sign face. The area of signage identifying an individual tenant of a multi-tenant building shall not exceed one square foot per foot of frontage of that particular tenant.
(2) Construction Signs:
Not to exceed 12 square feet per lot.
(3) Ground Signs:
Not to exceed 25 square feet per sign face, nor more than 50 square feet total.
(4) Pylon Signs (approved by Conditional Use Permit in accordance with
Chapter 3, Section 3.11):
Not to exceed 64 square feet per sign face nor more than 128 square feet total.
(5) Wall Signs:
Not to exceed 25 square feet per sign face. The area of signage identifying an individual tenant of a multi-tenant building shall not exceed one and one-half (1-1/2) square feet per foot of frontage of that particular tenant up to a maximum of 25 square feet.
(6) Window Signs:
Not to exceed 25% of the area of the window in which they are exhibited.

11.15-5. Maximum Height of Signs Permitted:

(a) Signs without permits:
As provided in Section 11.6 of this Chapter for signs permitted pursuant to that Section.
(b) Awning, Canopy, and Wall Signs:
No such sign shall exceed twenty (20) feet above grade.
(c) Ground Signs:
No such sign shall exceed five (5) feet above grade.
(d) Pylon Signs (approved by Conditional Use Permit in accordance with Chapter 3, Section 3.11):
No such sign shall exceed twenty (20) feet above grade.
(e) Wall Signs:
No such sign shall exceed twenty (20) feet above grade.
(f) Window Signs:
No such sign shall be higher than the window on the level on which the business or use is located.

11.15-6. Minimum Setback Required:

(a) Signs without permits:
As provided in Section 11.6 of this Chapter for signs permitted pursuant to that Section.
(b) Other signs:
Six (6) feet from all lot lines.

11.15-7. Illumination:

(a) Signs without permits:
signs permitted pursuant to Section 11.6 of this Chapter shall be illuminated only as permitted in that Section.
(b) Other signs:
signs permitted pursuant to this Section 11.15 may be illuminated only by indirect or internal white light not exceeding 50 foot candles when measured with a standard light meter held perpendicular to the sign face at a distance equal to the narrowest dimension of such sign face.

11.16 DISTRICT REGULATIONS: C-2 COMMERCIAL DISTRICT.

Signs shall be permitted in the C-2 Commercial district as follows:

11.16-1. Functional Types Permitted:

(a) All signs permitted in any district without permit or fee, as provided in Section 11.6 of this Chapter.
(b) Business Signs.
(c) Changeable Copy Signs (Permanent).
(d) Changing Signs (Automatic).
(e) Construction signs, provided, however, that such sign is removed prior to issuance of the Certificate of Occupancy.
(f) Identification Signs.
(g) Joint Identification Signs.
(h) Off-Site Directional Signs, provided, however, that such sign has been approved pursuant to Chapter 3, Section 3.11, Conditional Uses.

11.16-2. Structural Types Permitted:

(a) Awning Signs.
(b) Canopy Signs.
(c) Ground Signs.
(d) Pylon Signs permitted by Conditional Use Permit in accordance with Chapter 3, Section 3.11 of this ordinance.
(e) Wall Signs, provided, however, that cabinet (eg. can, box) type signs shall have an opaque background.
(f) Window Signs.

11.16-3. Number of Signs Permitted Per Lot:

(a) All signs permitted in any district without permit or fee, as provided in Section 11.6 of this Chapter.
(b) One Construction sign of any permitted structural type.
(c) One Ground or Pylon sign (pylon signs are allowed only with an approved Conditional Use Permit in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 3, Section 3.11 of this ordinance) per 300 feet of zoning lot frontage, provided, however, that
lots with frontages of less than 300 feet are entitled to one ground sign, to be located within that portion of zoning lot frontage and not less than 300 feet from any other ground sign on the same zoning lot. Joint identification signs may be located within 300 feet of ground signs on the same zoning lot.
(d) One (1) Off-Site Directional Sign, pursuant to Chapter 3, Section 3.11, Conditional Uses.
(e) Any number of other structural types, subject to the area limitations of subparagraph 11.16-4(a) below.

11.16-4. Maximum Gross Surface Area of Signs Permitted:

(a) Total Sign Area:
The total sign area of all signs on a zoning lot shall not exceed one (1) square foot per foot of zoning lot frontage; provided, however, that construction signs, real estate signs, joint identification signs, and signs allowed without permits shall not be counted toward the total allowable gross sign surface area permitted on a zoning lot.
(b) Individual Sign Area Limitations:
The following individual sign area limitations shall apply to all signs, whether counted toward the total allowable gross sign surface area established in subparagraph 11.16-4(a) or not:
(1) Awning and Canopy Signs:
Not to exceed 25 square feet per sign face. The area of signage identifying an individual tenant of a multi-tenant building shall not exceed one square foot per foot of frontage of that particular tenant.
(2) Construction signs:
Not to exceed 12 square feet per lot.
(3) Ground Signs:
Not to exceed 25 square feet per sign face, nor more than 50 square feet total.
(4) Off-Site Directional Signs:
Shall not exceed 10 square feet per sign face nor more than 20 square feet total.
(5) Pylon Signs (approved by Conditional Use Permit in accordance with Chapter 3, Section 3.11):
Not to exceed 100 square feet per sign face nor more than 200 square feet total.
(6) Wall Signs:
Not to exceed 25 square feet per sign face. The area of signage identifying an individual tenant of a multi-tenant building shall not exceed one and one-half (1-1/2) square feet per foot of frontage of that particular tenant up to a maximum of 25 square feet.
(7) Window Signs:
Not to exceed 25% of the area of the window in which they are exhibited.

11.16-5. Maximum Height of Signs Permitted:

(a) Signs without permits:
As provided in Section 11.6 of this Chapter for signs permitted pursuant to that Section.
(b) Awning, Canopy, and Wall Signs:
No such sign shall exceed twenty (20) feet above grade.
(c) Ground Signs:
No such sign shall exceed five (5) feet above grade.
(d) Off-Site Directional Signs:
Not to exceed 5 feet above grade, measured at the street curb.
(e) Pylon Signs (approved by Conditional Use Permit in accordance with Chapter 3, Section 3.11):
No such sign shall exceed twenty (20) feet above grade.
(f) Wall Signs:
No such sign shall exceed twenty (20) feet above grade.
(g) Window Signs:
No such sign shall be higher than the window on the level on which the business or use is located.

11.16-6. Minimum Setback Required:

(a) Signs without permits:
As provided in Section 11.6 of this Chapter for signs permitted pursuant to that Section.
(b) Other signs:
Six (6) feet from all lot lines.

11.16-7. Illumination:

(a) Signs without permits:
Signs permitted pursuant to Section 11.6 of this Chapter shall be illuminated only as permitted in that Section.
(b) Other signs:
Signs permitted pursuant to this Section 11.16 may be illuminated only by indirect or internal white light not exceeding 50 foot candles when measured with a standard light meter held perpendicular to the sign face at distance equal to the narrowest dimension of such sign face.

11.17 DISTRICT REGULATIONS: C-3 COMMERCIAL DISTRICT.
Signs shall be permitted in the C-3 Commercial district as follows:

11.17-1. Functional Types Permitted:

(a) All signs permitted in any district without permit or fee, as provided in Section
11.6 of this Chapter.
(b) Business Signs.
(c) Changeable Copy Signs (Permanent).
(d) Changing Signs (Automatic).
(e) Construction signs, provided, however, that such sign is removed prior to issuance of the Certificate of Occupancy.
(f) Identification Signs.
(g) Joint Identification Signs.
(h) Off-Site Directional Signs, provided, however, that such sign has been approved pursuant to Chapter 3, Section 3.11, Conditional Uses.
(i) Supplemental Access Identification Signs, provided, however, that such sign has been approved pursuant to Chapter 3, Section 3.11, Conditional Uses.

11.17-2. Structural Types Permitted:

(a) Awning Signs.
(b) Canopy Signs.
(c) Ground Signs.
(d) Pylon Signs permitted by Conditional Use Permit in accordance with Chapter 3, Section 3.11 of this ordinance.
(e) Wall Signs, provided, however, that cabinet (eg. can, box) type signs shall have an opaque background.
(f) Window Signs.

11.17-3. Number of Signs Permitted Per Lot:

(a) All signs permitted in any district without permit or fee, as provided in Section 11.6 of this Chapter.
(b) One construction sign of any permitted structural type.
(c) One Ground or Pylon sign (pylon signs are allowed only with an approved Conditional Use Permit in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 3, Section 3.11 of this ordinance) per 300 feet of zoning lot frontage, provided, however, that lots with frontages of less than 300 feet are entitled to one ground sign, to be located within that portion of zoning lot frontage and not less than 300 feet from any other ground or pylon sign on the same zoning lot. Joint identification signs may be located within 300 feet of ground or pylon signs on the same zoning lot.
(d) One (1) Off-Site Directional Sign, pursuant to Chapter 3, Section 3.11, Conditional Uses.
(e) Any number of other structural types, subject to the area limitations of subparagraph 11.17-4(a) below.

11.17-4. Maximum Gross Surface Area of Signs Permitted:

(a) Total Sign Area;
The total sign area of all signs on a zoning lot shall not exceed one (1) square foot per foot of zoning lot frontage; provided, however, that construction signs, real estate signs, joint identification signs, supplemental access identification signs, and signs allowed without permits shall not be counted toward the total allowable gross sign surface area permitted on a zoning lot.
(b) Individual Sign Area Limitations:
The following individual sign area limitations hall apply to all signs, whether counted toward the total allowable gross sign surface area established in Subparagraph 11.17-4(a) or not:
(1) Awning and Canopy Signs:
Not to exceed 100 square feet per sign face. The area of signage identifying an individual tenant of a multi-tenant building shall not exceed one square foot per foot of frontage of that particular tenant.
(2) Construction signs:
Not to exceed 12 square feet per lot.
(3) Ground Signs:
Not to exceed 100 square feet per sign face, nor more than 200 square feet total.
(4) Off-Site Directional Signs:
Shall not exceed 10 square feet per sign face nor more than 20 square feet total.
(5) Pylon Signs (approved by Conditional Use Permit in accordance with Chapter 3, Section 3.11):
Not to exceed 144 square feet per sign face, nor more than 288 square feet total.
(6) Wall Signs:
Not to exceed 100 square feet per sign face. The area of signage identifying an individual tenant of a multi-tenant building shall not exceed one and one-half (1-1/2) square feet per foot of frontage of that particular tenant up to a maximum of 100 square feet.
(7) Window Signs:
Not to exceed 25% of the area of the window in which they are exhibited.

11.17-5. Maximum Height of Signs Permitted:

(a) Signs without permits:
As provided in Section 11.6 of this Chapter for signs permitted pursuant to that Section.
(b) Awning, Canopy, and Wall Signs:
No such sign shall exceed twenty (20) feet above grade.
(c) Ground Signs:
No such sign shall exceed five (5) feet above grade.
(d) Off-Site Directional Signs:
Not to exceed 5 feet above grade, measured at the street curb.
(e) Pylon Signs (approved by Conditional Use Permit in accordance with Chapter 3, Section 3.11 of this ordinance):
No such sign shall exceed thirty-five (35) feet above grade.
(f) Wall Signs:
No such sign shall exceed twenty (20) feet above grade.
(g) Window Signs:
No such sign shall be higher than the window on the level on which the business or use is located.

11.17-6. Minimum Setback Required:

(a) Signs without permits:
As provided in Section 11.6 of this Chapter for signs permitted pursuant to that Section.
(b) Other signs:
Six (6) feet from all lot lines.

11.17-7. Illumination:

(a) Signs without permits:
Signs permitted pursuant to Section 11.6 of this Chapter shall be illuminated only as permitted in that Section.
(b) Other signs:
Signs permitted pursuant to this Section 11.17 may be illuminated only by indirect or internal white light not exceeding 50 foot candles when measured with a standard light meter held perpendicular to the sign face at a distance equal to the narrowest dimension of such sign face.

11.18 DISTRICT REGULATIONS: C-4 AND C-4A COMMERCIAL DISTRICTS.

Signs shall be permitted in the C-4 Commercial district as follows:

11.18-1. Functional Types Permitted:

(a) All signs permitted in any district without permit or fee, as provided in Section 11.6 of this Chapter.
(b) Business Signs.
(c) Changeable Copy Signs (Permanent).
(d) Changing Signs (Automatic).
(e) Construction signs, provided, however, that such sign is removed prior to issuance of the Certificate of Occupancy.
(f) Identification Signs.
(g) Joint Identification Signs.

11.18-2. Structural Types Permitted:

(a) Awning Signs.
(b) Canopy Signs.
(c) Ground Signs.
(d) Wall Signs, provided, however, that cabinet (eg. can, box) type signs shall have an opaque background.
(e) Window Signs.

11.18-3. Number of Signs Permitted Per Lot:

(a) All signs permitted in any district without permit or fee, as provided in Section 11.6 of this Chapter.
(b) One construction sign of any permitted structural type.
(c) One Ground sign per 300 feet of zoning lot frontage, provided, however, that lots with frontages of less than 300 feet are entitled to one ground sign, to be located within that portion of zoning lot frontage and not less than 300 feet from any other ground sign on the same zoning lot. Joint identification signs may be located within 300 feet of ground signs on the same zoning lot.
(d) Any number of other structural types, subject to the area limitations of subparagraph 11.18-4(a) below.

11.18-4. Maximum Gross Surface Area of Signs Permitted:

(a) Total Sign Area;
The total sign area of all signs on a zoning lot shall not exceed one (1) square foot per foot of zoning lot frontage; provided, however, that construction signs, real estate signs, joint identification signs, and signs allowed without permits shall not be counted toward the total allowable gross sign surface area permitted on a zoning lot.
(b) Individual Sign Area Limitations:
The following individual sign area limitations shall apply to all signs, whether counted toward the total allowable gross sign surface area established in Subparagraph 11.18-4(a) or not:
(1) Awning and Canopy Signs:
Not to exceed 50 square feet per sign face. The area of signage identifying an individual tenant of a multi-tenant building shall not exceed one square foot per foot of frontage of that particular tenant.
(2) Construction signs:
Not to exceed 12 square feet per lot.
(3) Ground Signs:
Not to exceed 50 square feet per sign face, nor more than 100 square feet total.
(4) Wall Signs:
Not to exceed 50 square feet per sign face. The area of signage identifying an individual tenant of a multi-tenant building shall not
exceed one square foot per foot of frontage of that particular tenant up to a maximum of 50 square feet.
(5) Window Signs:
Not to exceed 25% of the area of the window in which they are exhibited.

11.18-5. Maximum Height of Signs Permitted:

(a) Signs without permits:
As provided in Section 11.6 of this Chapter for signs permitted pursuant to that Section.
(b) Awning, Canopy, and Wall Signs:
No such sign shall exceed twenty (20) feet above grade.
(c) Ground Signs:
No such sign shall exceed five (5) feet above grade.
(d) Wall Signs:
No such sign shall exceed twenty (20) feet above grade.
(e) Window Signs:
No such sign shall be higher than the window on the level on which the business or use is located.

11.18-6. Minimum Setback Required:

(a) Signs without permits:
As provided in Section 11.6 of this Chapter for signs permitted pursuant to that Section.
(b) Other signs:
Six (6) feet from all lot lines.

11.18-7. Illumination:

(a) Signs without permits:
Signs permitted pursuant to Section 11.6 of this Chapter shall be illuminated only as permitted in that Section.
(b) Other signs:
Signs permitted pursuant to this Section 11.18 may be illuminated only by indirect or internal white light not exceeding 50 foot candles when measured with a standard light meter held perpendicular to the sign face at a distance equal to the narrowest dimension of such sign face.

11.19 DISTRICT REGULATIONS: I-1 & I-2 INDUSTRIAL DISTRICTS.

Signs shall be permitted in the I-1 and I-2 Industrial Districts as follows:

11.19-1. Functional Types Permitted:

(a) All signs permitted in any district without permit or fee, as provided in Section 11.6 of this Chapter.
(b) Business Signs.
(c) Changeable Copy Signs (Permanent).
(d) Changing Signs (Automatic).
(e) Construction signs, provided, however, that such sign is removed prior to issuance of the Certificate of Occupancy.
(f) Identification Signs.
(g) Joint Identification Signs.

11.19-2. Structural Types Permitted:

(a) Awning Signs.
(b) Canopy Signs.
(c) Ground Signs.
(d) Wall Signs.
(e) Window Signs.

11.19-3. Number of Signs Permitted Per Lot:

(a) All signs permitted in any district without permit or fee, as provided in Section 11.6 of this Chapter.
(b) One construction sign of any permitted structural type.
(c) One Ground sign per 300 feet of zoning lot frontage, provided, however, that lots with frontages of less than 300 feet are entitled to one ground sign, to be located within that portion of zoning lot frontage and not less than 300 feet from any other ground sign on the same zoning lot. Joint identification signs may be located within 300 feet of ground signs on the same zoning lot.
(d) Any number of other structural types, subject to the area limitations of subparagraph 11.19-4(a) below.

11.19-4. Maximum Gross Surface Area of Signs Permitted:

(a) Total Sign Area;
The total sign area of all signs on a zoning lot shall not exceed one (1) square foot per foot of zoning lot frontage; provided, however, that construction signs, real estate signs, joint identification signs, and signs allowed without permits shall not be counted toward the total allowable gross sign surface area permitted on a zoning lot.
(b) Individual Sign Area Limitations:
The following individual sign area limitations shall apply to all signs, whether counted toward the total allowable gross sign surface area established in
Subparagraph 11.19-4(a) or not:
(c) Awning and Canopy Signs:
Not to exceed 100 square feet per sign face. The area of signage identifying an individual tenant of a multi-tenant building shall not exceed one square foot per foot of frontage of that particular tenant.
(d) Construction signs:
Not to exceed 12 square feet per lot.
(e) Ground Signs:
Not to exceed 100 square feet per sign face, nor more than 200 square feet total.
(f) Wall Signs:
Not to exceed 100 square feet per sign face. The area of signage identifying an individual tenant of a multi-tenant building shall not exceed one square foot per foot of frontage of that particular tenant up to a maximum of 100 square feet.
(g) Window Signs:
Not to exceed 25% of the area of the window in which they are exhibited.

11.19-5. Maximum Height of Signs Permitted:

(a) Signs without permits:
As provided in Section 11.6 of this Chapter for signs permitted pursuant to that Section.
(b) Awning, Canopy, and Wall Signs:
No such sign shall exceed twenty (20) feet above grade.
(c) Ground Signs:
No such sign shall exceed five (5) feet above grade.
(d) Wall Signs:
No such sign shall exceed 20 feet above grade.
(e) Window Signs:
No such sign shall be higher than the window on the level on which the business or use is located.

11.19-6. Minimum Setback Required:

(a) Signs without permits:
As provided in Section 11.6 of this Chapter for signs permitted pursuant to that Section.
(b) Other signs:
Six (6) feet from all lot lines.

11.19-7. Illumination:

(a) Signs without permits:
Signs permitted pursuant to Section 11.6 of this Chapter shall be illuminated only as permitted in that Section.
(b) Other signs:
Signs permitted pursuant to this Section 11.19 may be illuminated only by indirect or internal white light not exceeding 50 foot candles when measured with a standard light meter held perpendicular to the sign face at a distance equal to the narrowest dimension of such sign face.