Sec. 27-331.    Freestanding signs; height, area and setback requirements.


For District C-1, Local Business District; District C‑3, Service Commercial District; District I-1, Light Industrial District; District I-2, Heavy Industrial District; and District I-3, Limited Industrial District, freestanding signs shall be permitted as follows:


(1)       All freestanding signs not parallel with the street on which they are fronting shall have at least two (2) faces back to back.  No sign shall contain more than four (4) sign faces.  Any sign with more than two (2) faces shall have an area per face one-half () the area per face allowed per district.


(2)       Entrance and exit directional signs, private parking directional signs and emergency directional signs allowed as provided for in this section.


(3)       Directional signs.


a.         Entrance and exit directional signs located within two (2) feet of the front lot line where off-street parking is required.  These signs shall be no larger than four (4) square feet in area nor more than three (3) feet in height and bear no advertising other than the trademark or logo of the business conducted on the premises.


b.         "Private parking" directional signs shall be no larger than two (2) square feet in area per sign face and located no closer than the building setback required in the district in which it is located.


c.         Emergency directional signs at hospitals shall be located as approved by the Planning and Development Department.


(4)       The heights, sign area per premises, and minimum setback for all freestanding signs are as follows:


C-1 District (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
Sign area/maximum per premises 5 15 30 50 150
Minimum setback feet 2 5 10 15 25
Maximum Height (feet) 3.5 3.5 6 6 30
Minimum Height (feet) 0 0 0 0 10
Total sign area per premises, 150 square feet maximum.


C-3, I-1, I-2, I-3 Districts and parcels in District A not less than 20 acres in size:
  (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)
Sign area/maximum per premises 5 15 30 50 60 150 300
Minimum setback feet 2 5 10 15 15 20 25
Maximum Height (feet) 3.5 3.5 6 6 20 30 45
Minimum Height (feet) 0 0 0 0 10 10 10
Total sign area per premises, 300 square feet maximum except as provided herein.


(5)       Freestanding signs having a sign area of over three hundred (300) square feet may be located by conditional use permit in Districts C-3, I-1, I-2, and I-3; provided, however, that in no case shall the setback of said sign be less than forty (40) feet, nor the height of said sign exceed fifty (50) feet.


(6)       Monument signs.


a.         Districts R-O, O-D, C-2A.  Non-illuminated and interior illuminated monument signs shall not exceed six (6) feet in height, contain more than thirty (30) square feet or have a setback less than ten (10) feet.


b.         District R-3.  Signage shall not exceed four (4) square feet per dwelling unit but in no case shall signage exceed sixty (60) square feet per lot.  The sign shall not exceed ten (10) feet in height or have a setback of less than fifteen (15) feet.


c.         Districts R-R, S-R, R-1, R-2 and R-M.  One illuminated or non-illuminated sign per religious assembly or school which is not a part of the religious assembly or school architecture, of not more than fifty (50) square feet in area identifying activities and services provided therein.  The maximum height of the sign shall be ten (10) feet with setback of not less than fifteen (15) feet.  Colleges and universities shall be allowed one such sign for every five hundred (500) feet of lineal street or highway frontage; provided, however, such signs may not be located closer than one hundred (100) feet to each other.


d.         District A.  Non-illuminated signs listing products, activities or services offered on the premises provided such signs shall not be more than thirty-two (32) square feet in area when the total sign area is added together.


e.         Districts C-1, B-P, C-3, I-1, I-2 and I-3.  Signage shall not exceed ten (10) feet in height or have a setback less than fifteen (15) feet.  The sign shall not have an area greater than one hundred and twenty (120) square feet. 


Source:  Ord. No. 4099, 5, 7-17-95; Ord. No. 4134, 1, 12-18-95; Ord. No. 4603, 1, 9-16-02; Ord. No. 4678, 1, 8-18-03; Ord. No. 5059, 4, 4-20-09; Ord. No. 5444, 14, 12-19-16; Ord. No. 5563, 72, 8-20-18;