17.28.050 – Permitted signs by zoning district

  1. Residential Districts Table 17.28-1 lists signs permitted in residential districts. Other signs may be permitted in residential districts, as specifically provided elsewhere in this Chapter.

    Table 17.28-1

    PERMITTED SIGNS FOR RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS (RE, RS, RT, RM)

    Type

    Maximum Number

    Minimum ROW setback

    Maximum Area

    Maximum

    Height

    Other Requirements

     Residential Uses:

    Entryway Signs for Residential Development of 10 or more units

    Two, plus one for each additional external street frontage for developments of more than ten acres

    5 ft

    10-30 units: 50 sf

    30+ units: 75 sf

    8 ft

    Monument signs only;

    Shall not be internally illuminated

    Non-Residential Uses (Includes non-residential uses allowed in the BT Overlay District; not permitted for Home Occupations):

    Freestanding Signs

    One per lot

    5 ft.

    Type A:  16 sf

    Type B:  50 sf

    8 ft

    Type A:  Shall not be internally illuminated

    Type B:  Permiteed on lots greater than 2 acres, may be illuminated

     Wall signs

    One per non-residential or one per street frontage, whichever is greater

    --

    1.5 sf per linear ft of wall on which located

    --

    Shall not be internally illuminated

    Awnings and Canopies

    One per non-residential or one per street frontage, whichever is greater

    --

     Lettering = 1 sf per linear ft frontage of awning/canopy 

    --

    Awnings shall be made of cloth. Backlit awnings are prohibited

    (Ord. 2018-Z-10 § 1; Ord. 2004-Z-5 § 2; Ord. 1998-Z-18 § 1; Ord. 1995-Z-6 § 3; Ord. 1991-Z-14 § 2; Ord. 1989-Z-4 § 1; Ord. 1988-Z-8 § 1; Ord. 1986-Z-22 § 1, 2; Ord. 1960-16 § VII (A)(2).)

    1. Business and Mixed Use Districts
      Table 17.28-2 lists signs permitted in business and mixed use districts CBD-1, CBD-2, BL, BC, and BR. Other signs may be permitted in these districts, as specifically provided elsewhere in this Chapter.

      TABLE 17.28-2

      PERMITTED SIGNS FOR BUSINESS AND MIXED USE DISTRICTS

      Type

      Maximum Number

      Minimum ROW Setback

      Maximum Area

      Maximum Height

      Other Requirements

       CBD-1 District:

       Freestanding Shopping Center Signs

      One per street frontage

      10 ft

      100 sf

      15 ft

      Signs are in lieu of Freestanding Signs for the entire property identified as a Shopping Center

       Freestanding Signs

      One per lot

      Type A signs: none

      Type B signs: 10 ft.

      Type A signs: 16 sf

      Type B signs: 50 sf

      Type A signs: 8 ft.

      Type B signs: 12 ft.

      Type B signs permitted only on lots with ten or more accessory parking spaces

      Wall Signs

      Primary

      One per business, one per building street frontage, or one per business street frontage, whichever is greater

       --

      1.5 sf per linear ft of wall on which located, or 125 sf, whichever is less

      No higher than height of building

       

      Secondary

      One per wall without street frontage facing a parking lot or public plaza

      or

      One per additional public entrance to a building located on a wall without street frontage

      --

      1.5 sf per linear ft of wall on which located, or 100 sf, whichever is less

      No higher than height of building

      Only permitted on wall meeting the conditions for Secondary Wall signs

       Awnings and Canopies

      One per business, one per  building street frontage,  one per business street  frontage, or one per public entrance to business, whichever is greater

      --

       Lettering = 1 sf per linear ft frontage of awning/canopy

      No higher than height of building

      Awnings shall be made of cloth. Backlit awnings are prohibited

       Projecting Signs

      Primary

      One per business

      Maximum projection 4 ft from wall

      18 sf;

      Additional 12 sf permitted for a clock or time display.

      No higher than height of building

      Minimum spacing between signs with a clock or time display is 200 ft; changeable copy prohibited

      Secondary

      For buildings with street frontage on Main Street:  One per business, plus one additional per business for upper floor businesses

      Maximum projection 2 ft from wall

      8 sf per sign

      No higher than height of building

      Must be located on wall directly opposite Main Street frontage; changeable copy prohibited

       Banners on freestanding poles in parking lots

       

      5 ft.[1]

      Total area = 1 sf per 10 sf of lot frontage1

      --

      minimum vertical clearance 9 ft

      (Ord. 2018-M-10 § 1; Ord. 2010-Z-3 § 2; Ord. 2008-Z-24 § 19.)

       

      TABLE 17.28-2 Continued

       

       CBD-2 District:

       Freestanding Signs

      1 per lot

      Type A signs: none

      Type B signs: 10 ft.

      Type A signs: 16 sf

      Type B signs: 50 sf

      Type A signs: 8 ft.

      Type B signs:10 ft.

      Type B signs permitted only on lots of more than 35,000 sf and at least one nonresidential use

       Wall Signs

      One per business or one per street frontage, whichever is greater

       --

      1.5 sf per linear ft of wall on which located

      No higher than height of building

       

       Awnings and Canopies

      One per business or one per street frontage, whichever is greater

      --

       Lettering = 1 sf per linear ft frontage of awning/canopy

      --

      Awnings shall be made of cloth. Backlit awnings are prohibited

       Projecting Signs

      1 per business or 1 per 50 linear feet of wall, whichever is less

      Maximum projection 4 ft. from wall

      8 sf

      --

      Changeable copy prohibited

       

       

       


       

      TABLE 17.28-2 Continued

       

       

       BL, BC, and BR Districts:

       

      Type

      Maximum Number

      Minimum ROW Setback

      Maximum Area

      Maximum Height

      Other Requirements

      Freestanding Shopping Center Sign

      1 per Shopping Center

      10 ft

      225 sf

      30 ft

      Signs are in lieu of all Freestanding Signs for the property identified as a Shopping Center

       

      1 per additional Shopping Center street frontage

      10 ft

      100 sf

      15 ft

       

       

       Freestanding Signs

      1 per lot

      10 ft

      1.5 sf per linear frontage of the building, or 100 sf, whichever is less

      15ft.

      Minimum separation between freestanding signs = 100 ft

       

      1 per additional principal building

      10 ft

      0.75 sf per linear frontage of the additional building or 50 sf, whichever is less

      15 ft

       

      Wall Signs

      One per business or street frontage, whichever is greater

       --

      1.5 sf per linear ft of wall on which located

      No higher than height of building

      Where use has no exterior wall frontage the area shall not exceed 1.5% of the floor area

      Awnings and Canopies

      1 per business or street frontage, whichever is greater

      --

       Lettering = 1 sf per linear ft frontage of awning/canopy 

      --

      Awnings shall be made of cloth. Backlit awnings are prohibited

      Projecting Signs

      1 per business

      Maximum projection 4 ft. from wall

      8 sf

      --

       

      Banners on freestanding poles in parking lots

       

      10 ft.

      Total area = 1 sf per 10 sf of lot frontage

      --

      minimum vertical clearance 9 ft

      (Ord. 2018-Z-10 § 1; Ord. 2005-Z-7 § 1; Ord. 2004-Z-6 § 1; Ord. 2002-Z-18 § 1; Ord. 2002-Z-3 § 1; Ord. 1999-Z-26 § 1; Ord. 1994-Z-12 § 1, 2; Ord. 1993-Z-15 § 5, 6; Ord. 1992-Z-9 § 1; Ord. 1991-Z-14; Ord. 1988-Z-21 § 1; Ord. 1972-Z-46 (A, B, C) (part); Ord. 1968-31 (part); Ord. 1966-4 (part); Ord. 1960-16 § VIII (F) (6); Ord. 1960-16 § VIII (D) (8); Ord. 1960-16 § VIII(B) (6).)

  2.  Office Research, Manufacturing, and Public Lands Districts
    Table 17.28-3 lists signs permitted in office research, manufacturing, and public lands districts.  Other signs may be permitted in these districts, as specifically provided elsewhere in this Chapter.

    TABLE 17.28-3

    PERMITTED SIGNS FOR OFFICE RESEARCH, MANUFACTURING, AND PUBLIC LAND DISTRICTS

    Type

    Maximum Number

    Minimum ROW Setback

    Maximum Area

    Maximum Height

    Other Requirements

    O-R District:

    Freestanding Signs

    1 per street frontage

    10 ft

    50 sf

    8 ft.

     

    Freestanding Office Park Sign

    1 monument sign per office park, in lieu of one Freestanding Sign

    10 ft

    100 sf

    Office park 2.5 to 5 acres:  12 ft

    Office park over 5 acres:   15 ft

    Office park under unified ownership or control.  Monument sign only.

    Wall Signs

    One per business or one per street frontage, whichever is greater

     --

    1.5 sf per linear ft of wall on which located

    No higher than height of building

     

    Awnings and Canopies

    One per business or one per street frontage, whichever is greater

    --

     Lettering = 1 sf per linear ft frontage of awning/canopy

    --

    Awnings shall be made of cloth. Backlit awnings are prohibited

    M-1, M-2 Districts:

    Freestanding Signs

    1 per lot

    10 ft

    1.5 sf per linear ft frontage of the building or 100 sf, whichever is less

    10 ft

    Minimum separation between freestanding signs = 100 ft

    Additional Freestanding Signs

    1 per additional principal building

    10 ft

    0.75 sf per linear ft frontage of the additional building or 64 sf, whichever is less

    10 ft

    Minimum separation between freestanding signs = 100 ft

    Wall Signs

    One per business or one per street frontage, whichever is greater

     --

    1.5 sf per linear ft of wall on which located

    No higher than height of building

     

     Awnings and Canopies

    One per business or one per street frontage, whichever is greater

    --

     Lettering = 1 sf per linear ft frontage of awning/canopy

    --

    Awnings shall be made of cloth;

    Backlit awnings are prohibited

     PL District:

    Freestanding Signs

    1 per lot, plus one per public vehicular entrance

    5 ft

    64 sf

    10 ft

     

    Wall Signs

    One per business or one per street frontage, whichever is greater

     --

    1.0 sf per linear ft of wall on which located

    No higher than height of building

    Where use has no exterior wall frontage the area shall not exceed 1.5% of the floor area

    (Ord. 2018-Z-10 § 2; Ord. 2013-Z-7 § 2; Ord. 1991-Z-14; Ord. 1968-32; Ord. 1960-16 § IX (B) (5).)

 

(2018-Z-10: § 2)