Article 10.6 - Sign Measurement

.1 Sign Face Area: the area within a single, continuous perimeter enclosing the characters, lettering, logos, illustrations, and ornamentation, together with any material or color forming an integral part of the display or used to differentiate the sign from the background against which it is placed.

.2 Sign Height: the distance from the ground plane beneath the sign to the highest point of the sign’s frame. Ornamentation atop signs, such as small caps and spires, are not included in the height measurement.

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10.7 Permanent Signs Requiring a Permit

10.7.1 On-Premise Signs are allowed, as indicated in the chart below

             CIVIC BUILDINGS IN ANY DISTRICT

           


Wall Mounted Sign

            10% of any wall face area fronting a street, up to a maximum of 128 square feet

           
Ground Mounted Sign
Maximum Number: 1 per street front

            
Maximum Area: 32 square feet

Maximum Height: 8 feet

Not permitted for zero setback buildings
Changeable copy1 shall not exceed 50% of the allowable sign face area for either wall or ground mounted signs
            ANY BUILDING TYPE IN A MIXED USE DISTRICT EXCEPT A DETACHED HOUSE
(NC, TC, CI, TND-U, TND-R)

           
Wall Mounted Sign
            10% of any wall face area fronting a street, up to a maximum of 128 square feet

           
Ground Mounted Sign
Maximum Number: 1 per street front

            
Maximum Area: 32 square feet

Maximum Height: 8 feet

Not permitted for zero setback buildings
Changeable copy1 shall not exceed 25% of the allowable sign face area for either wall or ground mounted signs
 ANY BUILDING TYPE IN A
COMMERCIAL DISTRICT EXCEPT DETACHED HOUSE (HC, CB, SP, VS)

Wall Mounted Sign
10% of any wall face area fronting a street, up to a maximum of 128 square feet. In addition, one Secondary Business Identification Sign (defined in Article 12) is permitted for each secondary business, up to a maximum combined area of 64 square feet for all secondary business identification signs. Notwithstanding the above, the total area of all wall-mounted signs shall not exceed 10% of the applicable wall face area.

Ground Mounted Sign
Maximum Number: 1 per street front

Maximum Area: 32 square feet

Maximum Height: 8 feet

Not permitted for zero setback buildings

Changeable copy1 shall not exceed 25% of the allowable sign face area for either wall or ground mounted signs
 MIXED USE AND COMMERCIAL USE BUILDINGS WHERE PERMITTED IN RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT (NR)

Wall Mounted Sign
1 sign per business bay2, up to a maximum of 12 square feet per bay; the sign area for any mixed use structure shall not exceed 5% of any wall face area fronting a street

Ground Mounted Sign
            Maximum Number: 1 per building street front

Maximum Area: 12 square feet

Maximum Height: 6 feet

Type permitted: pole and beam or framed only, as identified in 10.5.2b).

Illumination permitted: down lighting or indirect lighting (no internal illumination)

Changeable copy shall not exceed 25% of the allowable sign face area for either wall or ground mounted signs

 DIRECTORY SIGN

Maximum Number: 1 per street front; maximum 3 signs; 1000-foot separation.

Maximum Area: 96 square feet per sign

Maximum Height of ground mounted signs: 12'

(includes shopping centers, office complexes, schools, large-scale religious institutions, institutional or business campuses, and similar large complexes which have a variety of tenants or uses)

No individual tenant ground mounted signs are permitted
PLANNED DEVELOPMENT ENTRANCE SIGN

Maximum Number: 1 per street front;

2 sign faces may be used with a wall, fence, or other architectural entrance feature

Total Maximum Area: 24 square feet

Maximum Height: 8 feet

(permitted for all-residential, mixed use, and non-residential projects of 10 acres or more)

Limited to name and/or logo


For buildings in all-residential, mixed use and non-residential projects 25% of the allowable wall mounted signage of one street fronting wall face per individually constructed tenant space (up to a maximum of 32 square feet) may be transferred to one wall face that does not front a public street, but which fronts a parking area and contains pedestrian entry.

¹ Changeable copy that is internally illuminated or self luminous shall meet the following standards:

(a) Maximum brightness shall be 5000 nits during daylight hours (dawn to dusk) and 150 nits during nighttime hours. The applicant or sign manufacturer must provide either written certification from the manufacturer that the light intensity has been factory-programmed not to exceed above listed light levels or provide an isolux lighting plan certified by an electrical engineer.
(b) Message may change a maximum of twenty-four (24) times per 24 hour period. Change of message shall occur no less than every thirty (30) minutes.

2 A business bay in a mixed use building is the width of the first floor which is used for any single business, extended from the front of the building to the back of the building.