Article 10.7 - Permanent Signs REQUIRING A PERMIT

10.7.1 PERMANENT SIGNS requiring a permit 

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. However, in the CB and SP zone, any building over 100,000 sq. ft. may have wall sign(s) not to exceed 384 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 BUILDINGS WHERE PERMITTED IN RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS (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 10.5.2 b).
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 32 sq. ft.) 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:

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.

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.

10.7.2 Permanent Off-Premise Signs Limited to Non-Commercial Public Service Directional Signs

For the purpose of directing the public-at-large to non-commercial community facilities of general interest, permanent off-premise directional signs may be erected in addition to signs otherwise permitted in these regulations.

.1 Non-Commercial Public Service Directional Signs are permitted subject to the following standards:

a) The community facility is open to the general public and operated by a non-commercial civic, charitable, religious, community, or similar organization.

b) No more than 2 directional signs shall be erected for each facility.

c) Signs may not exceed 4 square feet in area or 5 feet in height. However, signs for public parks without access on a major or minor thoroughfare are permitted a sign up to 32 square feet with up to 50% changeable copy.

d) Signs may be place no more than one mile from the subject property.

e) Along state roads, such signs shall be located outside of the right-of-way or farther than 11 feet from the edge of any public street, whichever distance from edge of pavement is greater; signs shall not violate the sight distance triangle requirements of this ordinance.

f) Along town maintained roads, such signs shall be located at least 11 feet from the edge of pavement and respect the sight distance triangle.

g) No sign shall be placed on private property without the written consent of the property owner on the permit application.

h) Every Non-Commercial Public Service Directional Sign shall be separated by a distance of 400 feet from any other such sign on the same side of the street, and by a distance of 200 feet from any other such sign on the opposite side of a street.

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