A. Design Districts, and Nonresidential Districts and Uses
Freestanding signs shall be permitted in Design districts, nonresidential zoning districts, and for non-residential uses in residential zoning districts subject to the following requirements.
a. Monument Sign
The distance from the ground to the highest point of the sign shall be not more than six feet.
b. Pylon Sign
The distance from the ground to the highest point of the sign shall not exceed 16 feet, except for nonresidential uses in residential districts or in the MTC Overlay (Sec. 4.9), where the sign height shall not exceed 12 feet.
(1) The property is within 400 feet of the right-of-way of a controlled access highway;
(2) The property is either adjacent to, or within 150 feet of, an interchange providing access to the controlled access highway; and
(3) The property is not located in a Design District or MTC Overlay.
a. One freestanding sign shall be permitted on each street on which the property fronts.
b. Except within Design districts, additional signs are allowed in a development with an approved common signage plan for a street frontage that exceeds 300 feet. If multiple signs are placed on a single street frontage, no individual sign shall exceed 80 square feet in area and there shall be a minimum of 150 feet between the signs.
a. Sign Area in Nonresidential Districts
Individual signs on each street frontage of a property shall not exceed 32 square feet in area when the frontage is less than 150 feet, and shall not exceed 80 square feet in area when the frontage is 150 feet or more.
b. Sign Area of Nonresidential Uses in Residential Districts
c. Sign Area in Design Districts
Freestanding signs shall not exceed 32 square feet in area.
b. Freestanding signs shall not be located within any sight distance triangles.
b. If the sign height is over six feet:
(1) For sign areas of 32 square feet or less, a minimum setback of five feet from all property lines shall be required, except that a minimum setback of 12 feet from adjoining residential properties shall be required.
(2) For sign areas of more than 32 square feet, a minimum setback of 10 feet from all property lines shall be required, except that a minimum setback of 12 feet from adjoining residential properties shall be required.
6. Design Standards
a. Except for signs located within Design districts, pylon sign supports shall consist of at least 30% of the total sign width; each single support shall consist of at least 15% of the total sign width.
b. Within Design districts, freestanding signs shall incorporate the following design standards:
(1) All freestanding signs shall have three-part design as follows:
(3) Fasteners used for securing the sign to the ground shall be obscured by covers.
Pylon signs shall be proportionally taller than they are wide.
Except within Design districts, freestanding signs shall incorporate the following landscaping requirements.
a. A defined landscaped area shall be provided at the base of the sign. The required landscaped area shall be parallel to the face of the sign. The required landscaped area shall be at least 50 square feet in area. For signs with multiple faces, the landscaped area shall be allocated so that a portion of the required landscaping is located in front of each sign face.
b. The required landscaped area shall contain materials such as, but not limited to, vegetative ground covers, perennials, shrubs, and ornamental trees covering at least 50% of the defined landscaped area at maturity. Paving and artificial plant materials shall not be included in fulfilling this requirement. A plan of the landscaped area with the name, quantity, and spacing of plant materials shall be included as a part of the sign permit application.
8. Medical Center Signs
Additional freestanding signs for medical facilities containing 250 beds or more shall be allowed subject to the following limitations. Unless explicitly altered below, all other applicable standards shall apply.
a. The information contained on the sign shall relate to medical facility services.
b. Each sign shall not exceed 12 feet in height and 50 square feet in area;
d. All signs associated with the medical facility shall be approved as part of a common signage plan in conformance with the requirements of Sec. 11.8, Elements of Common and Way-Finding Signage Plans.
9. Way-Finding Signs
a. Way-finding signs are allowed along a right-of-way internal to a unified development complex, as demonstrated through a development plan or approved site plan(s), even if the property is subdivided and has various owners.
b. Signs shall function solely for the purpose of providing directional information along rights-of-way from recognized sub-sections, tenants, or areas of the development to other recognized sub-sections, tenants, or areas of the development. Referenced sub-sections, tenants, or areas can be located on different parcels other than the parcel where the sign is located.
c. Unless explicitly altered below, all other applicable standards shall apply. Way-finding signs located internally within a property and not visible from right-of-way are exempt from the following standards.
(2) Each sign, including supports, shall not exceed six feet in height.
(3) The maximum sign area per side shall be 16 square feet.
(9) Changeable copy is prohibited.
10. Off-Premise Non-Residential Entry Signs
An off-premise, freestanding non-residential sign is allowed as an entry sign for a unified development complex, as demonstrated through a development plan or approved site plan(s), even if the property is subdivided and has various owners. Unless explicitly altered below, all other applicable standards shall apply.
a. Signs shall be located on a property that is part of the development, within right-of-way that serves the development as allowed in Sec. 11.5, Signs Allowed in Right-of-Way, or on a parcel adjacent to the development tract that is zoned non-residential or multifamily.
i. A tenant listed on the non-residential entry sign shall not maintain a separate, individual freestanding sign if the entry sign is located on the same parcel as the tenant, or if the individual tenant sign is located within 150 feet of the entry sign.
k. Changeable copy is prohibited.
B. Residential Identification Signs
1. Residential Subdivisions
Up to two freestanding signs may be placed at each entrance to identify the subdivision. Each sign shall be limited to six feet in height and 12 square feet in area. Signs shall be incorporated into a permanent landscape feature such as a wall or masonry column.
2. PDR Districts and Multifamily Developments
Up to two freestanding signs may be placed at each entrance to identify the project. Each sign shall be limited to six feet in height and the total sign area shall not exceed 32 square feet in area for a single sign and 16 square feet each if two signs are used. The sign shall be incorporated into a permanent landscape feature such as a wall or masonry column.