Sec. 27-328.  District C-1 - Signs.

 

Signs shall be permitted in District C-1, Local Business District, as follows:

 

(1)       Signs that include building signs, low profile signs, freestanding signs and directional signs are permitted.  The total sign area shall not exceed that which is permitted by Sec. 27-331 herein.  The sign area of building signs shall be no greater than one and one-half (1.5) square feet for each foot of total lot frontage per business.

 

(2)       Architectural canopy signs as follows:

 

a.         The sign area shall not exceed one and one-half (1.5) square feet for each one foot of total lot frontage per business.

 

b.         In applying the sign area limitation of architectural canopy signs, only the copy area of the sign shall be used.

 

c.         The copy area of an architectural canopy sign shall not exceed forty-five percent (45%) of the entire area of the architectural canopy.

 

d.         Architectural canopy signs may project over a building setback line by no more than three (3) feet into the required yard.

 

e.         If illuminated, the supporting frame of said sign shall be constructed of noncombustible materials; and the canopy surface, including the enclosed soffit, shall be of an approved light transmitting material.  The canopy material shall also be tested and classified as nonflammable.

 

f.          If illuminated, said sign shall be internally illuminated so as to illuminate the canopy and the exterior wall below, and the electrical components of said sign shall bear the electric label of an approved testing agency with a reinspection service.

 

g.         An architectural canopy sign shall not extend above the top of the wall of the building to which it is attached, and shall have a minimum clearance of seven (7) feet above a sidewalk or driveway where said sign is located directly over said sidewalk or driveway. 

 

Source:  Ord. No. 4603, 1, 9-16-02