Signs in R Districts, other than those signs exempted by Section 603 of this Code, shall conform to the following provisions:
General Provisions for All Signs.
No sign shall project beyond a street property line or legislated setback line, or into a required front setback area.
No sign shall have or consist of any moving, rotating or otherwise animated part, or (if permitted to be illuminated) any flashing, blinking, fluctuating or otherwise animated light.
No roof sign, wind sign, or general advertising sign shall be permitted.
No sign shall extend above the roofline of a building to which it is attached, or above a height of 12 feet.
Signs for Uses Permitted in R Districts. The following types of signs, subject to the limitations prescribed for them, shall be the only signs permitted for uses authorized as principal or conditional uses in R Districts, except that signs for any commercial establishments so authorized in RC Districts shall be subject to the limitations of Paragraph (c)(3) below.
One nonilluminated or indirectly illuminated nameplate for each street frontage of the lot, not exceeding a height of 12 feet, and having an area not exceeding one square foot in RH Districts or two square feet in RM or RED Districts.
One identifying sign for each street frontage of the lot, not exceeding a height of 12 feet, and meeting the following additional requirements:
In RH Districts: nonilluminated or indirectly illuminated only; maximum area 12 square feet;
In RM or RED Districts: maximum area eight square feet if directly illuminated, and 20 square feet if nonilluminated or indirectly illuminated.
In RTO Districts: nonilluminated or indirectly illuminated only; maximum area 12 square feet; signage related to commercial uses permitted under Sections 209.8(e) and 230 is regulated according to the provisions described in Section 230.
One temporary nonilluminated or indirectly illuminated sale or lease sign for each street frontage of the total parcel involved, not exceeding a height of 24 feet if freestanding and not above the roofline if attached to a building, and having an area not exceeding six square feet for each lot or for each 3,000 square feet in such total parcel, whichever ratio permits the larger area, provided that no such sign shall exceed 50 square feet in area and any such sign exceeding 18 square feet in area shall be set back at least 25 feet from all street property lines. Any sale or lease sign shall be removed within seven days following removal of the property from the market.
Temporary nonilluminated signs of persons and firms connected with work on buildings under actual construction or alteration, giving their names and information pertinent to the project, not exceeding a height of 12 feet, with the combined area of all such signs not to exceed 10 square feet for each street frontage of the project.
Signs for Nonconforming Uses. Signs for any use in an R District which is nonconforming under the provisions of Sections 180 through 187 of this Code, or which is given conditional use status under said sections, shall be subject to the provisions of this Subsection (c), except that any such use that would first be permitted as either a principal or a conditional use in some other R District under Article 2 of this Code, other than an RC District, shall be subject to the provisions of Subsection 606(b) above. Any illumination permitted for signs covered by this Subsection (c) shall be extinguished at all times when the nonconforming use is not open for business.
Automobile Service Stations. The following business signs are permitted for an automobile service station. Any such signs may be nonilluminated or indirectly or directly illuminated.
A maximum of two oil company signs, which shall not extend more than 10 feet above the roofline if attached to a building, or exceed a height of 24 feet if freestanding. The area of any such sign shall not exceed 180 square feet, and along each street frontage all parts of such a sign or signs that are within 10 feet of the street property line shall not exceed 80 square feet in area. The areas of other permanent and temporary signs as covered in Subparagraph 606(c)(1)(B) below shall not be included in the calculation of the areas specified in this Subparagraph.
Other Permanent and Temporary Signs Customarily Incidental to the Service Station Business. No such sign shall extend above the roofline if attached to a building, or exceed a height of 12 feet if freestanding. The area of such signs shall not exceed 20 square feet for each such sign or a total of 80 square feet for all such signs on the premises.
Open Land Uses. If there is no building with more than 50 square feet of floor area involved in the use, one business sign is permitted for each street frontage occupied by such use, not exceeding a height of 12 feet and having an area not exceeding one square foot for each foot of such street frontage. The total area of all signs for such a use shall not exceed 50 square feet. Any such sign may be nonilluminated or indirectly illuminated.
Other Uses. For a use not listed in Paragraph 606(c)(1) or 606(c)(2) above, one business sign is permitted for each street frontage occupied by the use, placed flat against the wall that faces such street and not located above the ground floor. Such sign shall not exceed an area of two square feet for each foot of street frontage occupied by the building or part thereof that is devoted to the nonconforming use. The total area of all signs for such a use shall not exceed 100 square feet. Any such sign may be nonilluminated or indirectly illuminated. In RM, RED and RC Districts, any such sign may be directly illuminated.
(Amended by Ord. 443-78, App. 10/6/78; amended by Ord. 69-87, App. 3/13/87; Ord. 115-90, App. 4/6/90; Ord. 72-08, File No. 071157, App. 4/3/2008; Ord. 56-13 , File No. 130062, App. 3/28/2013, Eff. 4/27/2013)
Division (b)(2)(B) amended; Ord. 56-13 , Eff. 4/27/2013.