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20.04.100. Low profile signs

            Low profile signs are encouraged in all commercial and industrial zoning districts and shall be allowed in conformance with the following provisions:

            (1)        Low profile on-premise or identification signs will be allowed in all commercial, professional, and manufacturing zoning districts provided that these signs:

                        (a)        Must have a minimum front setback of five feet (5').

                        (b)        Must have a minimum setback from any driveway or traffic access as required in Section 19.16.080.

                        (c)        Must be incorporated into a landscape design scheme or planter box with a minimum of a two (2) to one (1) ratio of landscaping to sign area.

                        (d)        Shall be limited to a maximum of six feet (6') in height or ten feet (10') in height as allowed in Subsection (2) below.  Sign height is to be measured from the average grade of the area around the base of the sign.

                        (e)        Must be separated from any other detached sign by a minimum of one hundred and fifty feet (150') unless all of the following criteria apply:

                                    (i)         A business or businesses do not have direct exposure on an arterial; and

                                    (ii)        The minimum separation is seventy-five feet (75'); and

                                    (iii)       The business or businesses shall have no other sign exposure on an arterial street; and

                                    (iv)       All other provisions of this Section are complied with.

                        (f)        Square footage shall be counted towards the maximum area allowed on the parcel as specified in Section 20.04.120.

                        (g)        There shall be no changeable copy.

            (2)        A monument sign for the purposes of business park identification may be allowed in the B-RP zoning district.  Said sign shall identify the name of the park and may include the name and address of tenants.  Such signs may not exceed ten feet (10') in height and no more than sixty-four (64) square feet in sign copy area.  Such signs shall be set back from street right-of-way lines at least twenty-five feet (25').  This is to be a monument sign on footings and foundation, and shall be an integrated architectural feature of the park.

Ord. No.97-35, Recodified, 6/19/1997
Ord. No. 97-22, Amended, 7/17/1997
Ord. No. 97-43, Amended, 7/17/1997
Ord. No. 98-70, Amended, 11/5/1998
Ord. No. 02-61, Amended, 12/2/2004
Ord. No. 05-46, Amended, 11/3/2005

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