A. Location Of Signs:
1. No building identification sign shall be permitted below twenty five feet (25') in height above grade except for amonument sign otherwise permitted by this chapter and one sign not to exceed five (5) square feet in area adjacent to any public entrance to a building that provides access to more than one business. Any building identification sign adjacent to a public entrance shall have identical text as any sign erected pursuant to subsection A3 of this section.
2. Except as permitted in subsections A3 and C of this section, building identification signs shall be restricted to those sides of a building directly fronting on a public street. No such sign shall face an abutting alley or private property.
3. When a building equals or exceeds one hundred feet (100') in height above grade, in addition to the signs permitted by subsection A2 of this section, one building identification sign shall be permitted on each side of the building not fronting on a public street. Any such sign shall be located above a height of seventy five feet (75') above grade.
When a building is greater than forty five feet (45') in height but less than one hundred feet (100') in height, one building identification sign may be erected on the side of a building not fronting on a public street in lieu of erecting an otherwise permitted building identification sign provided that such sign is located above a height of twenty five feet (25') above grade, does not exceed seventy five percent (75%) of the allowable size and area of the otherwise permitted building identification sign, and does not face a residential property line that is located within two hundred feet (200') of the sign.
B. Number And Area Of Signs: The total building identification sign area on any one side of a building shall not exceed two percent (2%) of the vertical surface area of such side, excluding penthouse walls. Except for the five (5) square foot business identification sign permitted in subsection A of this section, no more than one building identification sign shall be permitted on any one side of a building and no more than four (4) such signs, in total, shall be permitted on any building.
C. Accommodation: Notwithstanding the restrictions contained in subsection A1, A2, and B of this section, the architectural commission may grant a sign accommodation to allow a greater number of building identification signs or to allow such signs to be located in areas other than those otherwise permitted, provided that the signs located on any one side of a building do not exceed two percent (2%) of the vertical surface area of that side, excluding penthouse walls. (Ord. 80-O-1775, eff. 12-5-1980; amd. Ord. 93-O-2181, eff. 11-19-1993)