Commercial business located in commercial zoning districts and multi-family developments shall use a combination of awnings, wall, window, freestanding and projecting signage on-site to promote their business. Maximum cumulative signage is calculated based on linear street frontage. The maximum allowance is available for each street frontage on which the commercial building has a public entrance.
Linear Street Frontage
Maximum total square footage of sign area
The maximum allowable combined signage size is calculated as 1.5 square feet per 1 linear foot of street frontage.
All commercial signs, except for temporary signs, are subject to review and approval by the Design Review Board and shall meet all of the criteria for design review listed in Section 11-040, including the requirements that all signage ‘shall be visually compatible with the buildings, structures and places to which it is related’. This should be taken into consideration when allocating square footage to the various types of signs proposed for a development. (Prior code § 7-9)