Design Standards. Design Standards. 

The following design standards shall be required to ensure compliance with the intent of these regulations:

  • Illumination. Signs shall not be illuminated from within; signs may be illuminated only by external light. Lighting shall be affixed to and, for dimensional purposes, considered part of the sign structure. Lighting shall be located, directed and/or shielded such that it only sheds light downward and is limited to the message display area. Lighting sources shall be metal halide or halogen and located, directed and/or shielded such that no direct light emissions are visible at any point along the property boundary, nor shall they in any way be distracting to vehicular traffic. 
  • Neon. Neon lighting shall be prohibited.
  • Motion. Moving signs, or signs which give the appearance of motion, shall be prohibited.
  • Flashing/Blinking. Flashing, blinking, alternating type or digital type lighting such as a digital message board shall be prohibited.
  • Structural Supports and Base. The support and base structure of a sign shall not exceed 50% of the maximum permitted message area of the sign. Such supports and base shall be measured on the single side or face having the greatest surface area. If the sign structural supports and base are made of wood, brick and/or stone, with only incidental use of other materials, the structure/base size limit shall be increased to 100 percent of the maximum permitted message area of the sign. The top of the supporting structure of a freestanding sign shall extend no farther above the top of the message area than 1/3 of the maximum permitted height of the message area.
  • No sign shall project over a street or sidewalk, except for projecting signs as permitted herein.
  • No sign shall be placed in such a position as to endanger vehicular or pedestrian traffic by obstructing a clear view, by causing confusion with government signs and signals, or by any other means.
Design Standards. 

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