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TITLE 8 SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS

CHAPTER 7 CITY OF MENAN SIGN REGULATIONS

SECTION 8-7-4 COMMERCIAL ZONES AND PROPERTIES

   
  (A)          FREE STANDING, ON PREMISE SIGNS (BASIC SIGN SIZES & SIGN SIZE LOCATION FORMULAS)
   
  (1)   Maximum sign size = 200 sq. ft. Maximum sign height to top of sign = 24ft. (or building height (with conditional use permit).
  (2)   An 80 sq. ft. sign allowed for any single property up to 50,000 sq. ft. in lot size.
  (3)   For properties larger than 50,000 sq. ft. in area, total allowable sign area (sq. ft.) would be increased by 0.0016 sq. ft. of sign for each sq. ft. of property in excess of 50,000 sq. ft.
  a.   EXAMPLE 1:
          Lot   Area      125,386   sq. ft.  
        First   50,000 sq. ft.      80   sq. ft. of signage  
        Next   75,386 sq. ft. x 0.0016 sq. ft. sign/ sq. ft. prop.      121   sq. ft. of signage  
        Total   allowable Sign Area      201   sq. ft  
        This   would allow one 200 sq. ft. sign OR one 100 sq. ft. sign + one 101 sq. ft. sign   or some other similar combination of signs whose total area would not exceed   201 sq. ft.  
 
   
  b.   EXAMPLE 2:
          Lot   area =       245,678   sq. ft.  
        First   50,000 sq. ft.        80   sq. ft. of signage  
        Next   195, 678 sq. ft. x 0.0016 sq. ft. sign/ sq.ft. prop.        313   sq. ft. of signage  
        Total   allowable Sign Area      393   sq. ft.  
        This   would allow one 200 sq. ft. sign, a 100 sq. ft. sign and a 93 sq. ft. sign or   any other similar combination of sign sizes whose total area would not exceed   393 sq. ft.  
 
   
   
  c.   EXAMPLE 3:
          Lot   area =       845,979   sq. ft.  
        First   50,000 sq. ft.       80   sq. ft. of signage  
        Next   795,979 sq. ft. x 0.0016 sq. ft. sign/ sq.ft.prop.      1274   sq. ft. of signage  
        Total   allowable Signage      1,354   sq. ft.  
        This   would allow for six 200 sq. ft. signs and one 154 sq. ft. sign.  
 
   
  (4)   Clear distance between signs: Area of Sign 1 + Area of Sign 2 must be equal to or less than 2.0 Distance between Sign 1 & Sign 2
   
  a.   EXAMPLE: 200 sq. ft. (Area Sign 1) + 200 sq. ft. (Area Sign 2) = 2.0 200 ft. (Distance between Sign 1 & Sign 2 (permissible). Therefore 2 signs, each having the maximum size of 200 sq. ft. each, would have to be 200 ft. apart or greater.
  b.   EXAMPLE: 200 sq. ft. (Area Sign 1) + 100 sq. ft. (Area Sign 2) = 1.94 
  155 ft. (Clear distance between Sign 1 & Sign 2, 1.94 is permissible
   
  (5)   To find minimum distance between signs divide by 2.0
   
  a.   EXAMPLE: 200 sq. ft. (Area Sign 1) + 100 (Area of Sign 2) = 150 ft Clear distance between signs needs to be 150 ft or greater
  b.   EXAMPLE: 150 sq. ft. (Area of Sign 1) + 125 (Area of Sign 2) = 2.523
  109 ft. (Clear distance between Sign 1 & Sign 2) 2.523 is not permissible therefore 109 ft. is too small. To find the minimum clear distance you would have to do the following: (150 sq. ft. + 125 sq. ft.) = 137.5 ft therefore 137.5 ft. or greater is permissible
  c.   EXAMPLE: 80 sq. ft. (Area of Sign 1) + 80 sq. ft. (Area of Sign 2) = 1.88. 85 ft. (Clear distance between Sign 1 & Sign 2) 1.88 is permissible
   
  (6)   Distance from property lines. Sign Area =10 Distance from sign to nearest adjacent property line. (Not   street right-of-way (ROW) line.)
   
  a.   EXAMPLE: 200 sq. ft. (Sign Area) = 20 ft.20 ft = distance from sign to nearest adjacent property line
  b.   EXAMPLE: 80 sq. ft. (Sign Area) = 8 ft.
  8 ft = distance from sign to nearest adjacent property line. The distance between the aforementioned sign examples would require the signs to be: 200 sq. ft. + 80 sq. ft. = 140 ft. apart. Factor of 2 or less.
   
  (7)   Any banners on property other than wall banners must meet and are included as part of freestanding sign area unless considered temporary and approved by the Menan City Building Department.
   
  (B)           ALLOWABLE SIGN AREAS FOR WALL SIGNS (INCLUDING PROTRUDING SIGNS & ROOF SIGNS)
   
  (1)   Maximum Area of Wall Sign Allowed = 10% of the area of the building wall for walls located within 0 ft. to 100 ft. from the street ROW (right-of-way) line.
   
  (2)   Maximum Area of Wall Sign Allowed = 12% of the area of the building wall for walls located within 100 ft. to 200 ft. from the street ROW (right-of-way) line.
   
  (3)   Maximum Area of Wall Sign Allowed = 14% of the area of the building wall for walls located more than 200 ft. from the street ROW (right-of-way) line.
   
  (4)   Wall banners up for 60 days or less are considered temporary; all others are considered permanent as shall adhere to applicable sign standards. These banners must be logged and recorded with the City of Menan to assure time and condition limitations are being followed. These banners may be up with permanent wall signs as long as the coverage does not exceed 20% of wall. This 20% coverage is the total of the permanent and temporary signs combined. Any banners up for more than sixty (60) consecutive days are considered permanent and must adhere to permanent sign standards. These banners will be covered as aforementioned in maximum area (depending on distance from right-of-way (ROW) of wall signs and must have a sign permit). A business wishing to have an area for wall mounted banner signs that allow interchangeability of promotional signs may do so by providing a tasteful, permanent looking frame that does not include strings or other temporary looking devices. These "permanent" banner sign locations shall be counted towards maximum wall sign allotment, and does not include the wall banner 20% provision. All framed banners shall be sized appropriately for the frames so that there shall be no gaps between sign and frame edging and so that the banner does not overhang the frame in any way.
   
  (C)          ALLOWABLE "SIGN SIZE" and "SIGN PERMIT CONDITIONS" BY ZONE
  (1)   Construction Signs are defined as temporary and they must be removed within thirty days of project completion.
   
  (2)   Applications not requiring a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) are issued as a Sign Permit (SP) by the City Clerk.
   
  (3)   Sign Permit Conditions by Zone
   
  Zone: Village District
          TYPE      Sign Area      Max Height      Location from Property Line      Lighting Style      Restricti ons      Permit Type Neede d  
        Rent      32      10      5 feet      None      1/street      SP  
        Lease      32      10      5 feet      None      1/street      SP  
        Sale      32      10      5 feet      None      1/street      SP  
        Construction/Temporary      32      12      5 feet      None                
        Directional Sign      6             Code      Internal                
        Public Service      6             Public ROW      Internal                
        Acc. on-premise Wall Sign      Sec II                                  CUP  
        Acc. off-premise Wall Sign      Sec II                                  CUP  
        Projected Signs      Sec II      Sec II             Sec II      Sec II      CUP  
        Marquee & Canopy      Sec II                                  CUP  
        Under Marquee of Canopy                                         CUP  
        Non-Accessory            Off   Premise Free Standing or Wall                                         CUP  
        Accessory on-premise free standing                                         CUP  
        Portable (A-Frame Style)                                         SP  
                                                     
 
   
  Zone: Traditional Residential
          TYPE      Sign Area      Max Height      Location from Property Line      Lighting Style      Restricti ons      Permit Type Neede d  
        Rent      6      4      5 feet      None      1/street      SP  
        Lease      6      4      5 feet      None      1/street      SP  
        Sale      6      4      5 feet      None      1/street      SP  
        Construction/Temporary      32      10      5 feet      None                
        Acc. on-premise Wall Sign                                         CUP  
        Accessory on-premise free standing                                            
                                                     
 
   
  Zone: Traditional Residential-2
          TYPE      Sign Area      Max Height      Location from Property Line      Lighting Style      Restricti ons      Permit Type Neede d  
        Rent      6      4      5 feet      None      1/street      SP  
        Lease      6      4      5 feet      None      1/street      SP  
        Sale      6      4      5 feet      None      1/street      SP  
        Construction/Temporary      32      12      5 feet      None                
        Acc. on-premise Wall Sign                                         CUP  
        Accessory on-premise free standing                                         CUP  
 
   
  Zone: Agricultural Residential
          TYPE      Sign Area      Max Height      Location from Property Line      Lighting Style      Restricti ons      Permit Type Neede d  
        Rent      12      10      5 feet      None      1/street      SP  
        Lease      12      10      5 feet      None      1/street      SP  
        Sale      12      10      5 feet      None      1/street      SP  
        Construction/Temporary      32      12      5 feet      None                
        Directional Sign      6             Code      Internal                
        Public Service      6             Public ROW      Internal                
        Acc. on-premise Wall Sign      Sec II                                  CUP  
        Acc. off-premise Wall Sign      Sec II                                  CUP  
        Projected Signs      Sec II      Sec II             Sec II      Sec II      CUP  
        Marquee & Canopy      Sec II                                  CUP  
        Under Marquee of Canopy                                         CUP  
        Non-Accessory            Off   Premise Free Standing or Wall                                         CUP  
        Accessory on-premise free standing                                         CUP  
        Portable (A-Frame Style)                                         SP  
 
   
  Zone: Light Industrial
          TYPE      Sign Area      Max Height      From Prop Line      Lighting Style      Restricti ons      Permit Type  
        Rent      32      10      5 feet      None      1/street      SP  
        Lease      32      10      5 feet      None      1/street      SP  
        Sale      32      10      5 feet      None      1/street      SP  
        Construction/Temporary      32      12      5 feet      None                
        Directional Sign      6             Code      Internal                
        Public Service      6             Public ROW      Internal                
        Acc. on-premise Wall Sign      Sec II                                  CUP  
        Acc. off-premise Wall Sign      Sec II                                  CUP  
        Projected Signs      Sec II      Sec II             Sec II      Sec II      CUP  
        Marquee & Canopy      Sec II                                  CUP  
        Under Marquee of Canopy                                         CUP  
        Non-Accessory            Off   Premise Free Standing or Wall                                         CUP  
        Accessory on-premise free standing                                         CUP  
        Portable (A-Frame Style)                                         SP