Zoning- Wall Signs

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How large a primary or principal wall sign may I have for my business?
In a commercial zone, the principal wall sign may have 3 sq. ft. for every foot of store frontage, up to 100 sq. ft., whichever is less.

I plan to open my business in a commercial building that is located in a residential zone. How large a wall sign can I have for my business?
In a residential zone, the wall sign may not exceed 20 sq. ft. for a valid nonconforming or permitted nonresidential use.

I plan to open a business and would like to put up a temporary banner identifying my business. What do I need to do to get approval?
First file an application for a permanent sign. While the application is being reviewed, you may put up a temporary sign which meets the requirements of Section 30-20(h)(1)*.

Note that a temporary sign must meet the dimensional requirements applicable to your permanent sign.

I have a temporary banner identifying my business. How long may I keep it up?
You may keep it up until 30 days after a decision has been made on the application for your permanent sign. However, if your permanent sign is denied, you must remove the temporary sign right away.

I received a building permit for my sign several months ago, but my sign maker is behind schedule. How long is my permit good for?
Your permit is good for up to 6 months. If not acted upon or extended, the permit becomes invalid. You may request extensions for good cause and for up to 6 months.

My business is in a corner building. Can I have more than one wall sign?
Yes. In a commercial zone, in addition to the principal wall sign, you may have a secondary sign which may have 1 sq. ft. for every foot of store frontage, up to 50 sq. ft., whichever is less.

May I install a new sign on the ornamental parapet of my commercial building?
No. Any sign above the roof plate is considered a "roof sign" and is prohibited.