Section 23-25.1 On-premise wall, canopy and awning signs.


    (a) On-premise wall, canopy and awning signs shall be regulated by the following table of sign regulations in accordance with the more detailed regulations of this section:

TABLE OF SIGN REGULATIONS--ON PREMISE WALL, CANOPY AND AWNING SIGNS


Zoning Dist./Street Class  
R-1, R-2, and A-1  
R-3, R-4 and RMH  
O-1, O-2  
C-1, C-2 and C-3  
M-1 and M-C  
Local Residential  
32 sq ft max area  
32 sq ft max area  
32 sq ft max area  
32 sq ft max area  
32 sq ft max area  
Collector or Local Non-Resident ial  
32 sq ft max area  
32 sq ft max area  
48 sq ft max area  
64 sq ft max area; except that if the business does not have a freestanding sign, for each  1.25 feet of setback, add 3.55 sq ft to a  128 sq ft max  
64 sq ft max area; for each 1.25 setback add 3.55 sq ft to a 128 sq ft max area  
Arterial  
32 sq ft max area  
32 sq ft max area  
64 sq ft max area  
64 sq ft max area; for each 1.25 ft setback, add 3.55 sq ft to a 192 sq ft max area  
64 sq ft max area; for each 1.25 ft setback, add 3.55 sq ft to a 192 sq ft max area  
Expressway  
32 sq ft max area  
32 sq ft max area  
64 sq ft max area  
64 sq ft max area; for each 1.25 ft setback, add 3.55 sq ft to a 256 sq ft max area  
64 sq ft max area; for each 1.25 ft setback, add 3.55 sq ft to a 256 sq ft max area  
Interstate Freeway  
32 sq ft max area  
128 sq ft max area  
128 sq ft max area  
128 sq ft max area; for each 2.00 ft setback, add 10.65 sq ft/ 288 max  
128 sq ft max area; for each 2.00 ft setback, add 10.65 sq ft/ 288 max  


    (b) Arterial streets listed in section 23-25(b) shall be regulated by the collector street provisions of the table.

    (c) Collector and local, non-residential streets listed in section 23-25(c) shall be regulated by the arterial street provisions of the table.

    (d) The interstate and freeway category in subsection (a) shall apply only to property within one hundred (100) feet of the right-of-way of Interstate 70 and U.S. 63 and property, either in whole or in part, within one thousand (1,000) feet of the midpoint of the intersections with Interstate 70 and U.S. 63.

    (e) Street classifications are defined by the Major Thoroughfare Plan of the City of Columbia and the Subdivision Regulations of the City of Columbia. Zoning categories are defined by the Zoning Ordinance and the Zoning District Map of the City of Columbia.

    (f) Where increased sign area is allowed by reason of increased setback, the setback shall be measured from a point thirty-five (35) feet from the curb or, if there is no curb, then thirty-five (35) feet from the edge of the pavement.

    (g) The surface area of any wall sign shall not exceed fifteen (15) percent of the area of the wall or twenty (20) percent of the area of the wall if the business does not have a freestanding sign.

    (h) In planned office, planned business and planned unit development districts, on-premise wall, canopy and awning sign surface area shall be subject to review and approval of development plans or final development plans. Specific regulations shall be recommended to and approved by the city council as part of a development plan or final development plan, or in the case of minor revisions, by the planning and zoning commission or the director of community development. Changes to specific sign regulations within a development plan shall only be approved through compliance with zoning ordinance procedures for review and approval of development plans and final development plans and changes to them.

    (i) When an establishment has frontage on more than one street, the sign surface area for wall, canopy and awning signs shall be determined separately for each street.

(Ord. No. 13898, § 1, 12-20-93; Ord. No. 21095, § 8, 9-19-11)


(Ord. 21095, Amended, 09/19/2011, Prior Text)