Prior to the adoption of Ord. 21095 on 09/19/2011, Section 23-25 read as follows.


    (a) Freestanding signs shall be regulated by the following Table of Sign Regulations in accordance with the more detailed regulation of this Section:

TABLE OF SIGN REGULATIONS--FREESTANDING 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 outside the central business district, C-3
M-1 and M-C
Local Residential
For buildings originally designed and constructed for residential occupancy; only one sign  per site.  16 sq. ft. max area, 4  ft. max ht. Must be a monument sign.

All other buildings:   32  sq ft max area,  6 ft max ht (Must be a monument sign.)  
For buildings originally designed and constructed for residential occupancy; only one sign  per site.  16  sq. ft. max area, 4 ft. max  ht. Must be a monument sign.

All other buildings:   32  sq ft max  area, 6 ft max  ht (Must be a monument sign.)  
32 sq ft max area, 6 ft max ht  
32 sq ft max area, 6 ft max ht
32 sq ft max area, 6 ft max ht
32 sq ft max area, 6 ft max ht
Collector or Local Non-Resident ial
For buildings originally designed and constructed for residential occupancy; only one sign  per site.  16 sq. ft. max area, 4  ft. max ht. Must be a monument sign.

All other buildings:    32  sq ft max area,  6 ft max ht
(Must be a monument or pylon sign)  
For buildings originally designed and constructed for residential occupancy; only one sign  per site.  16  sq. ft. max area, 4 ft. max  ht. Must be a monument sign.

All other buildings:    32  sq ft max  area, 6 ft max  ht     (Must be a monument or  pylon sign)  
48 sq ft max area, 10 ft max ft
64 sq ft max area, 12 ft max ht
64 sq ft max area, 12 ft max ht
Arterial
32 sq ft max area, 6 ft max ht     (Must be a monument or  pylon sign)  
32 sq ft max area, 6 ft max ht     (Must be a monument or  pylon sign)  
64 sq ft max area, 12 ft max ht
64 sq ft max area, 12 ft max ht, for each 1.25 ft setback, add 3.55 sq ft/128 max and 1 ft  ht to 30 ft max
64 sq ft max area, 12 ft max ht, for each 1.25 ft setback, add 3.55 sq ft/ 128 max and 1 ft ht to 30 ft max
Expressway
32 sq ft max area, 6 ft max ht
32 sq ft max area, 6 ft max ht
64 sq ft max area, 12 ft max ht
64 sq ft max area, 12 ft max ht, for each 1.25 ft setback, add 3.55 sq ft/ 128 max and 1 ft ht to 30 ft max
64 sq ft max area, 12 ft max ht, for each 1.25 ft setback, add 3.55 sq ft/ 128 max and 1 ft ht to 30 ft max
Interstate Freeway
32 sq ft max area, 6 ft max ft
128 sq ft max area, 12 ft max ht
128 sq ft max area, 30 ft max ht
128 sq ft max area, 30 ft max ht, for each 2.00 ft setback, add 10.65 sq ft/ 288 max and 1  ft ht to 45 ft max
128 sq ft max area, 30 ft max ht, for each 2.00 ft setback, add 10.65 sq ft/ 288 max and 1  ft ht to 45 ft max


    (b) Existing street classifications notwithstanding, the area, height and placement of freestanding signs on property adjacent to the following arterial streets, because of their proximity to existing or planned residential neighborhoods and environmentally sensitive areas, shall be regulated by the collector street provisions of the table:

    Stadium Boulevard (State Rt. E) north of Interstate 70.

    Creasy Springs Road.

    Paris Road south of Business Loop 70.

    Waco Road.

    Mexico Gravel Road/Brown Station Road.

    Ballenger Lane.

    Clark Lane, east of Olympic Boulevard.

    Broadway, east of Tenth Street and west of Sixth Street.

    New Haven Road.

    Old 63.

    College Avenue.

    Rangeline Street from Rogers Street to Business Loop 70.

    Providence Road between Stewart Road and Stadium Boulevard; and north of Bear Creek.

    Nifong Boulevard, west of Monterey Drive and east of Buttonwood Drive.

    Forum Boulevard.

    West Boulevard.

    Scott Boulevard.

    Chapel Hill Road.

    Sinclair Street.

    Old Plank Road.

    Vandiver Driver, east of Parker Street.

    (c) The area, height and placement of freestanding signs on property adjacent to the following collector and local, non-residential streets, because they serve established business areas or are near an interstate or expressway, shall be regulated by the arterial street provisions of the Table:

    I-70 Drive Northwest from Stadium Boulevard to Garden Drive.

    I-70 Drive Southwest.

    I-70 Drive Southeast.

    West Worley Street from 800 ft. east of Bernadette Drive to 1,500 ft. west of Stadium Boulevard.

    West Ash Street from 800 ft. east of Bernadette Drive to 1,500 ft. west of Stadium Boulevard.

    Bernadette Drive from Stadium Boulevard to West Worley Street.

    Fairview Road between Bernadette Drive and Bernadette Place.

    Bernadette Place.

    Knipp Street.

    Hutchens Drive.

    Beverly Drive.

    Green Meadows Road from Providence Outer Roadway to 150 feet west of Green Meadows Way.

    Parkade Boulevard from Business Loop 70 to Interstate 70.

    Garth Avenue from Business Loop 70 to Interstate 70.

    Indiana Avenue.

    Grand Avenue from Business Loop 70 to Dakota Avenue.

    Colorado Avenue.

    Dakota Avenue.

    Illinois Avenue.

    Nebraska Avenue.

    7th Street from Business Loop 70 to Interstate 70.

    Commerce Court.

    Hathman Place.

    Bowling Street, south of Business Loop 70.

    Belmont Street.

    Peach Tree Drive.

    (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 mid-point 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) Freestanding signs located on interior lots shall be set back from each side lot line a distance equal to twenty-five (25) percent of the lot width. On corner lots, the side setback shall be equal to twenty-five (25) percent of the lot width and applied only to the side lot line not adjacent to a street right-of-way.

    (g) Freestanding signs shall, at a minimum, be set back ten (10) feet from the right of way line, except that freestanding signs located on through lots shall be set back from the right-of-way lines no more than one-half (1/2) the lot depth. Freestanding signs located on corner lots abutting three (3) or more street rights-of-way shall be set back from the front and rear lot lines no more than one-half (1/2) the lot depth.

    (h) Where increased sign area and height are allowed by reason of increased setback, the set back shall be measured from the point of minimum setback.

    (i) Shopping centers shall be allowed one (1) freestanding master sign per adjacent street right-of-way. A sign shall not exceed sixty-four (64) square feet in area per acre of land containing the shopping center, to a maximum of two hundred eighty-eight (288) square feet or one-half (1/2) square foot in area for each linear foot of the adjacent street right-of-way the sign is oriented toward, whichever is greater, except that when an adjacent street is an arterial street designated for collector street sign regulations, freestanding signs shall be regulated by collector street provisions of the Table of Regulations. Maximum height of shopping center master signs shall be thirty (30) feet.

    (j) In planned office, planned business and planned unit development districts, freestanding sign area, height, placement and number 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 planning and 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.

    (k) Within C-2, central business district, signage shall be regulated by the provisions of Section 23-12. Signs within M-R districts shall be regulated by the zoning ordinance.

    (l) Freestanding sign regulations for R-1, R-2, R-3, R-4 and RHM zoning districts found in the Table of Regulations shall only be applicable to signs described in Section 23-11(e) and (f). Any non-residential uses allowed in the A-1, R-1, R-2, R-3 and R-4 districts shall be allowed freestanding signage in accordance with the Table of Sign Regulations in this section.

(Ord. No. 13191, § 1, 12-16-91; Ord. No. 13221, § 1, 1-6-92; Ord. No. 13621, § 1, 3-15-93; Ord. No. 16783, § 1, 2-19-01; Ord. No. 16972, § 1, 8-6-01)