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 Type

 Location/Use

 Size Specifications

 Additional Requirements

 

Address

 Any address; development, properties or sites with perimeter walls shall have the address number visible on the outside of the wall. Addresses shall be visible from public access.  Addresses shall be at least four (4) inches in height and have a color contrast with the background color of at least fifty percent (50%). Shall be self-illuminated or located eighteen (18) to thirty-six (36) inches below a light fixture. One (1) and two (2) family dwellings shall provide four (4) inch address numbers on the front elevation and on the rear elevations when abutting an alley. All numbers and letters shall be illuminated from dusk to dawn, except for one (1) or (2) family dwellings, rear addresses, alley gates, curbside mailboxes, or a commercial/industrial rear door suite.  The height, quantity, size, location, color and material of address letters and numbers on buildings, signs and directories shall be as required by the Community Development Director, designee, or through a Development Plan Review. 
 

Directory

 Any sign with a directory on properties occupied by three (3) or more buildings, which is not a  sign type C.  Shall not exceed six (6) feet in height or twenty-four (24) square feet in area.  Shall have an internally illuminated directory showing street address, viewer location and unit designations within the complex. Directories shall be sufficient in number and located to ensure law enforcement/emergency personnel can easily locate an address or unit.

 C

 Any freestanding sign within five (5) feet of a business's drive-through.  Sign face shall not exceed forty-five (45) square feet in area and shall not exceed eight (8) feet in height. Only one sign face per sign allowed. Height and area include accessory clip-ons.  May be illuminated, may transmit sound as part of a business transaction according to City Code 20-11; only two (2) sign type C's per site allowed; signs shall not be placed in a clear vision triangle and shall not conflict with ADA.

 D

 Any freestanding sign that is in a complex/center, lot, or on the property of a single use building that is not a sign type C or E.  Single use buildings, complexes or centers with up to four (4) tenants are permitted a twenty-four (24) square foot sign with four (4) panels. If there are more than four (4) tenants on the parcel, the complex or center is permitted a forty (40) square-foot sign with 6 panels. A sign type D on a parcel less than five (5) acres shall not exceed eight (8) feet in height. A sign type D on a parcel greater than five (5) acres shall not exceed any of the following: ten (10) feet in height; forty (40) square feet in area; six (6) panels.   Shall have a monument-type base of masonry or other architectural grade material approved through a Development Plan Review. Single use buildings and all complexes and centers on a single lot are allowed one (1) freestanding sign type D or F per street frontage, or one (1) freestanding sign type D or F for every three-hundred (300) feet of lineal street frontage, whichever is greater. There must be an address, at least six (6) inches in height, on the sign base.

 E

 Any permanent freestanding sign that is not a sign type C that is on a property with lineal frontage adjacent to the freeway and not within five-hundred (500) feet of a single family use property measured from the property's edge. Must be within three-hundred (300) feet of freeway right-of-way.

 A sign type E requires authorization of a Development Agreement, that may be entered into at the discretion of City Council, in which the size and structural design specifications will be determined.

 In addition to any other conditions imposed by the City Council, each development agreement shall describe criteria which includes but is not limited to the allowable sign height and size of the sign to be installed; and shall also provide for the removal of a single, legal non-conforming Sign Type D within the City of Tempe; containing no less than six hundred (600) square feet of display area for the purpose of installing one Sign Type E.

 F

 Any sign on a property with a primary use of theatre, museum, service station or place of worship, with no residential use, and has a permit approved structural design that allows for changeable copy.  A sign type F in a single lot or center less than five (5) acres in net site area shall not exceed a height of eight (8) feet and shall not exceed twenty-four (24) square feet in area. A sign type F in a single lot or center greater than five (5) acres in net site area shall not exceed a height of ten (10) feet and shall not exceed forty (40) square feet in area.  Shall have a monument type base of masonry or other architectural grade material approved through Development Plan Review; one (1) type D or F sign for every three-hundred (300) feet of lineal street frontage allowed. Only sign type F per street frontage allowed.

 H

 Any flag.  Flag Poles shall not exceed thirty-five (35) feet in height.  Any individual property shall not exceed three (3) flag poles.

 I

 Any sign attached to a canopy or operable fuel dispensing pump, located on a property with a service station use.  A sign type I shall not exceed six (6) square feet when attached to a canopy or three (3) square feet in area when attached to a fuel dispensing pump.  A property with a service station use shall not exceed two (2) canopy attached sign type I's. A sign attached to a fuel dispensing pump does not require a permit.