Chapter 18.30
INDUSTRIAL ZONES

Sections:

18.30.010    Intent.

18.30.020    Land use table.

18.30.030    Development requirements for principal, accessory, and conditional uses.

18.30.040    Off-street parking requirements.

18.30.050    Industrial sign and advertising devices.

18.30.010 Intent.

(a)    IL Zone – Light Industrial Zone. The IL zone is designed to provide for the development of industrial and commercial uses which are mutually compatible and which either:

(1)    Are of a type which has no nuisance effect upon surrounding property; or

(2)    May be controlled to prevent any nuisance effects upon surrounding property. Some residential uses and other nonindustrial uses are excluded from this zone because an industrial area is a poor environment for such uses and because it is intended that land in this zone be reserved for industrial and commercial uses.

(b)    IH Zone – Heavy Industrial Zone. The IH zone is established to provide for a broad range of industrial uses and for commercial uses which are a beneficial part of such industrial development. Some residential uses and other nonindustrial uses are excluded from this zone because an industrial area is a poor environment for such uses and because it is intended that land in this zone be reserved for industrial and commercial purposes. This zone is intended to be separated from other zones by railyards, open spaces or natural boundaries such as rivers, streams and bluffs. [Ord. No. 1726, §1, 8-4-14.]

18.30.020 Land use table.

(a)    The land use table provides a list of uses and the corresponding zoning classifications where the use is categorized as either accessory, permitted, permitted with standards or as a conditional use. Any use or structure not listed under permitted, accessory, permitted with standards or conditional uses shall be prohibited.

(b)    Accessory Uses (A). Accessory uses customarily incidental and clearly subordinate to permitted principal, conditional, and permitted with standards uses are listed in the land use table with an “A.” These uses are allowed if they comply with the development standards, other standards of this title, are on the same parcel as the permitted use they are accessory to, and do not create a hazard or nuisance.

(c)    Permitted Uses (P). Uses permitted in the industrial zones are listed in the land use table with a “P.” These uses are allowed if they comply with the development standards and other standards of this title.

(d)    Permitted with Standards (P/S). Uses permitted that are subject to specific limitations that are listed in Chapter 18.45 KGBC for the particular use and the specific review process outlined in Chapter 18.55 KGBC are listed in the land use table with a “P/S.” These uses are also subject to the development standards and other standards of this title.

(e)    Conditional Uses (C). Uses that are allowed if approved through the conditional use review process are listed in the land use table with a “C.” These uses are allowed provided they comply with the conditional use approval criteria for that use, the development standards and other standards of this title, the conditional use review procedure and review criteria, and specific conditional use standards as stated in KGBC 18.55.050 and Chapter 18.50 KGBC, respectively.

(f)    Prohibited Uses (X). Uses listed in the land use table with an “X” are prohibited as principal, conditional, or permitted with standards uses, but can be allowed as accessory uses to specific permitted uses. Also prohibited is any use or structure not listed under permitted, accessory or conditional uses within the land use table.

(g)    Land Use Table.

Use Listing

Light Industrial (IL)

Heavy Industrial (IH)

A = Accessory C = Conditional1 P = Permitted2 P/S = Permitted with standards2 X = Prohibited

Airplane, rail and marine shipping terminals

X

P

All tax-exempt uses10

C

X

All uses not otherwise prohibited by law

X

P

Automobile, airplane and truck assembling

X

P

Automobile repair

P

P

Auto sales agencies

P

P

Auto wrecking and junk yards; provided, that such uses be screened from all abutting major thoroughfares or collector streets by six-foot high sight-obscuring fences of good appearance acceptable to the planning and zoning commission

X

P

Bakeries

P

P

Banks

P

P

Boarding kennels3

C

C

Bus and trucking terminals

P

P

Business and consumer services

P

P

Business and professional offices

P

P

Coal or coke yards

X

P

Commercial day care and preschool facilities

C

C

Commercial recreational uses

P

P

Commercial shopping centers4

C

C

Drive-in businesses

P

P

Dormitories for persons employed on the premises or dwellings for a caretaker or a watchman

P

P

Enclosed storage yards and contractors’ yards except for auto wrecking yards and junkyards

P

P

Essential services

P

P

Float plane facilities

C

P

Float plane maintenance and repair facilities

X

P

Food processing plants

X

P

Fuel distribution facilities13

C

P

Gasoline service stations

P

P

Heliports and helistops

C

P

Hotels and motels

P

P

Hot-mix asphalt and concrete batch plants

C

P

Laundromats

P

P

Light manufacturing, fabricating, assembling and storage

P5

P

Lodges

P

P

Manufacturing plants using heavy machinery

X

P

Marijuana cultivation facility

P/S(C)

P/S(C)

Marijuana cultivation facility, limited

P/S(C)

P/S(C)

Marijuana establishment

P/S(C)

P/S(C)

Marijuana product manufacturing facility

P/S(C)

P/S(C)

Marijuana retail store

P/S(C)

P/S(C)

Marijuana testing facility

P

P

Mobile building sales lots7

C

C

Mobile buildings such as offices, commercial or watchman’s quarters6

C

C

Multiple-family dwellings8

P

X

Natural resource extraction and/or natural resource processing

C14

P

Newspaper and printing establishments

P

P

Private clubs, fraternal organizations, union halls, hiring halls and social halls, except establishments operating under a beverage dispensary or club license from the State of Alaska Alcohol Beverage Control Board

P

P

Public and private off-street parking lots

P

P

Radio and television studios

P

P

Retail and wholesale businesses

P

P

Rooming and boarding houses8

P

X

Signs9

A

A

Site development associated with development for which a zoning permit has been issued

A

A

Small scale food and seafood processing operations

C

P

Telecommunications antennas11

A

A

Telecommunications facilities12

C

C

Temporary uses and buildings

P/S

P/S

Tire recapping and other automobile uses

P

P

Theaters

P

P

Veterinary clinics

P

P

Wood processing plants

X

P

 

1 = Conditional use permit process is outlined in KGBC 18.55.050.

2 = Permitted uses and permitted uses with standards are established through the zoning permit process, which is outlined within KGBC 18.55.020.

3 = Boarding kennels have additional specific conditional use permit standards found within KGBC 18.50.030.

4 = Commercial shopping centers are subject to specific conditional use permit standards found within KGBC 18.50.050.

5 = Light manufacturing, fabricating, assembling and storage uses within the IL zone shall meet the development requirements of that zone.

6 = Mobile buildings such as offices, commercial or watchman’s quarters are subject to specific conditional use permit standards found within KGBC 18.55.050(e)(3).

7 = Mobile building sales lots are subject to specific conditional use permit standards found within KGBC 18.55.050(e)(3).

8 = Multiple-family dwellings, dormitories, rooming and boarding houses are developed where the ground floor elevation differs from the elevation of the nearest adjacent improved right-of-way by greater than 10 feet, or where the structure is greater than 50 feet from the right-of-way line of a collector street.

9 = Signs are permitted in accordance with KGBC 18.30.050.

10 = Tax exempt uses have additional conditional use permit standards found within KGBC 18.50.160.

11 = (a) As Accessory Uses. Noncommercial antennas 15 feet in height or less above rooflines in residential zones and commercial or public use antennas 30 feet in height or less above rooflines in nonresidential zones are allowed as accessory uses to an existing structure in all zones without a permit. This exemption includes:

(1) Any satellite earth station antenna six feet in diameter or less which is located in nonresidential zones; or

(2) Any satellite earth station reception antenna 4.5 feet or less in diameter, regardless of zoning category.

(b) Existing Facilities. Legal nonconforming towers may be structurally altered to carry additional antennas, provided:

(1) Height is not increased;

(2) The proposed changes do not adversely affect the use and the enjoyment of adjacent properties;

(3) The design standards of KGBC 18.50.170(b)(1), (2), (3), and (7) can be met;

(4) Plans are reviewed and approved by the borough and other relevant agencies.

(c) Any tower or antenna which is not used for three years shall be removed along with any associated above-ground facilities within 90 days of said three years unless an extension is approved by the planning commission prior to the expiration of said 90 days. Failure to remove a tower or antenna as provided by this chapter shall be deemed a nuisance and the borough may seek abatement of the nuisance at the property owner’s expense.

12 = Telecommunications facilities are subject to specific conditional use permit standards found within KGBC 18.50.170.

13 = Subject to continued compliance with relevant fire prevention codes and other applicable laws and regulations.

14 = These uses are conditional uses that must meet the additional specific standards found within KGBC 18.50.120.

 

[Ord. No. 1782SA, §5, 12-21-15; Ord. No. 1726, §1, 8-4-14.]

18.30.030 Development requirements for principal, accessory, and conditional uses.

(a)    Development Requirements Table. The following table provides the development requirements for the industrial zoning districts. This table also provides special requirements and exceptions for development within industrial zoning districts.

Development Requirement

Light Industrial (IL)

Heavy Industrial (IH)

Minimum Lot Area (s.f.)

None1

None

Minimum Lot Width (ft.)

50

50

Minimum Yards (ft.)

None1

None2

Maximum Lot Coverage

None1

None

Maximum Height (ft.)3

30

None

 

1 = (a) Where an IL or IH zone abuts or is separated by an alley from a residential zone, yards shall be provided as required in the adjacent residential zone.

(b) Eaves and overhangs of any principal building or accessory building may be built in a required yard or setback, subject to the following limitations:

(1) The width of the eave or overhang shall not exceed 24 inches in width; and

(2) The eave or overhang may not conceal any habitable space.

(c) Either a front, side, or rear required yard setback for an addition to a pre-existing structure shall be reduced by 20 percent; provided, that the axis of the addition is congruent with the axis of the pre-existing structure. The minimum setback provided for under this exception is three feet.

Required yard setbacks for additions to pre-existing nonconforming structures shall be reduced to the existing minimum setback; provided, that the addition does not increase that portion of the improved structure within the setback required by the zoning district by more than 50 percent. The minimum setback provided for under this exception is three feet.

2 = Whenever an IH zone abuts or is separated by an alley from a residential zone, a 50-foot-wide buffer shall be provided, or where necessary be re-established, between the use or structure in the IH zone and the boundary of the residential zone (see illustration below).

3 = Measured as prescribed under definitions for maximum structure height or maximum building height and grade as applicable.

 

(b)    Noise Limitation. In all IL zones the noise emanating from the use of property shall be muffled so as not to be objectionable due to intermittence, beat frequency or shrillness. The maximum permissible sound pressure level, measured at the boundary line between the IL zone and any residential zone, shall be no greater than the following between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.:

Frequency Band Cycles per Second

Sound Pressure Level Decibels

RE 0.0002 Dynes/cm2

20 – 75

69

75 – 150

54

150 – 300

47

300 – 600

41

600 – 1,200

37

1,200 – 2,400

34

2,400 – 4,800

31

4,800 – 10,000

28

During other hours each of the sound level measurements may be increased not to exceed 10 decibels over the above figures.

(c)    Electrical Interference. The proposed use or structure shall not interfere with electrical processes in nearby buildings or land uses.

(d)    Lighting. Any lighting shall not be used in a manner which produces glare on public highways and neighboring property. Arc welding, acetylene torch cutting and similar processes shall be performed so as not to be seen outside the property.

(e)    Fire and Safety Hazards. The storage and handling of flammable liquids, liquefied petroleum, gases and explosives shall comply with the fire prevention code and all other applicable laws and regulations. Enameling and paint-spraying operations shall be permitted when incidental to the principal use and when such operations are contained within a building of two-hour fire-resistive construction.

(f)    Vibration. Any machine or operation which causes a displacement exceeding 3,000th of one inch as measured at the property line is prohibited.

(g)    Odor. Uses causing the emission of obnoxious odors of any kind and the emission of any toxic or corrosive fumes or gases are prohibited.

(h)    Dust and Smoke. Dust and smoke created by industrial operations shall not be exhausted or wasted into the air in such a manner as to create a nuisance.

(i)    Open Storage. Any storage shall not be located closer than 25 feet to any street right-of-way. Any storage shall be enclosed with an eight-foot-high view-obscuring fence of good appearance acceptable to the planning and zoning commission. Whenever lumber, coal or other combustible material is stored; a roadway shall be provided, graded and maintained from the street to the rear of the property to permit free access for fire trucks at any time.

(j)    Shipping and Receiving. No shipping and receiving dock located within 100 feet of a residential district shall be operated between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.

(k)    Residential Buffer. Wherever an IL zone abuts or is separated by an alley from a residential zone, the use or building in the IL zone shall be screened by a sight-obscuring enclosure. [Ord. No. 1726, §1, 8-4-14.]

18.30.040 Off-street parking requirements.

(a)    Off-street parking and loading spaces are required for all land uses in accordance with this section and the off-street parking facilities requirement table.

(b)    Central Parking Area.

(1)    It is the intent of this subsection that off-street parking facilities are to be provided in the central parking area through the special assessment district process whenever feasible.

(2)    There is hereby created the central parking area comprising all of the land located within the area designated and depicted as the central parking area on the official zoning map.

(3)    Permanently maintained off-street parking within the central parking area shall be provided by either of the two following methods at the time of construction, placement, alteration, enlargement, or change in use, of any structure that creates an increase in required parking, computed as provided in this section:

a.    A private off-street parking lot shall be provided as specified in subsection (c) of this section; or

b.    All persons possessing an interest of record in the property shall sign a written covenant in such form as is acceptable to the zoning administrator agreeing not to object to the establishment of a special assessment district to provide off-street parking facilities and to pay special assessment district assessments on the property in the amounts and manner as determined pursuant to such special assessment proceedings.

(4)    Persons electing to provide parking under the method set forth in subsection (b)(3)(b) of this section shall provide to the zoning administrator a title report issued by a title insurance company showing all persons possessing an interest of record in the property and shall pay an amount equal to the recording fees imposed by the district recorder’s office for recording the covenant required by such subsection.

(5)    Commencing on January 1, 1995, and at least every five years thereafter, the department of planning and community development shall prepare an evaluation of the off-street parking needs in the central parking area, and present the results of that evaluation, and any recommendations for the creation and processing of additional special assessment districts to provide for off-street parking, to the Ketchikan Gateway Borough assembly and to the Ketchikan city council.

(c)    In all other areas of the borough there shall be provided at the time of the construction, placement, alteration, enlargement, or change in use, of any structure that creates an increase in required parking, computed as provided in this section, permanently maintained off-street parking facilities for the use of occupants, employees or patrons of such structure, and it shall be the joint and several responsibility of the owner and occupant of any structure to provide, and to thereafter maintain, the following minimum free off-street parking facilities as listed in the table below. (Note: When a parking requirement is stated in terms of employees, it means the maximum number of employees who will be at the property at any given time, either on a single shift or an overlap of shifts. In computing the total parking requirement for a use, any fraction of one-half or more shall require more space.)

(d)    Off-Street Parking Facilities Requirement Table.

Use Listing

Minimum Number of Parking Spaces Required1

Assembly, fraternal and exhibition halls

1/2 parking space for each employee plus 1 space for each 5 permanent seats. If the facility has no permanent seating, or a combination of permanent and nonpermanent seating, the parking requirement shall be based on the maximum allowed occupancy for the use. 50 percent of the parking may be shared, and 50 percent of the parking requirements may be met by utilization of public parking if such public parking is within 200 feet of the proposed use and has maximum spaces of not less than such 50 percent

Automotive service and/or sales

4 spaces for each maintenance stall plus spaces to accommodate all new and used retail units and customer parking generated by retail sales

Banks

1/2 space for each employee plus 1 space for each 500 square feet of gross floor area

Beauty and barber shops

2 parking spaces for each chair and hair dryer

Bowling alleys

6 parking spaces for each alley

Building and loan companies and similar institutions

1/2 space for each employee plus 1 space for each 500 square feet of gross floor area

Churches, theaters, auditoriums

1 parking space for each 5 seats in the principal place of assembly

Commercial day cares, preschools, foster homes and kindergartens

1/2 parking space for each staff member and employee plus 1 space for each 1,000 square feet of gross floor area

Dance studios

1/2 parking space for each instructor and for each student, based upon the maximum number of students attending class at one time

Elementary and junior high schools

1/2 space for each employee plus 1 temporary space for every 25 pupils

Filling stations

3 spaces per grease rack and 3 spaces for each working bay

Grocery stores, delicatessens, drugstores or pharmacies

1/2 parking space for each employee, plus 1 space for each company vehicle, plus 1 space for each 200 square feet of sales floor area

Hospitals, sanitariums, nursing and rest homes

1 parking space for each resident and staff doctor, plus 1/2 space for each employee, intern and nurse, plus 1 space for each 5 beds, plus 1 space for each institutional vehicle

Hotels, rooming houses and other structures containing sleeping rooms other than or in addition to dwelling units

1/2 space per sleeping room

Household services and trades such as carpentering, electrical servicing, plumbing and heating shops, paper hanging, painting, furniture upholstering, decorating shops and other similar service establishments

1/2 parking space for each employee, plus 1 space for each company vehicle, plus 1 space for each 500 square feet of floor space

Laundry and dry cleaning establishments

1/2 parking space for each employee plus 1 space for each 500 square feet of gross floor area

Manufacturing industries

1/2 parking space for each employee on the maximum employee shift plus 1 space for each company vehicle

Medical office buildings

4 parking spaces for each doctor or dentist

Mobile building parks

1 parking space for each mobile building space

Mortuaries and funeral homes

10 parking spaces or 1 space for each 150 square feet of gross floor area up to a maximum of 70 spaces, whichever is the greater

Motels

1 parking space for each unit

Multiple-family dwellings and other places containing dwelling units

1 space per dwelling unit up to 150 units, one-half space per unit thereafter

Municipal buildings, public utility buildings, community centers, and post offices

1/2 parking space for each employee, plus 1 space for each official vehicle, plus 1 space for visitor parking for each 1,000 square feet of office or display space

Nurseries and greenhouses

1/2 parking space for each employee plus 4 spaces for customer parking

Office buildings

1/2 space for each employee plus 1 space for each 500 square feet of gross floor area

Pool halls, billiard parlors

3 parking spaces for each table

Private schools and colleges for nonacademic instruction

1/2 parking space for each instructor and for each student, based upon the maximum number of students attending class at one time

Restaurants, cafes, soda fountains, eating and drinking places

1/2 parking space for each employee plus 1 space for each 5 seats

Retail and wholesale stores of bulky items (e.g., furniture and major appliances)

1/2 parking space for each employee, plus 1 space for each company vehicle, plus 1 space for each 1,000 square feet of gross floor area

Retail and wholesale stores of nonbulky items

1/2 parking space for each employee, plus 1 space for each company vehicle, plus 1 space for each 250 square feet of sales area

Self-service dry-cleaning and laundry establishments

1 parking space per each 4 washing machines and/or dry cleaning machines

Senior high schools

1 space for every 7 pupils plus 1 space for every 2 employees

Shopping center CD zone

1 parking space for each 100 square feet of sales floor area

Single-family dwellings, two-family dwellings and parish houses

1 parking space per dwelling unit

Taxicab companies

1 space for each taxi operated by the company plus 1 extra space

Trucking terminals, ship terminals, storage yards, building contractors, lumberyards, etc.

1/2 parking space for each employee plus 1 parking space for each company vehicle, truck tractor or trailer stored at the site when not in use

Veterinary clinics, dog hospitals, boarding kennels and residential kennels

1 parking space for each doctor and employee plus 2 parking spaces for visitors

Vocational and music schools

1/2 parking space for each instructor and for each student, based upon the maximum number of students attending class at 1 time

Warehouse, wholesale, retail and commercial storage

1/2 parking space for each employee, plus 1 parking space for each company vehicle, plus 2 spaces, but a total of no less than 4 spaces

 

1 = Waiver or reduction for seasonal employees in accordance with the procedure outlined in KGBC 18.55.100.

 

 

Other Requirements:

(1)    Where there is more than one use in a single structure or on a site (e.g., doctor, attorney and retail grocery) or two or more separate instances of the same use, off-street parking requirements shall be the sum of the requirements for the various uses.

(2)    Joint Parking Areas. Where two or more uses provide a joint parking area, and their total required spaces is 20 or more, the minimum requirement will be 75 percent of the sum of the requirements for the various uses computed separately.

(3)    All parking spaces provided pursuant to this chapter shall be on the same lot with the main use it serves or on an adjoining lot except that the planning commission may permit parking spaces to be on any lot within 200 feet of the use if it determines that it is impractical to provide parking on the same lot.

(4)    No existing parking area and no parking area provided for the purpose of complying with the provisions of this title shall hereafter be relinquished or reduced in any manner below the requirements herein established.

(5)    At the time of application, a site plan shall be submitted to the administrative official responsible for the enforcement of this title, who shall approve or disapprove the plan on the basis of its conformance to this title.

(6)    Compact Car Allowance.

a.    In parking lots of less than 10 parking spaces in industrial zones, the total required parking area shall first be determined using standard size parking spaces. In the event such total parking area is provided, the applicant may elect to convert up to 50 percent of such total parking area to compact car size parking spaces, and the remaining portion of such total required parking area shall be composed of standard size parking spaces.

b.    Industrial Zones. In industrial zones, in computing the total parking area required for parking lots of 10 parking spaces or more, compact car size parking spaces may be substituted, at the option of the applicant, in lieu of standard size parking spaces on a one-for-one basis, up to a maximum of 50 percent of the total number of required spaces.

c.    Requirements.

1.    Each standard size parking space shall be nine feet wide by 20 feet long and each compact car size parking space shall be seven feet wide by 15 feet long, exclusive of access and circulation aisles.

2.    All parking lots shall be provided with a stabilized, well-drained surface.

3.    No area in a parking lot shall be used for sales display, dead storage, repair work or any purpose other than parking of vehicles.

4.    Any lighting of parking lots shall be arranged in such a manner as to reflect away from public rights-of-way and from any adjoining residential areas.

5.    Curb cuts shall be located so as to minimize traffic hazards and shall be approved by the administrative official.

6.    Curb cuts in all commercial and industrial zones shall be not less than 12 feet wide and not more than 25 feet wide.

7.    In all parking lots where compact car spaces are provided, appropriate signing shall provide for clear distinction between standard and compact parking spaces.

 

(e)    Off-street Loading and Unloading Requirements. Every building or structure used for business, trade or industry and normally requiring truck loading or unloading with respect to the use shall provide space as herein indicated for the loading and unloading of vehicles off the street or public alley. Such space shall have access to a public alley or, if there is no alley, to a street. Off-street loading and unloading space shall be in addition to and not considered as meeting a part of the requirement for off-street parking space. Off-street loading and unloading space shall not be used or designed, intended or constructed to be used in a manner to obstruct or interfere with the free use of any street or adjoining property. The minimum off-street loading and unloading space required for specific uses shall be as follows:

(1)    Retail business and service establishments shall provide one off-street loading and unloading space at least 10 feet wide and 38 feet long with a 14-foot height clearance per building.

(2)    Industrial plants shall provide one off-street loading and unloading space for each 20,000 square feet of gross floor area. Each loading space shall be a minimum of 12 feet wide and 50 feet long with a 14-foot height clearance.

(3)    Trucking terminals and ship terminals shall provide one off-street loading and unloading space for every 5,000 square feet of total floor area used for storage, warehousing and shipping. Each loading space shall be a minimum of 14 feet wide and 65 feet long with a 14-foot height clearance. [Ord. No. 1726, §1, 8-4-14.]

18.30.050 Industrial sign and advertising devices.

(a)    Sign and advertising devices are placed in industrial zones in accordance with this section and the industrial zones sign development table.

(b)    General Requirements.

(1)    A permit shall be obtained from the administrative official for this title prior to the installation of any exterior sign, nameplate, advertising sign or advertising structure excepting: those less than three square feet in area; temporary construction; real estate; governmental notices; governmental public safety signage; and political signs; provided, that such signs or notices meet the provisions of this chapter. Sign permit applications shall include plans for all signs to be placed. The plans shall illustrate sign elevations, cross sections, dimensions, placement on the site, materials, colors, and lighting designed to withstand high winds. Construction and erection of signs shall be in accordance with this title.

(2)    Signs permitted under this chapter shall advertise only the business or activity engaged in on the immediate premises. In the case of building complexes with multiple tenants, immediate premises shall be considered the actual store frontage or parts of the building adjacent to leased space. Subject to the other requirements of the ordinance codified in this chapter, one directory sign that lists all commercial tenants in a building complex is allowed per building facade, either mounted flush or as a freestanding or monument sign.

(3)    No sign shall be erected at any location where, by reason of the position, shape or color of such sign, it may interfere with, obstruct the view of, or be confused with any authorized traffic sign, signal or device.

(4)    No sign shall be placed within 40 feet of any intersection measured at the centerline of the intersecting streets.

(5)    Flashing signs and intermittent illumination are permitted only in commercial and industrial zones.

(6)    Abandoned signs shall be removed by the property owner within six months of the cessation of the advertised business or activity.

(7)    Roof-mounted signs, including any signs painted on the roof surface, but excepting those mounted on a marquee or canopy, are prohibited.

(8)    Political signs of up to 32 square feet may be displayed on private property without a sign permit.

(9)    During a “grand opening” not to exceed 14 days, temporary grand opening signs of up to 24 square feet may be displayed on the premises in all zones without a sign permit and regulations with respect to sign area, placement, and sign type, with the exception that not more than one grand opening event may be advertised at any business location within any 12-month period; provided, that each separate business location within a multiple-business complex shall be entitled to a grand opening event separate from a grand opening event for the complex as a whole.

(10)    Temporary construction signs may be displayed without a sign permit in all zones, limited to a total sign area of 32 square feet per construction site, displayed no longer than one year, and removed no later than 10 days after completion or occupancy of the project.

(11)    Signs erected by government agencies for public safety or public notification may be erected in any zone without a permit.

(c)    Industrial Zones Sign Development Table for Signs That Require a Sign Permit.

Sign Type

Number

Area

Height

Setback

ft = feet in = inches NA = Not Applicable sf = square feet

Freestanding Sign1

23

50 sf

30 ft

NA

Hanging Sign

1 per tenant7

10 sf

8 ft4

12 in4

Multiple Business Complex6

1

16 sf plus 6 sf per separate business6

30 ft

NA

Projecting Sign

23

50 sf

8 ft5

6 in5

Temporary Sign8

NA

50 sf

NA

NA

Wall Sign

No Limit2

None

NA

NA

 

1 = Includes ground pole and monument signs.

2 = No limit on number of wall signs located within the IL and IH zones.

3 = Two ground poles or projecting signs are permitted per business.

4 = Hanging signs must be mounted such that it is no closer than 12 inches from the curb line and must be at least eight feet above the finished sidewalk grade, with the exception that signs hanging under an existing canopy that is less than eight feet six inches above the finished sidewalk grade must have at least seven feet of clearance above the finished sidewalk grade.

5 = Projecting signs that project beyond the lot line may be no closer than six inches from the curb line and must be at least eight feet above the finished sidewalk grade.

6 = Each multiple-business complex is allowed one monument or ground pole sign per street frontage for a directory sign. The sign area of each such directory sign shall not exceed 16 square feet plus six square feet per separate business advertised, but not larger than 64 square feet.

7 = One hanging sign is allowed per tenant per street frontage entry.

8 = Temporary signs, as defined in KGBC 18.05.200(m), not exceeding 50 square feet in area and advertising specific events are allowed with a sign permit. The purpose of the following limitations on banner or pennant signs is to ensure that banner or pennant signs are not used as permanent signs.

(1) Noncommercial banners or pennants may be erected no sooner than 21 days prior to the event advertised and shall be removed within five working days after the event. No noncommercial banners or pennants may be installed for a period exceeding 30 days in any 90-day period. The 90-day period begins on the first day the noncommercial banners or pennants are displayed.

(2) Commercial banners or pennants may be erected on the site on which the activity is occurring no sooner than 10 days prior to the event and shall be removed within five working days after the event. No commercial banners or pennants may be installed for a period exceeding 30 days in any 180-day period. The 180-day period begins on the first day banners or pennants are displayed.

 

(d)    Elimination of Nonconforming Signs.

(1)    Existing permitted signs which do not conform to the requirements of this chapter shall be brought into compliance or eliminated within three years from the passage of the ordinance codified in this chapter, with the exception of nonconforming temporary signs, banner signs, or flashing or blinking signs, which must be removed within 90 days of the effective date of the ordinance codified in this chapter.

(2)    A nonconforming sign shall lose its legal, nonconforming status if the sign is altered in any way in structure, color, or copy, or is substantially damaged, relocated, or replaced.

(3)    The code administrator shall order the removal of any sign erected, installed, or allowed to remain in violation of this chapter. He or she shall give at least 30 days’ notice in writing, to the owner of such sign, or of the building, structure, or premises on which such sign is located, to remove the sign or bring it into compliance with this chapter. The director may order removal of the sign at the expense of the owner of the premises if compliance with the written order is not obtained. In the case of temporary signs, banner signs, portable signs or pennants, only seven days’ notice need be given. [Ord. No. 1726, §1, 8-4-14.]