Type 3 Signs
Signs in this category are large temporary signs typically associated with (but not limited to) the advertisement of large tracts of land for sale, construction and development activity or the advertisement of commercial or industrial buildings for sale or lease. For examples of Type 1 Temporary Freestanding Signs, see Figure 12-4.
1. Where Permitted
Type 3 signs are permitted only on parcels or groups of adjacent parcels under common ownership which contain either:
a. A use in the Household Living use group where the size of the parcel or group of adjacent parcels under common ownership is a minimum of (3) acres in size;
b. Vacant or undeveloped land where the parcel or group of adjacent parcels under common ownership is a minimum of one (1) acre in size; or
c. A use in any other category or use group, provided that the parcel upon which the sign is displayed has a minimum of 100 feet of frontage on a public street, as measured at the right-of-way.
2. Simultaneous Display Prohibited
A Type 3 sign shall not be displayed upon a parcel that contains a permanent freestanding sign, including a sign structure that has had its display area removed.
3. Permitted Size
The maximum display area is limited to sixteen (16) square feet (per side if dual sided).
4. Permitted Height
The maximum height of the sign, including any supporting posts or stakes, is limited to eight (8) feet above the adjacent grade.
5. Number Permitted
One (1) Type 3 Freestanding Temporary Sign may be displayed on a parcel or group of adjacent parcels under common ownership or tenancy.
6. Sign Material
The display area (sign face) shall be composed of a rigid material.
7. Mounting Standard
Signs shall be mounted to and supported by a minimum of two separate posts or stakes.
8. Number of Sides
The display area may be either single or dual sided, but shall not consist of more than one (1) distinct component.
9. Permitted Duration of Display
a. Type 3 signs may be displayed without limit to duration upon any parcel or group of adjacent parcels under common ownership which contain only vacant or undeveloped land, including land whose principal use is the production of agricultural commodities or silviculture (forestry).
b. In all other cases, the duration of display shall be limited to two (2) years, provided that this limit shall not be apply if the land, and any building(s) and/or structure(s) upon such parcel or group of parcels is not occupied or in active use for purposes other than a use in the Household Living use group at any time during the period of display.
c. Where the display of a Type 3 sign is subject to a limit on the duration of display, there shall be a minimum period of separation of sixty (60) days between the removal of the previously permitted sign and the display of a new sign. Such period of separation shall apply in all cases where a sign subject to a limit on the duration of its display is removed, regardless of whether the maximum allowed duration for its display has been reached at the time of its removal.