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    Cyburbian Plus
    Jun 2003

    Article - Cities struggle to find place for red-light businesses

    From the AP Wire:

    They can either fight them, and likely lose in court because of free speech laws, or risk creating de-facto red-light districts through zoning.

    Often, towns scramble to make restrictive zoning laws after an adult an entertainment business pops up in an area, said Bruce Calvin, manager of the municipal reference services for the National League of Cities.
    What does your fair city do through it's Zoning Code ?

    We allow them through the Special Use process,
    which includes seperation distance requirements from residential, churches, schools and parks.

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    May 2006
    Islamorada, FL
    New adult uses are only permitted....in Industrial areas. Not looked at too kindly.

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    Cyburbian Zoning Goddess's avatar
    Sep 1999
    400 miles from Orlando
    We went thru this 8-9 years ago; the county, in conjuction with the cities, set aside some, admittedly, out of the way places for adult businesses. Most of the ones that were existing then are gone. Well, that has something to do with the ordinance that required dancers to wear pasties and thongs. They were some ugly public hearings, to say the least.

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    Cyburbian Richmond Jake's avatar
    Aug 2001
    The Emerald Coast
    Quote Originally posted by JNA View post
    What does your fair city do through it's Zoning Code ?
    Oddly enough, titty bars in our county are not regulated thru the land development regulations. We have a couple of stand alone ordinances that restrict the location of this use along "tourist corridors" that is very broadly defined. Based on our analysis, we think there might be one location that would meat ( ) the criteria. We guard the information closely. Never had a public records request for this either.
    Annoyingly insensitive

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