BY COUNCILOR ATKINS:
The city of Duluth does ordain:
Section 1. That Section 5-21 of the Duluth City Code, 1959, as amended, be amended to read as follows:
Sec. 5-21. Licenses not to be issued in certain places.
No license for the ownership or operation of an adult book store shall be issued within the following areas:
(a) Within 400 600 feet of a church, school, or public park or building in which programmed, scheduled or supervised educational activity, recreational activity, religious training, behavioral guidance/correction activity or personal guidance counseling is regularly provided to children 12 years of age or younger;
(b) Within 250 600 feet of a residential zone;
(c) In an area that is within or fronts on public skywalk;
(d) Within 400 feet of a pedestrian plaza.
purposes of this Section, distance shall be measured from the center of
the closest doorway giving ingress or egress to the adult book store along
a straight line to the closest boundary of the property upon which is
Section 2. That this ordinance shall take effect 30 days after its passage and publication.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This ordinance reasonably increases the buffer zone between sex-oriented businesses and areas that are likely to be adversely affected by their presence.