1159.02  ESTABLISHMENT AND CLASSIFICATION OF BUSINESSES REGULATED.
   (a)   Areas Permitted.  The establishment of a sexually oriented business, as defined above, shall be permitted only in areas within the corporate limits of the City which are zoned M 2, Heavy Industrial, and shall be subject to the following restrictions:
      (1)   No person shall cause or permit the establishment of any sexually oriented business, as defined above, within 500 feet of any other such business.
      (2)   No person shall cause or permit the establishment of any sexually oriented business, as defined above, within 1,000 feet of any place of religious worship, school, boys' club, girls' club, or similar existing youth organization, public park or public building, or within 500 feet of any property zoned for residential or commercial use.
      (3)   No person shall, in addition to the above, cause or permit the establishment of any sexually oriented business without first securing all necessary permits and licenses and complying with all other requirements of the City of Ashtabula's, County of Ashtabula's and/or State of Ohio's Zoning Regulations, Health Regulations, Fire Code Regulations, and all building, electrical, structural, and plumbing regulations.
   (b)   Measurement of Distance.  Distance between any two sexually oriented businesses shall be measured in a straight line, without regard to intervening structures, from the closest exterior structural wall of each business.  The distance between any sexually oriented business and any religious institution, school, boys' club, girls' club, or similar existing youth organization, or public building or any properties zoned for residential use or used for residential purposes shall also be measured in a straight line, without regard to intervening structures or objects from the nearest portion of the building or structure used as a part of the premises where sexually oriented business is conducted, to the nearest property line of the premises of a religious institution, public or private elementary or secondary school, or the nearest boundary of an affected public park, residential or commercial district, or residential or commercial lot.
(2004 Code)