§ 21.302.11  FIREARM FACILITIES.
   (a)   Purpose.  To provide opportunities for firearm sales, service, and ranges and to provide opportunities to manufacture, warehouse, and distribute firearm(s) while addressing safety concerns and the potential disruption of peace and quiet enjoyment of the community.  Providing separation between firearm facilities and certain uses maximizes safety of residents, businesses and guests, minimizes potential nuisance factors of such facilities, and is in the public interest.
   (b)   Incidental Firearm Sales standards.
      (1)   Security.  All incidental firearm sales facilities must meet applicable federal and state security standards including but not limited to M.S. § 624.7161, and Minnesota Rules Chapter 7504.
      (2)   Separation requirements.  No incidental firearm sales facility may be located:
         (A)   Within 250 feet of the R-1, R-1A, RS-1, R-3, R-4, RM-12, RM-24, RM-50 or RM-100 Zoning Districts.
         (B)   Within 250 feet of a day care facility.
         (C)   Within 250 feet of a school (K-12).
      (3)   Prior to plan approval, a floor plan must be submitted for review demarcating the area(s) devoted to display and storage of firearm(s) and ammunition.
   (c)   Primary Firearm Sales standards.
      (1)   Security.  All primary firearm sales facilities must meet applicable federal and state security standards including but not limited to M.S. § 624.7161, and Minnesota Rules Chapter 7504.
      (2)   Separation requirements.  No primary firearm sales facility may be located:
         (A)   Within 250 feet of the R-1, R-1A, RS-1, R-3, R-4, RM-12, RM-24, RM-50 or RM-100 Zoning Districts.
         (B)   Within 250 feet of a day care facility.
         (C)   Within 250 feet of a school (K-12).
         (D)   Within 1,000 feet of another primary firearm sales facility.
      (3)   Conditional Use Permit Submittal Requirements. In addition to the submittal requirements stated in § 21.501.04, a conditional use permit application for a primary firearm sales facility must also include a detailed security plan demonstrating compliance with applicable federal and state safety standards including but not limited to M.S. § 624.7161, and Minnesota Rules Chapter 7504.
   (d)   Firearm Manufacturing, Warehousing, or Distribution standards.
      (1)   Separation requirements.  No firearm manufacturing, warehousing, or distribution facility may be located:
         (A)   Within 250 feet of the R-1, R-1A, RS-1, R-3, R-4, RM-12, RM-24, RM-50 or RM-100 Zoning Districts.
         (B)   Within 250 feet of a day care facility.
         (C)   Within 250 feet of a school (K-12).
   (e)   Firing Range Standards.
      (1)   Separation requirements.  No firing range may be located:
         (A)   Within 1,000 feet of the R-1, R-1A, RS-1, R-3, R-4, RM-12, RM-24, RM-50 or RM-100 Zoning Districts.
         (B)   Within 1,000 feet of a day care facility.
         (C)   Within 1,000 feet of a school (K-12).
      (2)   Firing ranges must be located within a completely enclosed building.
      (3)   The completely enclosed building housing the firing range must include adequate noise insulation, ventilation and filtering systems.  Ventilation and filtering systems must be in accordance with Minnesota Mechanical Code § 502.19, see Minnesota Rules Part 1346.0050 (incorporating Chapters 2 to 15 of the 2012 edition of the International Mechanical Code), and United States Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Standards, 29 C.F.R. § 1910.1025.
      (4)   No liquor licenses may be issued to any establishment within the same building as the firing range.
   (f)   Standards for Firearm Offices.
      (1)   Firearm Offices are permitted in all districts where general offices are permitted.
   (g)   Measurement.
      (1)   Separation measurement.  For the purposes of this section, distance between a firearm facility and a zoning district is measured in a direct line from any public or private entrance of a firearm facility tenant space to the applicable zoning district line.  Distance between a firearm facility and another facility, school or day care is measured in a direct line from any public or private entrance of a firearm facility tenant space to any public or private entrance of the other facility.  When measuring distance between indoor tenant spaces, measurement will be taken along the shortest pedestrian path between public or private entrances rather than in a direct line.
      (2)   Floor area measurement.  The calculation of floor area devoted to firearm(s) and ammunition includes all display cabinets, storage, and the entire adjacent aisle or standing space for customers and employees. 
(Ord. 2016-28, passed 11-21-2016)