713.12  LOCATION OF SEXUALLY ORIENTED BUSINESSES.
   (a)   No person shall permit, operate or cause to be operated a sexually oriented business in any zoning district other than general commercial, as defined and described in the Village Zoning Code.
   (b)   No person shall permit, operate or cause to be operated a sexually oriented business within 1,000 feet of:
      (1)    A church, synagogue, mosque, temple or building which is used primarily for religious worship and related religious activities;
      (2)    A public or private educational facility including but not limited to child day care facilities, nursery schools, preschools, kindergartens, elementary schools, private schools, intermediate schools, junior high schools, middle schools, high schools, vocational schools, secondary schools, continuation schools, special education schools, junior colleges, and universities; school includes the school grounds, but does not include the facilities used primarily for another purpose and only incidentally as a school;
      (3)    A boundary of a residential district as defined in the zoning code; a public park or recreational area which has been designated for park or recreational activities including but not limited to a park, playground, nature trails, swimming pool, reservoir, athletic field, basketball or tennis courts, pedestrian/bicycle paths, wilderness areas, or other similar public land within the Village which is under the control, operation, or management of the Village park and recreation authorities;
      (4)    The property line of a lot devoted to a residential use as defined in the zoning code;
      (5)   An entertainment business which is oriented primarily towards children or family entertainment; or
   (c)   No person shall permit, operate or cause to be operated a sexually oriented business within 500 feet of a licensed premises, licensed pursuant to the alcoholic beverage control regulations of the State of Ohio.
   (d)   No person shall cause or permit the operation, establishment, substantial enlargement, or transfer of ownership or control of a sexually oriented business within 500 feet of another sexually oriented business.
   (e)   No person shall cause or permit the operation, establishment, or maintenance of more than one sexually oriented business in the same building, structure, or portion thereof, or the  increase of floor area of any sexually oriented business in any building, structure, or portion thereof containing another sexually oriented business.
   (f)   For the purpose of subsections (b) and (c) hereof, measurement shall be made in a straight line, without regard to the intervening structures or objects, from the nearest portion of the building or structure used as the part of the premises where a sexually oriented business is conducted, to the nearest property line of the premises of a use listed in subsection (b) hereof. Presence of a village, county or other political subdivision boundary shall be irrelevant for purposes of calculating and applying the distance requirements of this section.
   (g)   For purposes of subsection (d) hereof, the distance between any two sexually oriented businesses shall be measured in a straight line, without regard to the intervening structures or objects or political boundaries, from the closest exterior wall of the structure in which each business is located.
   (h)   Any sexually oriented business lawfully operating on the effective date of this section that is in violation of subsections (a) through (g) hereof shall be deemed a nonconforming use. The nonconforming use will be permitted unless terminated for any reason or voluntarily discontinued for a period of two years or more. Such nonconforming uses shall not be increased, enlarged, extended, or altered except that the use may be changed to a conforming use. If two or more sexually oriented businesses are within 500 feet of one another and otherwise in a permissible location, the sexually oriented business which was first established and continually operating at a particular location is the conforming use and the later established business(es) is/are nonconforming
   (I)   A sexually oriented business lawfully operating as a conforming use is not rendered a nonconforming use by the location, subsequent to the grant or renewal of the sexually oriented business license, of a use listed in subsection (b) hereof within 1000 feet of the sexually oriented business or a use listed in subsection (c) hereof within 500 feet of the sexually oriented business. This provision applies only to the renewal of a valid license, and does not apply when an application for a license is submitted after a license has expired or been revoked.
(Ord. 97-2.  Passed 4-7-97.)