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No public place of amusement license to engage in the business of industrial private event venue shall be issued under this Article VI unless all of the following requirements are met:
(a) the applicant is at least 21 years of age;
(b) the applicant has not had any of the following licenses or permits revoked for cause at any time, unless, upon request of the applicant, the commissioner determines that the applicant has been sufficiently rehabilitated to warrant the public trust:
(i) a public place of amusement license or license of any type issued under any Article of this chapter;
(iii) a liquor license issued under Chapter 4-60;
(iv) an outdoor special event permit issued under Section 10-8-335; or
(v) a retail food establishment license issued under Chapter 4-8.
The burden of proof of sufficient rehabilitation shall be on the person seeking such rehabilitation;
(c) the applicant has not been convicted of a felony under any state or federal law within the ten years prior to the date of the application, unless upon the request of the applicant, the commissioner determines that the applicant has been sufficiently rehabilitated to warrant the public trust. The burden of proof of sufficient rehabilitation shall be on the person seeking such rehabilitation;
(d) the establishment is located in: (1) a manufacturing district; and (2) a building in lawful existence for no less than 50 years prior to the effective date of this section;
(e) the applicant has obtained all occupancy placards required for the establishment under Section 14A-8-802, and, in the case of a license renewal, has certified in writing that no modifications or alterations affecting the layout, floor plan, doorways, staircases, interior separations or other features of the establishment have been made that may affect occupancy limits; and
(f) either the department of buildings or fire department, pursuant to a coordinated inspection schedule, have inspected the establishment at least once during the preceding 12-month period and have determined that the establishment and building in which the establishment is located comply with all applicable life safety requirements of this Code. If, within the preceding 12-month period, the establishment and building in which the establishment is located were inspected either by the department of buildings or fire department in connection with a permit inspection, periodic inspection, code compliance inspection or certificate of occupancy, such inspection shall be deemed to meet the inspection requirement herein. The department of buildings and fire department are authorized to conduct such additional inspections as they deem necessary to maintain health and safety.
For any applicant other than a natural person, the above requirements shall apply to every principal officer and to any person owning, directly or indirectly, 25 percent or more of the interest in the applicant.
(Added Coun. J. 2-10-16, p. 18766, § 7; Amend Coun. J. 2-22-17, p. 43916, Art. VIII, § 13; Amend Coun. J. 4-19-17, p. 48180, Art. V, § 29; Amend Coun. J. 4-10-19, p. 100029, Art. II, § 42)