§ 156.08  LOCATION.
   (A)   Overconcentration.  No more than one sexually oriented business shall be located within any 1,000 foot radius, as determined by a straight line and not street distance. Sexually oriented businesses, because of their very nature, are recognized as having serious objectionable operational characteristics upon adjacent neighborhoods, particularly when they are concentrated. Special regulation of these establishments is necessary to insure that these adverse effects will not contribute to the blighting or downgrading of the surrounding neighborhood. To prevent an overconcentration of sexually oriented businesses and the creation of a de facto downgrading or blighting of surrounding neighborhoods, this radius requirement is necessary.
   (B)   Prohibited.  No sexually oriented business shall be located in a residential district nor a neighborhood mixed used district as defined by the town’s zoning ordinance and zoning map.
   (C)   Residential proximity.  No sexually oriented business shall be located within a 250-foot radius (determined by a straight line and not street distance) of any place of worship, school (public or private), specialty school, day-care facility or any residential zoning districts or residential properties. Sexually oriented businesses, because of their very nature, are recognized as having serious objectionable operational characteristics, primarily when they are located near a residential zoning district or certain other districts which permit residential uses. Special regulation of these establishments is necessary to insure that these adverse effects will not contribute to a downgrading or blighting of surrounding residential districts or certain other districts which permit residential uses.
(Ord. passed 4-4-05; Am. Ord. 2017-011, passed 7-3-17)  Penalty, see § 156.99