Within any C-2 District, no structure or premises will hereafter be used, erected, converted, or altered externally in whole or in part unless herein provided, for any other than one or more of the following permitted uses. It is recognized that sexually oriented businesses, because of their very nature, have serious objectionable operational characteristics, particularly when several of them are concentrated or when one or more of them are located near a residential zone or other uses frequented by children.  In these circumstances such uses have a deleterious effect upon the adjacent areas.  Special regulation of these uses is necessary to ensure that these adverse effects will not contribute to the blighting or downgrading of the surrounding neighborhood and businesses.  These special regulations are itemized in the chapter.  These controls are for the purposes of preventing a concentration of these uses within any one area and to prevent deterioration or blighting of a nearby residential neighborhood or commercial area.  These controls do not legitimatize activities which are prohibited by other chapters of these Codified Ordinances or by State law.
(Ord. 52.  Passed 6-16-97.)