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(a) No sexually oriented business shall be established within seven hundred fifty (750) feet of any:
(1) Residential zoning district;
(2) Library, educational institution, park, recreational facility, religious place of worship, child day care facility, playground or swimming pool;
(3) Planned Unit Development that includes residential land uses; or
(4) Bar, tavern, or other establishment offering the sale of beer or intoxicating liquor for consumption on the premises regulated by the Ohio Division of Liquor Control.
(b) No sexually oriented business shall be established within 500 feet of any other sexually oriented business.
(c) For the purpose of this section, measurement shall be made in a straight line, without regard for the intervening structures or objects, from the nearest portion of the building or structure used as part of the premises where a sexually oriented business is conducted, to the nearest property line of the premise listed above. The presence of a municipal, county or other political subdivision boundary shall be irrelevant for the purpose of calculating and applying the distance requirements of this section.
(d) No adult materials, displays, promotions or advertisement of adult material shall be shown, distributed or exhibited so as to be visible from the public right of way, or from any adjacent public or privately owned property.
(e) All building openings, entries, windows and doors of sexually oriented businesses shall be located, covered, or serviced in such a manner as to prevent a view into the interior from the public right of way, or from adjacent public or privately owned property. For new construction, the building shall be oriented so as to minimize any possibility of viewing from any public right of way or any public or private property.
(f) No screens, loudspeaker, or sound equipment used in adult motion picture theaters (enclosed or drive-in) or other sexually oriented businesses shall be operated in such a manner as to be seen or discerned from the public right of way or any public or privately owned property.
(g) Exterior identification signage is permitted subject to other applicable provisions of these regulations. However, to limit exposure of sexual images to minors, no exterior signage shall include verbal or written messages, graphics, drawings, or other illustrations that publicly display specified sexual anatomical areas or specified sexual activities.
(Ord. 11-02. Passed 9-23-02.)