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Sunday, November 03, 2013
Ind. Gov't. - "Michigan City adopts adult business restrictions"
Stan Maddux reports for the NWI Times:
MICHIGAN CITY | Driven by a proposal for a gentleman's club just outside its borders, Michigan City has adopted restrictions to discourage adult entertainment businesses from locating within city limits.
The City Council on Wednesday adopted the ordinance after eight months of research, which included how strip clubs and other adult businesses throughout Northwest Indiana operate.
Officials knew of no adult businesses that have expressed any official interest in Michigan City, but said they think it's just a matter of time.
"We want to be prepared for it," Mayor Ron Meer said.
The ordinance allows businesses such as strip clubs and adult book stores only in areas zoned for manufacturing.
Those type of establishments also must be at least 700 feet away from neighborhoods, churches, schools and playgrounds.
The ordinance was drafted with help from Duncan Associates, a Muncie-based consulting firm that presented statistics on the ill effects adult establishments have on property values and youths.
Posted by Marcia Oddi on November 3, 2013 07:12 PM
Posted to Indiana Government