Chapter 18A.42
ADULT BUSINESSES

Sections:

18A.42.010    Purpose.

18A.42.020    Location Standards.

18A.42.030    Signage.

18A.42.040    Adult Magazine Sales as a Secondary Use. Added 1/16

18A.42.010 Purpose.

A.    The intent of this Chapter is to establish regulations for activities or uses which, because of their adult orientation, are recognized as having objectionable characteristics and need to be distanced from other uses such as residential, schools, parks, and community centers. Special regulations for these uses are necessary to:

1.    Prevent inappropriate exposure of such businesses to the public;

2.    Ensure that adverse effects of these uses will not contribute to the blighting or downgrading of surrounding neighborhoods;

3.    Protect property values and quality of life from potential adverse impacts; and

4.    Limit the exposure of minors to pornographic materials.

B.    This Chapter also establishes regulations regarding the sale of adult magazines as a secondary and incidental use within convenience stores and other similar retail uses to limit and control such sales outside of adult businesses in order to:

1.    Limit the inappropriate exposure of the public to pornographic materials;

2.    Ensure that such sales do not contribute to the blighting or downgrading of surrounding neighborhoods;

3.    Protect property values and quality of life from potential adverse impacts; and

4.    Limit the exposure of minors to pornographic materials.

(Ord. 2015-34s § 2 (part), 2015; Ord. 2013-85 § 1 (part), 2013; Ord. 2013-30s2 § 5 (part), 2013)

18A.42.020 Location Standards.

A.    Adult Businesses shall be subject to the following provisions:

1.    Separation Requirements I. Adult Businesses are prohibited from locating within 660 feet of any other Adult Business or any of the following:

a.    Areas zoned CC, AC, HRD, MSF and areas with rural and resource classifications;

b.    Community and cultural facilities including, but not limited to, post offices, government offices, and courthouses;

c.    Residential, day treatment, or workshop facilities primarily oriented to the physically or mentally disabled; or

d.    Senior citizens service centers or residential facilities with the primary emphasis oriented to senior citizens.

2.    Separation Requirements II. Adult Businesses are prohibited from locating within 2,000 feet of the following uses:

a.    Public or private schools, from kindergarten to 12th grade, and their grounds;

b.    Day-care centers, preschools, or other child-care facilities;

c.    Youth cabarets, public parks, playgrounds, libraries, or any other area where large numbers of minors regularly travel or congregate; or

d.    Churches, convents, monasteries, synagogues, temples, chapels, or other places of religious worship.

3.    Legal Use Status. Adult businesses shall not become nonconforming if a new use, as listed under PCC 18A.42.020 A.1., is located closer than 660 feet from the adult business or if a new use, as listed under PCC 18A.42.020 A.2., is located closer than 2,000 feet of the adult business.

4.    Distance Measurement. The distance requirements for this Section shall be measured in a straight line from the nearest point of the lot upon which the proposed Adult Business use is to be located to the nearest point of any lot owned or leased for any of the uses listed in PCC 18A.42.020 A.1. and A.2.

(Ord. 2016-33 § 1 (part), 2016; Ord. 2015-86 § 1 (part), 2015; Ord. 2015-40 § 4 (part), 2015; Ord. 2013-85 § 1 (part), 2013; Ord. 2013-30s2 § 5 (part), 2013)

18A.42.030 Signage.

No descriptive art or displays depicting, describing, or relating to any "specified sexual activities" or "specified anatomical areas" shall be allowed on any exterior portion of the building or as window displays visible to the public; otherwise, signage for Adult Businesses shall comply with the provisions of Title 18B PCC. (Ord. 2013-85 § 1 (part), 2013; Ord. 2013-30s2 § 5 (part), 2013)

18A.42.040 Adult Magazine Sales as a Secondary Use. Added 1/16

A.    The sale of adult magazines as a secondary and incidental use within convenience stores and other similar retail uses shall be permitted subject to the following provisions:

1.    The adult magazine sales area shall be limited to a single magazine/book rack with dimensions no larger than four feet by five feet. The rack shall be located behind the sales counter or in a locked display case.

2.    All adult magazines shall be stored in the rack and no portion of the adult magazine that depicts "specified sexual activities" or "specified anatomical areas" shall be visible when the magazine is in the rack.

3.     All other sales, rental, or display of books, periodicals, films, photographs, motion pictures, slides, video cassettes, other visual representations, and electronic media that are characterized by emphasis on the depiction, description, simulation, or relation to "specified sexual activities" or "specified anatomical areas"; or instruments, devices, or paraphernalia which are designed for use in connection with "specified sexual activities" are prohibited except that the sale of condoms and other birth control and disease prevention devices are allowed.

4.    Convenience stores and other similar retail uses that conform to the above provisions shall not be considered an Adult Business.

(Ord. 2015-34s § 2 (part), 2015)