Ordinance Leaves No Place for Adult Business

Lawlor, James
October 2006
Planning;Oct2006, Vol. 72 Issue 9, p53
Trade Publication
The article reports on the case of T&D Video Inc. against City of Revere which was ruled by the Massachusetts Appeals Court on the zoning ordinance drafted to leave no place available for adult businesses. After T&d obtained a business license to operate an adult video store, the city council adopted an adult entertainment ordinance which place severe restrictions on where such establishments could locate. Moreover, the city argued that the lower court's finding was not supported by the evidence, and the city planner conceded at trial that there was no other lot in the city on which an adult video store could open.


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