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Record #: SO2013-834   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 2/13/2013 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on License and Consumer Protection
Final action: 4/10/2013
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Chapters 4-156 and 17-3 regarding location restrictions for issuance of public place of amusement licenses for restaurants
Sponsors: Moreno, Proco Joe
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 4 - Businesses, Occupations & Consumer Protection - Ch. 156 Amusements, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 17 - Chicago Zoning Ordinance - Ch. 3 Business & Commercial Districts
Attachments: 1. O2013-834.pdf, 2. SO2013-834.pdf
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SECTION 1. Sections 4-156-330, 4-156-270 and 17-3-0300 of the Municipal Code of the City of Chicago are hereby amended by deleting the language stricken through and by inserting the language underscored, as follows:

4-156-330 Location restrictions.
(a) No public place of amusement license shall be issued for any place establishment within 200 feet of any church, temple, synagogue or other place of worship, hospital, or building used exclusively for educational purposes (for purposes of this section, collectively "affected institution"), unless the place to he licensed has been established as a public place of amusement before the establishment of the church , hospital Or educational affected institution. Said distance shall be measured from the nearest point of the premises for which application for a license has been made and the nearest point of the church, hospital or educational affected institution. This prohibition shall not apply to (1) a performing arts venue, as defined in Article V of this chapter, or (2) the Chicago History Museum, or (3) the Bronzeville Children's Museum.

(b) The commissioner may grant a reduction of the distance requirement in subsection (a) if. based on a review of relevant factors, the commissioner concludes that such a reduction would not detrimentally impact the affected institution. The grant of a distance reduction shall not exempt the applicant from any application requirement associated with issuance of a public place of amusement license.
Factors which the commissioner may consider with regard to an application for a distance reduction include, bv way of example and not limitation: (i) the type of amusement to be conducted and the days and times during which such activity will take place, (ii) the capacity of the venue, (iii) the availability of adequate parking for potential patrons, (iv) whether the sale or co...

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