Downtown Crestview rezoning proposal goes to state; no strip clubs, city leaders say

Downtown Crestview

City officials hope rezoning downtown to permit residential units above businesses will encourage shops and restaurants to stay open later.

BRIAN HUGHES / News Bulletin
Published: Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 03:44 PM.

CRESTVIEW — No strip clubs will be allowed on Main Street, city officials said. 

That's clear following discussion that preceded the City Council's unanimous vote to send a downtown rezoning proposal to the state Land Planning Agency for approval. 

Click here for a map of proposed downtown rezoning>>

Consultant Jack Dorman has advised city officials in creating a “downtown mixed-use” zoning category, replacing current commercial zoning. The new zone would permit both residential and commercial activities downtown.

Before Monday's vote, Dorman requested formally including a description of activities to be encouraged downtown, including retail, office, restaurants, governmental and entertainment.

City Council members raised concerns that what was meant to encourage family-friendly entertainment “could be sidelined into something else."

“What are implications of adding ‘entertainment’”? Councilwoman Robyn Helt asked. “Could it be a strip club?”

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