The City of Lincoln will file an application today proposing a change to Lincoln Municipal Code zoning, preventing any new sexually oriented live entertainment uses in the B-4 business district. The Code currently states this use is not permitted in that part of the B-4 district east of 17th Street.
The legislation proposed today would expand the area in which sexually oriented live entertainment is not permitted to the entire B-4 district, which encompasses most of downtown Lincoln. Any existing business that already provides this type of entertainment in the area will be allowed to continue.
Downtown businesses and residents have recently expressed concern about the effects such businesses may have on property values, residents' quality of life and the viability of commercial and business activities in the area. The ordinance change would therefore restrict any activity which is incompatible with other established uses that have developed in this area of the City.