this forum has been kicked to the kerb once again to work the streets
as far as i remember theres at least 2 military posts in the area, there should be a ton of psotings for mognering in colorado springs!!
Group fights planned adult shop in Bust
By DEEDEE CORRELL THE GAZETTE
A homeowners group in Chipita Park is protesting the planned opening of an adult novelty store in the Ute Pass, saying The G Spot is inappropriate for the mountain community.
The Chipita Park Association, which represents about 130 families, passed a resolution last week opposing the The G Spot.
“We’re starting to wonder if the whole area will turn into an adult-use strip. We certainly wouldn’t want that,” said Newman McAllister, vice president of the group.
El Paso County Commissioner Sallie Clark, who represents the district and has received complaints from a number of residents, has asked county officials to review policies on adult businesses.
“It’s not that we want to outlaw those types of businesses, but U.S. 24 is our major tourism corridor, and we’ve got to look at what that looks like to people who come into town,” Clark said.
She said the county attorney and planning officials will meet Monday to discuss how El Paso County might revise its zoning code to better control such businesses.
Owners Jill O’Connor and Troy Enzler plan to open the novelty shop in a building that once housed the Knotty Pine Restaurant, near the Bust Colorado General Store.
The building is adjacent to Ute Pass Oriental Massage. In March, the regional Metro Vice, Narcotics and Intelligence unit cited a woman at the massage parlor on suspicion of prostitution.
O’Connor said she will ensure that adult merchandise is less than 50 percent of the inventory.
The percentage is important because El Paso County does not require special-use permits for such businesses, as long as the property already is zoned for commercial use and adult items constitute no more than 50 percent of the inventory, said Mark Gebhart of the county planning department.
Clark said the county ought to consider lowering the threshold from 50 percent to 10 percent or 20 percent.
Regardless of whether the county classifies the business as an adult store, the homeowners association regards The G Spot as one and believes it would be “too near existing businesses, residences and Ute Pass Elementary School.”
“It would be detrimental to the health, welfare and safety of the community. The association urges all elected and appointed officials to use all lawful means at their disposal to make certain The G Spot never opens,” read the group’s resolution.
O’Connor, one of the owners, said she didn’t wish to comment until she learned more about the opposition.
The residents group also is questioning whether the county should require licensing of massage parlors.
El Paso County doesn’t regulate massage parlors, an issue which Clark said she also wants to investigate.