City will consider strip club appeal
The Grand Junction City Council next month will consider an appeal of the Planning Commission’s rejection of a conditional-use permit for a strip club.
Council members unanimously agreed Monday night to hold a hearing Nov. 5, when they will decide how to proceed on businessman Kevin Eardley’s appeal for a club he wants to open at 2258 Colex Drive.
The council can either uphold the Planning Commission’s decision, remand the issue back to the commission or reverse the commission’s decision.
In a 4-3 vote, planning commissioners on Aug. 12 turned down a permit for the strip club. Some commissioners argued the business would be incompatible with the neighborhood, but defined a “neighborhood” as the entire city. That broad interpretation garnered criticism, and representatives for
Eardley accused the board of inappropriately letting personal morals rather than municipal codes guide their decision.
Advocates have said that as long as the club meets a strict set of criteria — including being at least 1,000 feet away from certain other land uses — and conforms with zoning codes, it should be approved.