Establishing an adult entertainment district might be the most effective way to oversee such businesses and to minimize their effect on the community, some city leaders said this week.
The City Council and Planning Commission met to review eight locations proposed for establishment of businesses such as topless nightclubs and adult bookstores and theaters.
Some officials favor designating an industrial area near Slater Avenue and Newhope Street, bordering the Santa Ana River, for such businesses. They say no youth recreation facilities are in the area, which has no freeway visibility and is about 250 feet from homes within Los Caballeros development.
"Given all the choices, this seems to be the best solution," Councilman John J. Collins said at the meeting Tuesday. "I can't think of any place in Fountain Valley where you're not going to be close to homes."