Amusement Arcades

In C4-1 Districts, or in M2 or M3 Districts which contain shopping centers on March 4, 1976, the Board of Standards and Appeals may permit amusement arcades to be located within shopping centers for a term of one year, provided the following findings are made:

(a)        that the application for the special permit is a joint application made by the management of such shopping center and the operator of the proposed amusement arcade;

(b)        that such amusement arcade will be beneficial to the other uses located within the shopping center; and

(c)        that the use is so located within the shopping center that no entrance and no sign fronts upon or faces a street.

The special permit may be renewed for subsequent one year terms provided the Board finds that the facts upon which the special permit was granted have not substantially changed.

The Board may prescribe appropriate conditions and safeguards to minimize adverse effects on the character of the surrounding area, including limitations on hours of operation or requirements for security and supervision.