City looks to limit tattoo parlours

Tattoo parlours among downtown services on the city’s radar

A public meeting is scheduled for Monday at the start of general committee to review zoning and official-plan changes proposed to “avoid a concentration” of tattoo parlours, and other services, in the city’s downtown.
Amendments initiated by the City of Barrie “to establish minimum separation distances for tattoo parlours, pawn shops, body-piercing parlours, and payday loan establishments” in the downtown will be reviewed.
It’s being proposed that minimum separation distances be set “to avoid a concentration of uses which may detract from the city’s efforts to revitalize the downtown.”
If adopted, a minimum separation distance of 50 metres would be established for lots occupying the targeted uses.

Also on the agenda:

• Based on the contribution agreement between the city and Georgian College for the college’s health and wellness centre, committee will review, and perhaps approve, a scheduled payment of $500,000.
• Temporary all-way stop signs may be in the offing for the intersection of Sovereign’s Gate and Prince William Way, until a permanent pedestrian signal can be installed.

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