Nov 12, 2012 — Federally-defined school zones (21 USC 860) include a 100-foot buffer around youth centers, public pools, and video arcades. I've updated the zoning map with public pools and video arcades. Youth centers will be added at a later date.
Video arcades is pretty good data, and the list is rather short. Seattle arcades include Add-A-Ball, four Full Tilt locations, Gameworks, Seattle Pinball Museum, and Seattle Waterfront Arcade. King County arcades include Power Play in Bellevue, The Airlock in Kirkland, and Tilt in Federal Way.
Public pools is much trickier. Our data includes only publicly-owned pools, as well as YMCA pools. More "public pools" will be added in the future — what constitutes a public pool is an interesting question.
In reality, the 100' layer covers very little land that is not already covered by schools and parks. However, it is certainly nice to know this truth, to see for oneself. The layer is colored dark blue currently.
This post was last edited Dec 7, 2012 @ 5:23 pm.
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