We told you a few days ago that neighbors of the National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park are upset with the noise levels being created by the cars there.
Now the City-County Planning Commission in Bowling Green has ordered the Motorsports Park to cease all building construction and event-related activities within 24 hours.
The order states the property is out of compliance with the Warren County Joint Zoning Ordinance and was delivered Monday morning. We’re still waiting to hear the reaction of NCM officials, including Wendell Strode,executive director.
The timing of the order means that park activities must cease today, June 30.
How ironic that June 30, 1953 is when the first Corvette rolled off the assembly line in Flint, Mich.
Strode had met two weeks ago at a planning commission meeting with government officials and about 50 residents who live near the park, and he was sympathetic to their concerns. It seemed then that the City-County Planning Commission of Warren County was going to allow the museum time to find a solution to the noise.
Apparently, the public outcry was too much for the commission, and it issued the order Monday morning that calls for a detailed construction site plan compliance summary that verifies all existing buildings along with other structures and a site summary including seating capacity, the control tower under construction and all planned meeting spaces within seven days of the NOV being issued, according to a story in yesterday’s Bowling Green Daily News.
In addition, within 30 days of the notice, a detailed construction outline and timeline must be issued to comply with binding elements and the detailed development plan approved for the development, including a noise abatement structure, the newspaper reported.
Then, within 90 days of the notice, the planning commission must receive verification that the site is in compliance with adopted binding elements and conditions of approval for the site’s detailed development plans.
No word on how the ruling will affect an event scheduled at the park on July 10.
The National Corvette Museum contacted us and wanted to let everybody know that they are planning on the running all track events planned including the event coming up on July 10th. For the latest information, visit the NCM Motorsports Park.
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