Still more news coming out of Bowling Green this week regarding the ongoing saga with the National Corvette Museum’s Motorsports Park’s dealings with the Warren County Planning Commission.
The Motorsports Park is request a certificate of occupancy from the City-County Planning Commission to show compliance with county ordinances according to the Bowling Green Daily News.
It was back in February 2014 that the NCM first requested the certificate. At the time, the planning commission approved the development plan but also imposed six conditions which included the building of an earthen berm as a noise abatement structure and planting trees.
The Corvette Museum’s Executive Director Wendell Strode requested the new certificate of occupancy to Warren County building inspector Craig Hunt last week. Public Works confirms that it received the request and Hunt has asked the planning commission to review the property and determine whether its met the conditions.
Steve Hunter, executive director of the planning commission, said the review would take a day or so. “We’ll basically write a review that says, ‘We reviewed this. It looks good,’ or ‘We reviewed this. We have a few questions,'” he said.
The NCM has finished construction of an earthen noise berm that is 1,630 linear feet long with an average height of 14 feet high. It has also installed an noise-reducing fabric called Acoustifence and repositioned the garage and pavilion to absorb more noise from the track. As part of the original six conditions, over 100 trees were also planted.
Strode says the Motorsports Park has also established noise limits, prohibiting sounds that are over 103 decibels which is the national standard of the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA).
“We want to be a good neighbor, and this is a big step in that direction, we think,” Strode said. He went on to add that they will continue to add measures to decrease track noise at the Motorsports Park.
The Warren County Code Enforcement Board fined the Motorsports Park $100 a day for operating without having a certificate of occupancy. The NCM is appealing the fine.
Bowling Green Daily News
[VIDEO] Neighbors File Lawsuit Against the National Corvette Museum
Corvette Museum Has Appealed the $100 Noise Fine for the NCM Motorsports Park
Corvette Museum’s Motorsports Park Fined $100 for Noise Violation