A few weeks ago, we reported the National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park had received complaints of noise pollution from residents living in surrounding areas outside of the motorsports park. It was determined a notice of violation would not be issued, as the NCM had recognized the complaints, and owned up to mistakes. During this time, residential committees, sound engineers and NCM staff began rectifying current issues.
However, the NCM Motorsports Park was presented a notice of violation yesterday with an order to stop events and construction until noise standards are met, according to Bowling Green Daily News. At the time, Wendell Strode, executive director of the National Corvette Museum, had not seen the document.
The City-County Planning Commission served the notice prior to a meeting with officials from both sides, and calls for all events to cease within 24-hours, saying the property is not in compliance with the Warren County Joint Zoning Ordinance.
We’ve been updated on the situation, and the National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park has released an official statement. Foremost, the park clarified the Planning Commission representative, the neighborhood committee and the local magistrate all were in agreement ceasing event activity at this time is not necessary or warranted.
Following that, the NCM Motorsports Park says it will proceed forward with the agreement reached at their meeting, and will not cease activities or cancel any upcoming events. Included in the statement were testimonies from neighbors proclaiming the benefits of the park, and wishes for continued success.
The motorsports park says it will take time to sound sources and levels identified, but they are confident in the strategy that has been laid out with involvement from public officials and the community.