On March 17, the City-County Planning Commission of Warren County determined that it would table its decision on the NCM Motorsports Park revised solution to the noise complaints filed against it by the residents of Clark Circle.
The National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park saw plenty of support at the meeting on Thursday evening, which was held on the third floor of City Hall. During the 4 hours of deliberation, Bill Bowlby represented the National Corvette Museum and conveyed the results of a noise analysis performed by Bowlby & Associates, Inc. which determined that the noise levels emitted by the park fell short of the Federal Highway Administration’s definition of substantial noise increases.
Attorney Chris Davenport, who represents the residents of Clark Circle, made his argument against the evidence proposed by Bowlby, stating that it was fault or misleading. “They have not suggested to you a lack of substantial increase in surrounding properties,” Davenport said. “They have suggested some seven adjacent properties out of the 50-some I represent.” He also claimed that the noise reduction is not very effective for properties that are farther away from the track, due to “acoustic shadow.”
For now, all we can do as ‘outsiders looking in’ is support the park by signing the petition created by resident of Bowling Green who believes that the park is a big contributor to both the community and its economy. To us, this acoustic shadow phenomenon is a bit of a stretch, but it might just be enough for Davenport to sway the judge. What are your thoughts as this conflict continues to unfold? Sound off in the comment section below.