As you’ve probably heard, the park has been in a bit of a scuffle with its neighboring residents over noise complaints were filed. While the park has been doing what it can to try and mend the sore ears of the residents, with noise berms and other sound-reducing obstructions, no solution proposed thus far has sufficed.
“We feel like the museum and the track are a huge part of this community and its economy,” Gilbert said in an interview with the Bowling Green Daily News. “The folks at NCM have lent a hand and we started the petition. It’s really important people understand what the NCM means for Bowling Green. We have a lot of support here in Bowling Green but, honestly, a lot from the folks all over. These are people who love coming here and spend money here.”
The petition will allow folks who may not be local to the area to show their support after the City-County Planning Commission of Warren County announced that it will table its decision in order to flesh out more information, and before Warren District Judge John Brown makes his decision on NCM’s appeal . It reads:
We support the NCM Motorsports Park and want it to be successful as long as the neighbors’ ability to enjoy their homes and properties is not adversely affected. Therefore, we support the park’s request for an Amended Detailed Development Plan from the City-County Planning Commission to develop noise abatement structures to further protect neighbors. Moreover, we believe that the National Corvette Museum and NCM Motorsports Park are assets to the community as demonstrated by the $35 million in economic benefits they generate for the City of Bowling Green. We applaud their efforts to serve as a good corporate citizen and neighbor, and urge the favorable consideration of their application.