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Old 10-03-2007, 09:25 PM
 
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Another thing these residents need to understand is TAXES!!! If Lowe's and Concord Airport are both relocated, where will Concord make up for the lost taxes, YOUR POCKET> Somebody has to make up the difference since this money is already budgeted. I for one would just suck it up and enjoy the lower taxes, not to mention the new drag way will be even more tax revenue. Think of the whole area and not just yourself.
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Old 10-04-2007, 07:32 AM
 
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Moving it to Mooresville or Uptown would be a ridiculous strain on the city's already lacking transportation system.

Someone needs to widen I-77 all the way to Statesville....

And how do you suggest they do it where it crosses Lake Norman? We will need more fund than the state is willing to give.
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Old 10-04-2007, 07:33 AM
 
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Before anyone makes the comments about Bruton being a bully or spoiled brat. Even the comments about him cutting down the trees without permission, need to look at the legal documents and the leases before listening to what you hear on local tv or read in the Charlotte Disturber. To them it is all doom and gloom.

Bruton is the landowner and is well within his rights and bounderies. The property he is building on has been owned since the 1950's, long before any of the houses went up. It has always been designated as a speed park and the plans for a dragstrip were in the documents in the 1970's. The residents either didn't read the public records or were misled into their homes by the real estate agents.

The trees Bruton cut down were on his property, private property at that. Why is that any different than uptown Charlotte cutting down trees in order to put up parking garages and buildings. Oh that's right, one is the city government and the other is a private citizen. How many trees along Providence Road or Rea Road have been cut down for these new shopping centers?

Bruton, stand your ground. Move the track and teach the whiners about business. Think they will be happy when the Concord Mills Mall closes and all the restaurants have no business because the track is gone? I will be happy to help you move to a new location.
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Old 10-04-2007, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Cornelius
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Before anyone makes the comments about Bruton being a bully or spoiled brat. Even the comments about him cutting down the trees without permission, need to look at the legal documents and the leases before listening to what you hear on local tv or read in the Charlotte Disturber. To them it is all doom and gloom.

Bruton is the landowner and is well within his rights and bounderies. The property he is building on has been owned since the 1950's, long before any of the houses went up. It has always been designated as a speed park and the plans for a dragstrip were in the documents in the 1970's. The residents either didn't read the public records or were misled into their homes by the real estate agents.

The trees Bruton cut down were on his property, private property at that. Why is that any different than uptown Charlotte cutting down trees in order to put up parking garages and buildings. Oh that's right, one is the city government and the other is a private citizen. How many trees along Providence Road or Rea Road have been cut down for these new shopping centers?

Bruton, stand your ground. Move the track and teach the whiners about business. Think they will be happy when the Concord Mills Mall closes and all the restaurants have no business because the track is gone? I will be happy to help you move to a new location.
Very well said and all true. Nothing else to add, good job!
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Old 10-04-2007, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Wherever it is, I am sure it is cosmopolitan
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Actually, that is not really well-said at all. Just because you own land does not mean you can do things on that land if the annexation is not appropriate or if it violates ordinance. The area has zoning regulations and permit requirements that developers must obtain BEFORE construction projects like Bruton's drag strip are built. The mayor asserts that these were among the issues by which the decision was made.

I own land in north Meck but I can't build an Exxon on it. Come on.
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Old 10-04-2007, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Wherever it is, I am sure it is cosmopolitan
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This blog entry is much more well-said, written by a die-hard race fan and reporter:
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Bruton is a smart man, he has developed hundreds of projects like this around the country and he knows what the zoning requirements are, but he chose to begin construction anyway basically saying that he doesn’t have to play by the same rules that everyone else.
As is the case with most of Bruton's antics, this is pretty much just a very cleaver publicity stunt, conveniently right before the Charlotte race.
The City of Concord has voted to shut him down (rightfully so), until the proper permits are issued and the adjacent property owners have their due process of a hearing and an opportunity to voice their concerns. In response, Bruton is throwing a tantrum and threatening to shut down the entire Lowes Motor Speedway project and build another track somewhere else unless the City of Concord caves to his demands.
I know that eventually the City with give Bruton his way, but I say they should take a stand, call his bluff and throw him a going away party. Maybe his billions can by a new speedway and drag strip, but wouldn’t it be nice if the City of Concord would say that he couldn’t buy their politicians?
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Old 10-04-2007, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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This blog entry is much more well-said, written by a die-hard race fan and reporter:
NOW there is nothing left to add - great post!
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Old 10-04-2007, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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CMS (Lowe's) is almost 50 years old. There comes a point when upgrades and maintenance are just too inadequate and costly to continue. I would like to see a new track with all of the state-of-art amenities. My pick would be to have a new mega motorsport park centrally located between the Triangle, Triad and Charlotte population centers. Randolph County?
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Old 10-04-2007, 03:32 PM
 
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If you could personally ask Bruton a question on this subject, what would you ask? (I'd like serious responses please)
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Old 10-05-2007, 07:04 AM
 
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The wheels are already turning to lure the Speedway just over the NC/SC stateline

Hey, Bruton, move the speedway here
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