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Old 10-06-2007, 10:36 PM
 
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Um, ok. That excerpt does nothing to address the complete disregard to zoning, added noise, or other issues but whatever. It's always the fault of the homebuilders.
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Old 10-07-2007, 08:35 AM
 
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Um, ok. That excerpt does nothing to address the complete disregard to zoning, added noise, or other issues but whatever. It's always the fault of the homebuilders.
As said before, “It has always been designated(ZONED) as a speed park and the plans for a dragstrip were in the documents in the 1970's.”.
They rezoned it to stop the grading, which he had the permits and every right to do on his property.

Other than one weekend per year the drag strip wouldn’t be anywhere near as noisy as the dirt track that no one has complained about yet.
During the NHRA 4 day event the added noise would be approximately 15 minutes a day depending on the weather. With the least noise on Sunday, since all but 16 of the entrants would be eliminated.

The homebuilders and homeowners should have known better than to build and purchase next to an established racetrack in the hart of NASCAR racing.
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Old 10-07-2007, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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Another intrestiing article on Bruton Smith.

NASCAR.COM - Smith bluffs move of LMS in battle with*city officials - Oct 5, 2007
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Old 10-07-2007, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Lake Norman, NC
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Let me quote my letter to the Charlotte Observer:
Rep's from me!

Go Bruton ; Down with NIMBY's !!!
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Old 10-07-2007, 11:34 PM
 
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Default Now who doesn't get it?

You really don't get it, do you? Unbelievable.[/quote]


Maybe it is you that doesn't get it.
1) The land and the track were built in the 1950's. The deed of the property calls for the use as a race park. The current track has been around since the early 1970's when there were no malls, restaurants, and HOMES around it. The builders came in because property was cheap and built the homes. People knew the race park was there.
2) The park has been and always was zoned for a race track. The noise ordinances were put into effect when the homeowners complained about the noise on race days, which created the scheduling.
3) Still the park was still zoned for racing. Bruton Smith is adding to his property. He did not have to go have it re-zoned or modified.

Now follow along.
4) The builders went to the city of Concord and asked for allowances to build these newer neighborhoods closer to the track because of lower land costs to them and less utilitiy needs since the track had already paid for most of the infrastructure.
5) Home buyers bought these houses and have enjoyed lower taxes and growth due to the malls, shopping centers and restaurants that have sprung up to support the race traffic.
6) Even a new water park is planned in the area because of the race track draw.
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Old 10-08-2007, 12:51 AM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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For what it's worth:

Dave Despain reported Sunday night on his Speed Channel show, Wind Tunnel, that he had a recent conversation with Bruton Smith. Smith said he wants his new motorsport park within 18 miles of the Charlotte Douglas International Airport. He also stated he's 90% sure he'll leave Concord. Only time will tell if he's bluffing unless the city of Concord rescinds their recent re-zoning banning the drag strip.
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Old 10-08-2007, 08:34 AM
 
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Um, ok. That excerpt does nothing to address the complete disregard to zoning, added noise, or other issues but whatever. It's always the fault of the homebuilders.
It is when they move next to an area that they know will have potential noise problems. If they were concerned with noise and traffic, then they should NOT have moved near the speedway.

This race track is not new...the houses are.
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Old 10-08-2007, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Some got six month some got one solid. But me and my buddies all got lifetime here
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It is when they move next to an area that they know will have potential noise problems. If they were concerned with noise and traffic, then they should NOT have moved near the speedway.

This race track is not new...the houses are.

Seriously. I cannot believe this is that hard of a concept to grasp. If you move next to a major race track, you are directly accepting the fact that you are going to have to deal with levels of noise whether it's coming from a Nascar event or any other event that might be held on that property (which would include future ventures such as...gasp...a drag race). It's not even the NIMBY factor here, they already accepted the track as a part of their "backyard" when they moved in. Maybe some people here haven't been able to separate the difference between having the race track already there to the possibility of a track going up against what would be facing the people living next to wherever the track would go. Those people would have a voice. The people who moved next to it...you lost your voice on this matter when you moved next to a race track. And you'll probably lose it further in trying to talk over the sounds of drag racing 'cause that track still ain't going anywhere.

I'd love to know what the mentality was for moving into a home with a nascar race track within walking distance in the first place. Nobody has answered that question.
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Old 10-08-2007, 10:04 AM
 
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I just bought a house yesterday right next to a runway. Any way I can get the airport to stop allowing planes to take off and land there? J/K. This is a joke! As ridiculous as this sounds, it's more or less the same argument. This whole situation has me baffled.
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Old 10-10-2007, 06:57 AM
 
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Looks like Concord is starting to buckle

Concord City Council Asks Zoning Board To Accommodate Drag Strip
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