Residents living in close proximity to the National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park have recently complained about noise experienced during events. Some folks have even found that it’s quieter near the track than it is at their homes due to the way the sound is traveling throughout the area.
The National Corvette Museum hosted a meeting on June 9th fielding the complaints of the residents. Amongst other points the NCM said, “Our goals are to offer impeccable customer service to our renters and guests, and be a good neighbor to our community.”
A recent follow up meeting was held on June 29th with neighborhood representatives, the Planning Commission representative, and the local magistrate. The NCM Motorsports Park was served with a formal Notice of Violation requiring the facility to cease all events or be levied a daily fine. Everyone attendance agreed that ceasing event activity at this time is not necessary. Business operations at the facility will continue as scheduled with the next event set to take place on July 10, 2015.
The NCM has hired an acoustical sound engineering firm experienced in both highway and race track sound analysis. The company representative spent time with the neighborhood committee exploring the suggested locations. Data collection will commence mid-July, continuing for about two months at which time a recommendation of options will be submitted to mitigate the sound levels.
Supposedly, there was some concern from the Planning and Zoning Commission that the Motorsports Park had not completed all the work they initially promised to do before opening the track, such as erecting some sort of sound barrier.
The NCM also expressed, “While a resolution will take some time, we are committed to implementing the appropriate solution and delivering on our promise of being a good neighbor. Residents mentioned that they are supportive of the Motorsports Park’s operations and want it to be successful, as long as the noise does not impair their ability to enjoy their home and property. That is our goal as well.”