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    columbusyuppie
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    Maybe this speed race track will come to fruition w OSU, Columbus State n Jeff Gordon involved?

    check out the link

    http://www2.nbc4i.com/cmh/news/local/article/osu_columbus_state_could_touch_cooper_stadium_race_track/33226/

    More here: http://www.columbusunderground.com/jeff-gordon-wants-race-track-at-cooper-stadium

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    CDS sherman
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    wow i didn’t realize there were mountains 15 miles south of Columbus. the renderings make it look like Colorado. funny

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    Not to mention the giant forest. ;)

    Anyway, interesting to see OSU & CSCC possibly involved. This project is sounding more and more like a reality at this point. Just praying that they address the noise as much as possible.

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    Walker wrote >>
    Not to mention the giant forest. ;)
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    I think that forest will go a long way to absorbing the noise of the racetrack. In the rendering there are no homes within a mile of the track. I think once they clear out the homes and businesses their won’t be any complaints on noise.

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    If the intent is to build a facility where groundbreaking automotive research and development is done and, as such, it has a necessary test-track that can now and then be used for racing, then get it started as soon as possible. But, if this is yet another large sports and entertainment venue from yet another myopic developer who is making yet another promise to bring truckloads of tourism revenue to Columbus–oh, and then there happens be a few automotive classes there–then forget it. This city and region needs to seize upon the scientific research and technological development resources we have and stop underwriting developers’ vanity sports and entertainment projects.

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    Look, let’s cut to the chase: does anyone know for sure if this new racetrack is planning on having Dime-a-dog night?

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    Hi All.
    As most of you know by now I am heavily involved in the battle against turning Cooper Stadium into a motrosports complex. Like so many downtown residents I live a mile and a half from Cooper Stadium. If you don’t know what’s going on please go to our website http://www.ROARColumbus.org to get informed.

    Today, Thursday March 11th, at 9 AM the three County Commissioners are listening to arguments from the developer, Bill Schottenstein, who is asking for a 3rd extension on his purchase contract with the county. As of last night we learned two of the three Commissioners are planning to vote yes. WE NEED YOUR HELP NOW! The vote will take place on March 16th. We would like to flood them with emails and phone calls.

    I’m asking, no begging, you to please:
    1. Pass this email on to all of your friends, co-workers, family, neighbors and ask them to email or call the 3 Commissioners.
    2. Email and/or call the 3 County Commissioners and let them know you do not want them to grant another extension and would like to have the bidding opened up for other alternatives that would be more beneficial to the entire dowtown and Columbus.

    Here are all the contact info for each of them and below are some talking points if you need them. It’s time to make some NOISE.
    Commissioner John O’Grady
    Executive Assistant: Sharon Keels
    Tel: 614-462-5589
    Fax: 614-462-5999
    E-mail: skkeels@FranklinCountyOhio.gov

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    wow… ROAR members continuing to promote the substantial miss-information included within the ROAR web site, even though the correct information is now public knowledge. For the other side of the story go here: Cooper Park Complex

    Instead of begging for support, I’ll ask that you take the time to review the information contained within both sites, and consider the facts of the matter, not just opinion based on incorrect assumptions.

    Many folks are beginning to figure out which side is promoting an honest, accurate, and responsible evaluation of the proposal, and which one isn’t.

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    pylnrcr wrote >>
    wow… ROAR members continuing to promote the substantial miss-information included within the ROAR web site, even though the correct information is now public knowledge. For the other side of the story go here: Cooper Park Complex
    Instead of begging for support, I’ll ask that you take the time to review the information contained within both sites, and consider the facts of the matter, not just opinion based on incorrect assumptions.
    Many folks are beginning to figure out which side is promoting an honest, accurate, and responsible evaluation of the proposal, and which one isn’t.

    bill? is that you?

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    its all science buddy, there’s nothing to worry about. right? whats this correct information you speak of? and what makes you believe that ROARs is incorrect? can you at least explain your reasoning?

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    What if the noise levels from the track turn out to be higher than 65 dBA?

    Since 65 dBA is the limit for noise levels pursuant to city ordinance, municipal authorities would retain the right to shut down any events that exceed the 65 dBA level.

    In that case, if the noise were to exceed 65 dBA and races were halted by the authorities, wouldn’t the developers effectively lose their investment in the Complex?

    Yes. If the noise limits exceed statutory levels and races are therefore halted, the developers would effectively lose most of their $30-40 million investment in the facility. For this reason, among others, the developers have taken extreme care and every available precaution to ensure that noise levels will not exceed 65 dBA.

    you best believe, sound meters in hand we will be waiting……… bwahaahaaahaaahaa!!!!

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    I believe both studies are scientific and probably accurate given the parameters that they were calculated from. Problem is however, the ROAR study is based off of very incorrect assumptions as to the types of racing, and doesn’t account for any sound abatement measures which make the results null and void. Bad information in means bad information out. Pretty simple stuff right there. The Arshot study is based off of known information as to the type of racing and the extensive noise control measures to arrive at its results. Known information in = known information out. That makes all the difference in the world.

    ROAR folks received this information from Arshot months ago and while some claim that they no longer continue to talk directly about the original claims, they still continue to refer folks to the ROAR site, which is loaded with the original exaggerated statements and claims.

    But, thinking about it, why would a “scientific” sound consultant use noise parameters from types of racing that are not even physically possible at the Cooper site – e.g drag racing and NASCAR on 2 1/2 mile super speedways? Arshot couldn’t build anything like that even if they wanted to. If the ROAR noise consultants were very scientific, or maybe a better word is factual, about their study, you would think that they would have thought that through, ehh?

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    wow you are sooo smart.

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    word on the street is the sound wall was slipped in after roar completed their study. sounds convenient.

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