Cooper Park takes next step

Cooper Park takes next step

There are 65 comments on the DispatchPolitics story from Aug 31, 2010, titled Cooper Park takes next step. In it, DispatchPolitics reports that:

Plans for the proposed Cooper Park racetrack were filed with Columbus zoning officials yesterday, another necessary step before the Columbus City Council will take up the project and dive into a heated debate.

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Go Cooper

Columbus, OH

#1 Aug 31, 2010
This development is a huge boost for the west side and supported by the groups in the area. Not sure that anyone in Franklinton really cares what the German Village folks think.....
Funny and Sad

Columbus, OH

#2 Aug 31, 2010
Go Cooper wrote:
This development is a huge boost for the west side and supported by the groups in the area. Not sure that anyone in Franklinton really cares what the German Village folks think.....
Well said.
Why

Columbus, OH

#3 Aug 31, 2010
Go Cooper wrote:
This development is a huge boost for the west side and supported by the groups in the area. Not sure that anyone in Franklinton really cares what the German Village folks think.....
That part of town needs a boost. Jobs and attracting people to the area will surely help.
rls

Columbus, OH

#4 Aug 31, 2010
I thimk it would be great for the city but if Hitler Colman doesn't like it it won't happen.
Balls Deep

Columbus, OH

#5 Aug 31, 2010
The Cooper NASCAR park will be awesome! It is not like they're going to race at all hours of the day and night people. It'll be fun.
Cru Jones

Norwich, OH

#6 Aug 31, 2010
Everyone should be thankful someone is willing to invest at this site. Do we really need more pockets of Columbus to be neglected?

Love how the Dispatch called out this woman for being from German Village.
John Q Taxpayer

Powell, OH

#7 Aug 31, 2010
build it
OSU needs a tampon

Mason, OH

#8 Aug 31, 2010
NASCAR will NEVER come to Columbus, this is just some wanna be track, yaaaaaaawn.......
Come on

Columbus, OH

#9 Aug 31, 2010
Like anyone from German Village cared about this area before! Cooper Park is going to be awesome and I can't wait to visit. It WONT'T get any better than this - take it, love it, embrace it.
BeerMan

Westerville, OH

#11 Aug 31, 2010
Here's the best part for people who are tired of government spending. There is NO public money used for this project.
Mike

Independence, OH

#12 Aug 31, 2010
ROAR needs to go roar elsewhere....Laid in front of Columbus is the opportunity to clean up a blight. Take advantage of it.
South Sider

Milwaukee, WI

#13 Aug 31, 2010
For starters Regina Acosta Tobin is retard and need to butt her big nose out of this.

That said being I am an acoustical engineer and having reviewed the proposal and can say there will be no noise issues with the track and research center. As it stands right now the fact that there are two interstates, an active heli pad a Children’s and the busiest fire station in Ohio all located closer to GV then the track. The people in GV should be more worried about moving those then the track. The only reason the GV people don't want the track is because of the people they feel it will bring close to them.

Lets build this track and help the local economy!!!!!!!!!!
Wait a minute

Columbus, OH

#14 Aug 31, 2010
STOP WHINING!

The people associated with ROAR don't seem to have any ideas to offer that would be of significance for re-use of this site. Most of the people who insist they will be negatively impacted are short-sighted.

You've got MAJOR FREEWAYS surrounding this property - I guess the constant noise from I-70, I-70/I-71 and southern tip of SR-315 make no significant impact of noise on where you live - I'd venture a bet that you couldn't necessarily distinguish between the INFREQUENT NOISE of this track - infrequent because developers have already stated there would be infrequent events throughout the summer months.

Get a grip people - I bet the track will be too loud in the winter months when they're racing around in 4 to 6 inch deep snow!

Have them include a sound wall if you're too concern about the noise - STOP WHINING - GIVE SOME REALISTIC SUGGESTIONS THAT PRESENT OPPORTUNITY FOR RE-USE OF THIS PROPERTY!
Sparky

Columbus, OH

#15 Aug 31, 2010
Wow.... all the "noise" issues have been debated and analyzed by two sound consultants hired by each side. Both agree that Arshots wall will do its job and the ROAR guy even said he sees minimal or no effect at all to German Village. So now ROAR/Tobin chooses to ignore the analysis of their own consultant, and continue to happily attempt to derail a desperately needed and privately funded jobs/development/Cooper Stadium restoration project. Folks, its apparent that they have another agenda! Speculation is that certain real estate groups want to buy up run down Franklinton properties and hold them while pushing to turn the area into another Short North/German Village (they'll rename it Franklinton Village maybe?) then sell when the property values are much higher. All that at the expense of hundreds of potential jobs and opportunity for a crowd that they don't run with. They certainly don't have the interest of the current Franklinton residents in mind. Tobin is a German Village real estate agent and her real estate pals are funding the ROAR effort.
Sparky

Columbus, OH

#16 Aug 31, 2010
Wait a minute wrote:
Have them include a sound wall if you're too concern about the noise - STOP WHINING - GIVE SOME REALISTIC SUGGESTIONS THAT PRESENT OPPORTUNITY FOR RE-USE OF THIS PROPERTY!
From the info I've seen, there is a 35' high sound absorbing wall that would entirely surround the track and another stretching 1000' along the Greenlawn Cemetary. These are not supposed to be typical sound walls like the ones seen along freeways, but high tech (and expensive) walls that actually absorb the sound instead of bounce it around.
Pretty much the sound issue has been addressed and hashed out. Of course ROAR will continue to scream but folks hopefully will ignore their insincere and deceitful crap and consider the opportunity for jobs and economic development. I imagine those jobs will range from administration types to popcorn sellers - they are all needed.

Since: Feb 10

Columbus, OH

#17 Aug 31, 2010
At first, I was against this idea, especially with the Casino already having been forced onto the Westside. But, it does look as though this developer has actually done a good job of ensuring that the activities at this facility will not have a negative impact on the surrounding community and, in fact, will become a positive. Good job Arshot -- you have my support!
Outraged

Columbus, OH

#18 Aug 31, 2010
I say Boogity Boogity Boogity let's go racing boys!

I honestly think it would be really cool to have a Nascar track here in Columbus, I also think it will boost economy with jobs and tourist.
CRT

Columbus, OH

#19 Aug 31, 2010
Give me a break ROAR..........that place is so dead there is a cemetary next door. I assure you, my grandfather's slumber will not be bothered with the sound of occasional racing engines (he told me so). This is a HUGE oppertunity for the West side. Would you rather have a vacant lot there......oh that's right, you probably would since the German Villiage folk would NEVER travel to the West side for ANYTHING. I hope they build it and ALL the noise floats to the villiage. Now, go drink some beer.

Since: Jul 10

Reynoldsburg, OH

#20 Aug 31, 2010
This project will doom Franklinton to decay and crime. This stupid racetrack will not generate tax revenue wile it sits empty most of the year, the few jobs created are not worth the tax breaks they will surly ask for and recieve. Overall it will drain revenue from the city.

They should build homes and residential units that will bring in people and money for local businesses, not the wet dream of some second class nascar looser.

Any ignorant fool that wants this build doesn't live near it. This is a bad idea plain and simple.

Build this in Hillard or Grandview or Bexly.
CooperGuy

Columbus, OH

#21 Aug 31, 2010
Here are a few points to consider;

~ the opportunity for a substantial number of jobs created by private development can't be over looked. There is a tremendous need for jobs and this project offers 300 or more.

~ the venue will provide a starting point for positive economic impact and additional business development which will certainly follow, along with the revenue stream attached to that.

~ the educational and research functions will advance Central Ohio as a leader in the Automotive Technology arena.

~ it sounds like a great place to take the kids on a Saturday afternoon. The wide variety of sports and entertainment offerings will provide a unique and vibrant atmosphere to the area.

lastly ~ it saves most of Cooper Stadium. Congrats to the planners for creating a new and energetic era for Cooper Stadium.

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