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@gildevo, and anyone else who thinks local residents should just quiet down and enjoy the great music...
I know this is internet commenting and all, so a certain amount of hyperbole has to be involved. But to suggest that the noise nuisance from a 5,000 seat concert venue can be equated to the noise nuisance from our local orchardists is a pretty far stretch.
Look, I don't think anyone is arguing that the site should not be rehabilitated and its potential benefit put back into the economy. I'm sure any number of great light industrial or light commercial uses can be found for this land. Put a sawmill there, no problem. But we're not talking about a normal commercial enterprise here. A normal business does not require the relatively simultaneous arrival and departure of 5,000 people, and I don't think it's anything but common sense to see the ramifications of that sort of use.
The existence of this venue is something most people in the county can enjoy, and then ignore, but for those of us living in Dee flat, it would be in our faces every day, affecting our ability to do a basic thing that everyone takes for granted: coming and going as we please to and from our homes. We won't be able to just enjoy the benefits, we'll have to live with the drawbacks in a way that nobody else in the county will, because there is one and only one way in and out of this neighborhood: straight through the middle of this horror of an idea.
If the average vehicle is 14' long (maybe conservative given our societal penchant for SUVs) then 3,000 vehicles lined up bumper-to-bumper is 8 miles long. Coincidentally, 8 miles is not a bad approximation for the distance from Lost Lake Rd. to Windmaster Corner.
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