By: Diane Benjamin
This is on the Consent Agenda:
I wonder if the “applicant” requested the Special Use Permit or the City found out about the track and instigated it.
The track is already built. See PDF page 67, the race cars aren’t for people to ride in, they are miniature models. The following page has a picture of the track.
Nordine’s had to appear before the Planning Commission. As part of the Special Use Permit, Nordine’s has to install a bike rack for at least 2 bikes. They also have to receive an “occupancy permit” from the building Safety Commission.
The documentation starts on page 56 and doesn’t end until page 91. Imagine how long it would be if the track wasn’t already built.
The cost to Nordine’s is not included. Neither is the staff costs involved preparing information for the Planning Commission and then the City Council. The cost of a public hearing and notification of neighbors isn’t stated either.
PDF page 71 shows a lot of these cars on the track:
Why would any business locate in Bloomington when an existing dirt track had to go through all this? When was the track actually built?
Anybody ever see anything but leaves and cars using the bike lanes?