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Harley Davidson Looking to Build Destination Location in Brentwood; Nearby Neighborhood Upset with Plans- Meagan O'Halloran

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BRENTWOOD- Harley Davidson in Cool Springs is looking to triple in size to become more of a destination location. Harley Davidson owners believe they can bring in a lot more business to Brentwood. The dealership wants to expand and settle into Mallory Park by next March but a group of neighbors are saying not in our back yard.

In the Willowick subdivision, Mark and Katie Biga just bought a new home and are getting used to the subtle sounds of suburban life. They're getting ready for a new baby and spend most of their time watching the neighborhood kids playing outside..

"This is our peaceful serenity for us right now. I guess the months ahead are kind of in question at this point" said Mark Biga. If the Harley Davidson dealership in Cool Springs relocates to Brentwood it would be in the Biga's backyard.

It's a multi-million dollar upgrade. Right now the dealership plans to build a brand new 8-acre store and amphitheater but nearby neighbors think they'll be forced to live  with the constant noise.

"I think maybe the concern is they think we're gonna have great big parties and run all night events and it's not that at all" said Rich Garbano, Operating Owner at Harley Davidson in Cool Springs.

The city approved the design plans with an amphitheater to build here in this area but whether or not the dealership can actually use it is still up for discussion. The city still has to approve an event protocol plan that would determine if and how the dealership hosted parties, concerts and events. The Willowick Homeowners Association is trying to stop it from happening--at least in their back yards.

About fifty HOA members got together in a special meeting Sunday. "We weren't brought in soon enough. This plan was well down the road when we were notified and we had to scramble and get some of our members to go to the meeting" said Kevin Travis, Willowick Homeowners Association President.

It will all come down to a city vote and each side believes it has a lot to lose. Harley Davidson owners say they designed the new stage and store layout to funnel noise away from the neighborhood and towards the interstate. Neighbors don't think that's good enough though.. and plan on voicing their concerns at Monday's city commission meeting. A noise ordinance amendment is also up for consideration next month.


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