Despite backlash, County Commissioners approve rezoning for relocation of Quarter Midget Racetrack

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – Despite neighborhood backlash, plans move forward in the relocation of a popular weekend hangout in Terre Haute.

The area on the corner of Houseman Street is currently listed as agriculture. Garmong requested the 30-acre plot of land be rezoned for commercial purposes.

After months of consideration, on Monday morning County Commissioners approved the rezoning of the property.

Concerned neighbors have been speaking out against the proposal. “I have spoken to a real-estate agents that have estimated at least a 25% decrease in our property values,” said Marylee Hagan. She lives at the top of the hill on East Davis Drive.

Thirty residents have signed a petition. However, the Area Planning Commission gave the rezoning a favorable recommendation.

The track is currently located at 13th Street and Lockport Road. The problem is, several chemical companies boarder the family venue. Those in support of the proposal want to remind folks that it’s not the high-power action track.

News 10’s Lindsey Yates attended the morning meeting. She will have reaction to the decision. Catch the story tonight on News 10 at 6.