- Associated Press - Friday, June 24, 2016

ST. PETERS, Mo. (AP) - St. Peters officials have voted against a plan for a 36-acre racetrack for drones, go-karts, motorcycles, cars and other vehicles.

The city’s Board of Alderman voted 6-1 Thursday night against the proposal, which had been recommended for approval by the city’s planning staff and planning commission.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports (https://j.mp/28SnctG ) the proposed 370 Speedway was planned for a site near the intersection of Interstate 70 and Highway 370. But developer Paul Irwin did not have a contract for the tract.

Some residents opposed the plan because homes closest to the proposed site are 4,000 feet away and an acoustical engineer told the board some racing vehicles would be loud enough to be heard that far away.

Irwin said he plans make his pitch to Maryland Heights and Bridgeton.

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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, https://www.stltoday.com

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