News of the Claremont Speedway, as the racetrack’s management is continuing to push for a seasonal use campground. The Eagle Times reports that Claremont Speedway LLC has submitted an application for a zoning variance that would allow them to build a seasonal campground.
This plan has been in the works for more than a year now as the company even withdraw an earlier plan last year when neighbors of the proposed site spoke against it. Because the site on 282 Thrasher Road is within a Rural Residential district, the variance would permit the vacant land to be used for a private campground with utilities such as a swimming pool and bathrooms.
Both city planners and Speedway officials have met recently to discuss a new site plan that would be more appealing to neighbors.
The campsite will be rented on a seasonal basis, summer or winter, and short term rentals will not be accepted. The Planning Board will need to approve the site plan before any further development is achieved. A public hearing is being held July 7th in the council chambers.