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Nearby residents unhappy with proposed Topgolf site

Residents who live near Oxmoor Center aren't too happy with plans of a proposed Topgolf site.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – “When's Topgolf going to send someone that can answer questions? Because you're obviously not doing it,” a homeowner said.

Angered east end homeowners packed the room.

“We could go over this all night talking. I think you should get the message that this community is not in favor of this location,” another homeowner said.

Most oppose the possibility of a Topgolf facility near their homes.

It's proposed for the backside of Oxmoor Center. The old Sears store, which closed in January, would be torn down for the top golf attraction.

Quiet neighborhoods like nearby Oxmoor Woods say this type of facility will ruin their quality of life.

According to its website, Topgolf is a technology-based driving range that includes food, drinks and entertainment.

“There's a lot of misperceptions out there about Topgolf and so the biggest thing to take away about us as a brand is we're great community partners,” Tanner Michely, a Topgolf representative, said.

But some homeowners are still not convinced.

“Since they're going to serve alcohol there, I have children, and I'm just afraid that the increased traffic is really going to cause a problem on the streets in the local community,” Coty Young, nearby, said.

Cut-through drivers, light and noise pollution are just some of their concerns and they say they'll continue to fight to keep Topgolf out of their neighborhood.

Topgolf is currently trying to get the property rezoned before they start building.

There will be another public hearing in the next couple of weeks before rezoning will be approved or denied.

If they are approved, officials say they plan to break ground sometime in the fall.

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