(Louisville Business First) - A public hearing has been set for a controversial three-story Topgolf facility proposed at Oxmoor Center on Shelbyville Road.

During a meeting on Thursday, Louisville Metro Government's Land Development & Transportation Committee set a hearing for the project at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 1, at the University of Louisville's Shelby Campus.

Thursday's meeting at the Old Jail Building drew a nearly full house of opponents, who insist that Oxmoor Center is inappropriate for the Topgolf facility.

In June, Dallas-based Topgolf submitted a revised site plan to Louisville Metro Planning & Design Services that would reposition the proposed facility about 200 feet farther to the north and west than originally proposed. The change is meant to create more separation between the complex and residences to the east.

The Topgolf facility, which exceeds 60,000 square feet, would replace a shuttered Sears department store.

Topgolf also has committed to the use of downward-facing LED light fixtures, which officials said will cause minimal spillover glare in the rest of Oxmoor Center and surrounding areas. The company also will use shorter poles with LED lighting for its parking lots. Those poles are about 20 feet shorter than Oxmoor Center’s existing poles,

The company estimates those changes will decrease the highest light output by as much as 60 percent.

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