A group opposed to the construction of a racetrack at Cooper Stadium plans to make public the full contents of a sound study it commissioned.

A group opposed to the construction of a racetrack at Cooper Stadium plans to make public the full contents of a sound study it commissioned.

Redevelop Our Area Responsibly Columbus (ROAR) opposes the track that Arshot Investment Corp. wants to build. Members of ROAR and residents of surrounding communities are concerned the project would harm the area, particularly through noise generated at racing events.

There are also fears a track would diminish the quality of life in the area and decrease property values.

The group, made up of local residents and businesses, previously released an executive summary of the study, which described a moderate to severe impact on the area.

Plans now call for release of the entire 173-page noise impact study.

Regina Acosta Tobin, a founder of the group, previously said ROAR would not release the study unless the site's developer released its own sound study to the public. In an e-mail, Tobin said the group changed its mind based on the recommendation of the sound study's engineer.

"The reason we changed our minds is because the consultant felt it was bulletproof science," Tobin said. "He has addressed (the) type of report the developer will have done and the types of measurements they will be utilizing."

Previously, Joe Sugar, Arshot attorney, questioned the feasibility of the study, saying it was premature.

Sugar said plans for the facility -- which he described as a multipurpose track -- have not been finalized.

He said once plans were finalized, Arshot would release its own sound study.

-- David J. Cross