Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Forget the flea market, there's a REAL junk yard coming to Valley

A typical salvage auto auction yard
This Thursday, there will be a public meeting to discuss the issuance of a Conditional Use Permit to Copart USA to allow an auto storage and title processing facility on approximately 57 acres at 3100 Pond Station Road.

WHEN: Thursday, May 10, 2012 7 p.m. WHERE: Virgina Avenue United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall 10015 Stonestreet Road

Copart auctions used and salvage vehicles to auto parts dismantlers, rebuilders, used car dealers, wrecking yards, and the public for insurance and rental car companies.

I have spoken with several residents who are concerned this will be an auto junk yard in direct view from their homes. They cite increased traffic, noise, light pollution as reasons they are against issuing the permit. Also, they don't want anything that resembles a junk yard anywhere near their homes.

I don't blame them.

Copart operates a facility in Lexington, doing business as "Copart Salvage Auto Auctions".


  1. Where is Pond Station Rd?

    1. Near the Stonestreet Road/Gene Snyder interchange.

  2. Just sent the above information to our Council Person, David Yates. Hoping he will attend Thursday's meeting. If this company is allowed to move in we're on the slippery slope to looking like the National Turnpike/Grade Lane area!!

  3. tell them they can bring this to the shawnee neighborhood right where they demolished a warehouse about this size right by the railroad tracks at 33rd and muhammed ali.