Lorain planners, salvage operator wrangle over Elyria Avenue site | Lorain County

A truck salvage business and city officials are wrangling over the best way for the company to operate in Lorain.

On Feb. 3, the Lorain Zoning Board of Appeals denied a conditional use permit for Peanut Propertis Ohio LLC to operate at 3618 Elyria Ave.

But the company will return for city authorization.

The city Planning Commission held in abeyance a rezoning request for the company and owner Joseph Burda of North Ridgeville.

That allows more time for Burda, his lawyer and city staff to determine how Burda can comply with a court ruling filed in the case when he appealed an earlier city denial to operate at the site.

Trouble in the past

The city actions were the latest step in legal disputes going back for more than two years.

Burda is the former owner of JB Acquisitions LLC, the indoor auto and machinery salvage yard at the intersection

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Every Car Made After 2027 May Have Drunk Driving Monitoring System

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Moveable explores the future of transportation, infrastructure, energy, and cities.

Buried deep in the 2,700-page bipartisan infrastructure bill is a provision that mandates all cars manufactured from 2027 onwards be equipped with a drunk driver monitoring system, in the hopes of ending a behavior that results in about 10,000 deaths in the U.S. every year. If passed with this provision, the bill would give a firm release date to a research program the federal government and an automotive industry group have collaborated on for more than a decade.

Since 2008, an alphabet soup of acronym organizations have been working on a public-private partnership to invent a new technology that can prevent drunk driving. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) partnered with the Automotive Coalition for Traffic Safety (ACTS), an industry group representing all the major automakers, to form the Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety Program, which goes

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2150-Pound T.50 Supercar Much Better Than McLaren F1, Says Man Who Designed Both

From Car and Driver

  • Gordon Murray Automotive is delaying the launch of its three-seat supercar, the T.50, because of COVID-19, but will build the first prototype in September, with the first customers getting them in January 2022.
  • The T.50 will have a Cosworth-built naturally aspirated 650-hp 4.0-liter V-12, yet the car will weigh less than a Mazda Miata.
  • Gordon Murray told C/D that 40 percent of the T.50’s buyers so far are people under age 45, who may have had posters of his McLaren F1 on their walls as teens. “This is their F1,” he said.

UPDATE 7/22/20: Gordon Murray Automotive has released a cutaway drawing (pictured below) of the 4.0-liter V-12 that will power the upcoming T.50 supercar.

Photo credit: Gordon Murray Design

A fresh addition to the growing list of things the coronavirus pandemic has denied us: the first look at Gordon Murray’s forthcoming T.50

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