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Construction of auto racetrack and club begins next week in Howell

2023 will begin with construction on a 273-acre automotive district in the City of Howell.

Work on Phase 1 of the Motorsports Gateway Howell will begin on Monday, Jan. 9,  following approval last month by Howell City Council on a purchase agreement.

The initial phase will include a 2.2-mile performance driving circuit, members clubhouse, paddock, member rentable garages, track-fronting private garage condos, and a public nature trail.

Located just a mile from Downtown Howell, the property fronts the north side of I-96 and is to the east of D19.

“Our project wouldn’t be possible without the support of Howell and its City Officals,” said Jordan Dick, co-founder, and CEO of the project. “Our team is happy to move this project forward and help grow the automotive enthusiast community for the Detroit metropolitan area.”

The first section of the performance driving circuit is scheduled to be ready for use by this summer, with 150 memberships offered for 2023.

Individual and corporate members will have access to the European-designed members’ driving circuit, with the exception of closures for holidays, special events, and severe weather.

According to a press release, the circuit will be constructed following FIA (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile) safety standards and follows the natural elevation changes and forested contours of the land. A state-of-the-art digital marshaling system, including electronic flag displays, CCTV, and timing sectors will increase safety and driver data analysis.

Once the driving circuit is ready for use, delivery of the track-fronting garage condos will begin, providing owners a front row seat to the on-track action from their ground level patio and second level balcony.

Each approximately 1,200 sq ft garage condo is delivered ready for custom build-out and equipped with:

  • Fire suppression system
  • 16 foot wide garage door with electric motor
  • 6 inch concrete floor slab
  • Track-fronting patio and second level balcony
  • Stairway to access the exterior balcony
  • Windows on multiple sides of the building
  • Energy efficient HVAC unit
  • Energy efficient overhead lighting
  • 100 amp service panel with receptacles
  • Stubbed water line sanitary drain

Howell City Officials are thrilled that the development team of Motorsports Gateway is beginning construction on this project.

“Since Jordan and Mark first approached the city with their vision, there has been nonstop momentum and excitement to bring this incredible asset to fruition,” said Erv Suida, Howell City Manager. “It continues to be an absolute pleasure to work with them on this venture. Their impeccable character and attitude, coupled with their desire to compliment the community, has been evident throughout the entire process.”

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