Construction Starts on Circuit Florida

Construction on Circuit Florida, a membership-based private motorsports club, kicked off earlier this month at the development site, situated along a half-mile stretch of Interstate 4 between Orlando and Tampa, Florida, builders announced. The club is preparing to open to members in December.

In addition to privately owned on-site condominiums for members, Circuit Florida will include a 1.7-mile road course featuring 14 turns, a 1/3-mile straightaway and over 40 feet of natural elevation change, builders said.

According to developers, Circuit Florida’s first phase of construction is now complete. The site has been fully graded, interior roads paved and all site utility work completed. The first of two club buildings is built, and the sales office is now open for interested club member visits and tours. All 13 residential building sites are pad-ready, with construction well underway on the first condominium building and three more planned to start by August, developers said.

The 1.7-mile driving circuit has been graded, with final surfacing planned for late October. Track designer Bob Barnard has served as the project’s designer and motorsports consultant, project officials said.

In addition to the condominiums and track, club amenities will include a canopy-covered paddock area, a member clubhouse with locker room, gym and pool, a lounge and restaurant with elevated views of the circuit, and a conference center with training rooms suitable for hosting events. There will also be a separate climate-controlled facility for servicing and storing members’ vehicles.

“With great weather year-round and close proximity to Florida’s premier tourist attractions, we expect Circuit Florida to interest not only local Floridians but also snowbirds seeking a vacation home,” said Paul Scarpello, Circuit Florida’s developer. “From driving on the private road course, enjoying club amenities, and relaxing alongside other members, we’ve created a true enthusiast community.”

A.J. Hecht

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