Michigan Automotive Country Club Nears Construction Phase

Motorsports Gateway Howell will begin construction next month on its 273-acre automotive district, developers announced.

Located only one mile from downtown Howell, Michigan, Phase 1 of the district 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. The first section of the performance driving circuit is scheduled to be ready for use in the summer of 2023. A limited number of memberships (150) will be offered for 2023.

“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.”

Individual and corporate members will have access to the members’ driving circuit, with the exception of closures for holidays, special events and severe weather. Additional member amenities and perks include:

  • Member clubhouse
  • Food and beverage service
  • Drivers Club Lounge
  • Meeting and event space
  • Fitness center and locker rooms
  • Driving simulators
  • Driver coaching
  • Club competitions
  • Rentable track cars
  • Rentable garages
  • Automotive maintenance and repair services with a fueling station
  • Access to exclusive events and trips

The circuit will be constructed following FIA (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile) safety standards. A state-of-the-art digital marshaling system, including electronic flag displays, CCTV, and timing sectors will increase safety and driver data analysis, track officials said.

Delivery of the track-fronting garage condos will begin shortly after the members driving circuit is ready for use. 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

A.J. Hecht

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