1. Why has minimal information released about the project since 2009 to present?
Over the last six years, we have done an extensive amount of development on the project in coordination with the Development office of the Kneehill County. This has primarily been civil engineering that was required to get the necessary approvals for land rezoning.
A project of this magnitude is not something that can be fast tracked. It has been a long process and taken longer than initially expected. In addition, there are challenges to a Road Course development that are often not present in other types of developments, including sensitive environment and sound issues that need to be mitigated.
As a consequence, we wanted to ensure that all these issues were dealt with before making any public announcements.
We are well aware of internet rumors and discussions that the project is not going ahead, etc. These are completely false and many of the principles close to the project have known that nothing has changed from the initial plan which was developed in 2006.
Right from the start our philosophy was to promise nothing until we had the land rezoned. Most Road Course developments fail in this initial stage and promotion of project before that phase does not fit with our development philosophy.
Our other mandate is to not take any investor’s, supporter’s or member’s money until we are certain the project is going to be realized.
2. Are there any Investment opportunities available?
After successfully getting the final readings passed for rezoning in January of 2014, the next phase is to complete more civil engineering on the project so the detailed costs of Phase I can be determined with certainty. At that point, which is expected to be in the Fall of 2015, we will be offering a Limited Partnership Investment. This will be open to Accredited Investors who would like to be part of the Founding Membership and have the opportunity to make a significant return on their investment.
We will not be releasing the details of this initial Investment Opportunity until the Comprehensive Site Development Plan and related assessments are in place.
We will not take any investor’s money until we are certain the project is going to be built.
If you would like to receive information regarding the planned Limited Partnership Investment as soon as is it is available, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
3. What are the phases of Development?
- Road Course and Skid-pad
- Paved access Roads from highway 9.
- Commercial Paddock space
- Commercial Condos will be available for Dealerships and Automotive services such as Tire sales and service, car repair/maintenance, gas sales.
- Club Members Indoor Paddock and car storage/lockers
- Hotel and Clubhouse outside track boundary
- This phase will include all the non-motorsports recreational activities including a
restaurant, lounge/bar, spa, pool, gym, etc.
- This phase will include all the non-motorsports recreational activities including a
- Residential Condos
- Multilevel 1,2, and 3 bedroom units near clubhouse
- Residential Lots
- ½ to 1 acre parcels
4. When will construction commence and what is the proposed opening date?
Now that we have the Land Use Rezoning Bylaw passed, it is our goal to have a Comprehensive Site Development Plan in place fall of 2015, construction commencing in the Q2 of 2015 with the track opening in Q3 2016.
5. I have heard of another proposed Motorsports Development in Southern Alberta, is this the same one?
No, our development began in 2005. We have owned the land since 2006 and the project was first announced to the public during the Town Hall presentations in the fall of 2008. Unlike other proposed projects, our land has already undergone rezoning.
6. How is this development different from any other proposed development in Alberta?
We are the only proposed Road Course development in Alberta that has done any of the following:
- We own and have possession all of the required land for completion of the entire project. We have no debt obligations and no options to purchase.
- We have completed the Area Structure Plan which is the basis of the rezoning process.
- We have had the critical Area Structure Plan and Land Use Bylaws both passed by local Council (Final Reading of the Re-zoning passed January 2014).
- We retained a recognised and notable track designer (Alan Wilson) in 2006 and he has designed our tracks, and done multiple changes in accordance with Environmental studies.
- We have Environmental Impact Assessment and Sound Impact studies done based on the track design.
- Extensive civil engineering including water runoff / water treatment / storm water retention has been completed.
- Initial Soil and Geotechnical studies (more have to be done prior to construction) have been done.
- We have our professional consultants (Architects, Engineers and related) and construction company under phase 1 contract.
- We are a Destination motorsports resort with planned activities for the whole family including extensive non-motorsports related recreation services versus a single function race facility.
7. Where is the development located?
The site is located north east of Calgary in the SW corner of Kneehill County in the Canadian Badlands. It is 98km from the Calgary city limit and is an approximately one hour drive. It is located 6km south of Highway 9 on Range Road 212A. The access roads from Highway 9 are currently not paved, but they will be fully paved before the development opens.
The development is in a picturesque setting that includes a plateau, ridge with views into the river valley of the Rosebud River and the characteristic coulees of the Badlands to the east, as well as an expansive area within the river valley itself.
8. Do the principals of this development have any Motorsports experience?
Dr. Jay Zelazo is the founder, president, CEO, primary shareholder and planner of all aspects of the development to date. Dr. Zelazo is an avid motorsports enthusiast, competing heavily in Solo Sprint and Autocross since 2004. He has competed in the Calgary Sports Car Club Solo Sprint series from 2005 to 2010, in his Subaru STi, Lamborghini Gallardo, Corvette Z06, and Porsche 911 Turbo. He has set the lap record for Street Cars in his Corvette Z06 at both Race City Motorsports Park and Stratotech Park. He has also extensively campaigned his Lotus Elise, Lotus Exige, and Corvette Z06 in SCCA autocross events through North America since 2004, including obtaining a 2nd place Trophy Position at the 2011 SCCA Spring Nationals in ASP Class. He was one of the founding Members and the Past President of the Southern Alberta Solosport Club. Prior to Solo Sprint and Autocross, he was an avid Drag Racer competing in various events in his Toyota Supra Turbo and Subaru STi dating back to 1998.
9. How much will memberships cost?
There are plans for four levels of memberships, with each membership level offering increased access to the Road Course.
As it is our intention to be able to accommodate a broad range of users, there will be entry level memberships that will still offer many days of access per year to memberships that will offer unlimited access.
Our target price for entry level memberships will be $10,000. Final membership pricing will be released at a later date.
There also will be an option at each membership level to add a spousal membership and family membership.
10. Will there be financing options for memberships?
We are planning to be able to offer financing packages that will require 30% down payment and then payments over 5-10 years. This would mean the entry level memberships may be offered for as little as $3000 down.
11. Will memberships expire?
No, every membership will be a lifetime membership.
12. Will there be yearly dues for members to pay?
There will likely be yearly dues to each level of membership, but the amount may vary per year and there could be years without any yearly dues. As it is anticipated that at least one Road Course will be rented out to other groups/clubs on a daily basis, the Club will receive a portion of the track rental revenue. The yearly dues will be calculated based on the proposed maintenance and operational expenses for the upcoming year less the rental revenue generated from the previous year. So if the rental income is high, the yearly dues will be reduced or possibly eliminated.
13. Can I purchase a corporate membership?
Yes, we will have customizable packages available.
14. How many members will the facility be able to accommodate?
As the facility will be the largest in Canada and have three connected but independent Road Course that total to over 4.2 miles, the facility will be able to accommodate hundreds of members. But memberships will not be oversold to ensure that all members track access will be met. Once capacity is reached, no new memberships will be sold.
15. Will members be able to sell or transfer their Membership?
Yes, memberships can be both sold on the open market or transferred to whoever you wish. There will be a small transfer to cover administrative costs.
Once all memberships have been sold out, the only way to be able to join the club will be to purchase a membership from an existing member. So the membership will always retain its value, will increase with inflation, and the price of memberships could significantly increase if demand exceeds supply.
16. What will I receive for my membership?
Each member will be guaranteed a minimum of track days per year depending on the type of membership they purchase. In addition, members will have access to the Club’s own organized Wheel-to-Wheel competition series, Time Attack series and autocross series.
Members will not be responsible or required to participate in the organization and operation of any of the Memberships events; this will all be provided by the club. Members just have to focus on driving and having fun.
Members will also have unlimited access to all of the paddock commercial services as well as the non-racing Resort services.
17. What principles were important to the design of the Road Courses?
When designing this project there were three key concepts:
- Creating a safe environment where individuals of all skill levels could learn the limits of their vehicle without the fear of damage or injury;
- Creating a challenging and exciting course design.
- Accommodate all target user groups including street cars, dedicated track cars, and sport bikes with a safe and enjoyable venue.
18. How will the Courses be safe?
The Courses are being designed by Alan Wilson of Wilson Motorsport. Alan Wilson is an internationally recognized Road Course and kart track facility designer. He has designed and built 19 Road Courses and consulted or designed several others that are still in various stages of development.
He offers award-winning, industry recognized expertise in the important and complex world of motor racing safety, a crucial element of the motor sports environment that encompasses spectators, officials and competitors alike.
Wilson Motorsport is experienced in all forms of facility safety and provides creative and cost-effective solutions to a wide variety of challenges. Safety is a very big concern to Wilson. He specifies runoff areas and gravel traps instead of barriers everywhere possible, and insists every runoff be as smooth as a golf course fairway to reduce the chance of rollover.
Alan has been a track safety consultant to the SCCA (Sports Car Club of America), acting as a track inspector and was presented with the club’s George G. Snively MD Award for his contributions to track safety.
The Courses have been designed to be safe for motorcycles as bikers are a high target user group.
19. What are the Courses like and will they be exciting?
A brief synopsis of our plan is that includes 3 interconnected Road Courses (which can be run independently or connected into longer Course) with over 6km (4.4 miles) in total length. The venue would be it would be one of the largest in North America. The facility also would have more elevation changes than any current Road Course in North America. Many enthusiasts agree that elevation changes are the most exciting aspect of any Road Course.
One Road Course is designed as a higher speed course yet has many potential passing areas and very safe run off zones that would be conducive to aggressive maneuvers. On the mountain course, there is over 175 feet of elevation change, which is more than any course in North America. The maximum downhill grade would be up to 3.5 degrees and the uphill grade would be up to 6.0 degrees. The valley course goes around a large 100 foot hill in the middle, so every corner is blind.
20. Will there be a Kart track?
Yes, although it is not included in the current concept drawings, the final plan will include a 12 acre karting facility with multiple configurations.
Kart track memberships will be sold independent from the lower priced Road Course memberships and included in the highest level of Road Course memberships.
Access to the Kart track will be divided so there will be Member’s only track times as well as rentals to other clubs and corporate events.
21. What types of cars will Members use on the Road Course?
As there will be many different price levels for memberships, members will likely drive a broad range of cars such as Mustangs, Subarus, Miatas, S2000s, Corvettes, Porches, BMWs, Exotic cars, and dedicated track cars like Radicals, Ariel Atoms, Formula cars and Sports Racers.
22. Will members have to have track or racing experience?
No, members who have never been on a Road Course before will be given professional training to ensure they are safe before driving on their own. Initial training will commence off the track on the skid-pad.
Those beginner drivers will be on the course by themselves with driving instructors in their vehicles or watching from the tower or pit lane.
Many members will be experienced and may not need any training, but still will have access to professional race instruction to improve and advance their skills.
23. Will there be a High Performance Driving School at the facility?
It is planned to have a full-time Profession Driving school operate out of the facility. The School would be able to offer instruction to both Club Members and non-Members. Planned programs for non-members would include Teen driving training on the Skid-Pad, Winter driving safety courses on the Skid-Pad, Introductory and Advanced High Performance Driving and Racing schools on both the Skid-pad and Road courses.
24. What is the proposed guest policy?
We will allow guests at the facility and passengers in the car. The passenger must sign a waiver and wear the proper safety gear. The driver must be approved to have guests in the vehicle (No beginners with passengers).
25. Will the facility be open for driving events all year round?
Yes, it is planned that the Road Courses and Skid-pad will operate 7 days a week for the entire year, with a two week break over the Christmas/New Year’s Holiday season.
26. Given the climate in Alberta, How will it be possible for the Road Course to be open all year?
There are a multiple reasons this will be made possible. The year will be divided into 2 six-month seasons: Race season and Sport Season.
Race season will operate from April 15th to October 15th (weather permitting). During this season, each of the 3 Road Courses and the Driver Training skid pad will be divided into an Early and late session. The early session is proposed to be between 8am and 2:00pm. The late sessions will be from 2:00pm to 8:00 pm.
Sport Season will operate from October 15th to April 15th. During this season, it is proposed that the facility will operate from 9am to 6pm with only one session on each track per day. The Plateau course and Skid Pad will operate on all days. The Valley course and Mountain course will operate depending on weather conditions, but will not operate when there are adverse weather conditions (snow). The Plateau and skid pad will be swept for snow as required. Depending on the temperature and snow/slush conditions, there will be specific tire requirements such as all-season or snow tires required (depending on conditions).
During Sport Season, there will be lapping/driver education sessions daily on the Road Courses. Time attack competition events may occur depending on weather conditions, but will be non-Points events. This type of series is currently done at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah and is well subscribed throughout the year in a climate that is very similar to Alberta’s.
There will be no wheel to wheel racing during Sport season. A slush series Autocross Season for Points is planned on a bi-monthly basis on the Skid Pad.
The primary reason this expanded season will be possible is the proposed concept of the World’s only Indoor Paddock and the heated/enclosed Marshall stations. Based on the climate in Alberta, an indoor heated Communal Paddock is planned that will encompass parking stalls, storage lockers, and private garages. Members can park in their assigned stalls, work on their car between driving sessions, and socialize with fellow members in a comfortable indoor and lighted facility.
27. What activities will take place on the Road Courses and Skid-pad?
During each session on the Road Courses, there will be either a member lapping event/driver training event, time attack competition event, wheel to wheel competition event, or track rental to other groups/clubs.
During each session on the Skid-pad, there will be a member driver training event, autocross competition event, or track rental to other groups/clubs.
28. Will Members have to show up at a certain time of the day?
For the non-competitive lapping and driver training sessions, members can come and go as they please. There will be 30 minute run groups, and members do not have to arrive at any set time. For competition events (Time attack, autocross, and wheel to wheel racing events), all competitors will have to arrive before the Drivers Meeting to able eligible to compete.
29. Will the Road Courses and Skid-pad be available to rent to non-members?
Yes, given that the three Road Courses will have multiple configurations and that up to three different groups could be on the Road Course at one time, it is anticipated that at least one of the Road Courses will be available for rent to other clubs and groups each day.
30. Will there be a facility available for low-speed driver training and autocross events?
Yes, there will be a designated Skid-pad which will host introductory driver education and autocross events. For Members, there will be a yearly autocross championship series that will be organized by the club for members and guests only. For these events, the marshalling and timing will be provided by the Club so Members just have to show up and drive.
The exact size of the Skid-pad has not yet been determined but it is anticipated to be between 9 and 11 acres.
Autocross events will be competition events based on SCCA Solo Classing and scores will be adjusted using a performance modifying factor (PAX) so all drivers will have the ability to be competitive. PAX will be based on current SCCA PAX.
Other clubs will also be able to rent the Skid-pad for events.
31. Will there be Time Attack (Solo Sprint) at the Club?
Yes, for Members, there will be a yearly Time Attacks championship series that will be organized by the club for members and guests only. For these events, the marshalling and timing will be provided by the Club so Members just have to show up and drive.
It is proposed that the Time Attack events will be competition events based on NASA Time Attack Classing. This will allow Members to prepare vehicles and also be able to compete at other venues in the United States using the same car without modification to a different rule set. However, Canadian applicable ASN FIA rules will still be adhered to.
Other clubs will also be able to rent the Road Courses for events.
32. Will there be Wheel to wheel Competition events on the Road Courses?
Yes, for members, there will be a yearly Wheel to Wheels championship series that will be organized by the club for members only. For these events, the marshalling and timing will be provided by the Club so Members just have to show up and drive.
Other clubs will also be able to rent the Road Courses for events.
33. Will the Member’s Only events be Competitive?
Yes, each event will be a Points event with members competing in various classes, so each member has an opportunity to win the event, regardless of their car and class. The event point totals will be cumulative and there will be a Season Champion for each of the competitive series (Autocross, Time attack, wheel to wheel racing).
34. Who will organize the Member’s Competition Events?
All competitions events will be organized by the Badlands Motorsport management, and members will not be required to do any organizing or marshalling. The duties will all be managed and performed by the Badlands staff so members only have to concentrate on driving and having fun. This includes the autocross events, where even the cone running and timing duties will be performed by the Badlands staff.
35. Will non-members be allowed to compete in the competition events.
The events are for members and priority will be given to members. Depending on availability, each member will be allowed to bring one non-member guest who would be required to pay a fee to compete in the event. For the time attack and wheel to wheel racing events, the guests would need to have the appropriate competition licenses to be eligible. No competition licenses are required for the autocross events. Non-members will not be eligible for any prizes and will be excluded from the yearly point totals.
36. Will there be a drag strip or drag racing?
The location prevents the availability of a dedicated NHRA/IHRA drag strip. The existing tracks in the Edmonton area and Medicine Hat will accommodate dedicated drag racing. However, it is recognized that many performance car owners wish to test the performance levels of their cars. So there will be Members events were Members will be able to test the ¼ performance of their car on the main straight of the Plateau Road Course. There also will likely be some heads up fun events where members can compete side by side in a drag race type event on the main straight using the clubs timing equipment.
What is the Indoor Paddock for?
Based on the climate in Alberta, there are plans for a unique Indoor Paddock which will the first of its kind in North America. The indoor heated Communal Paddock will encompass parking stalls, storage lockers, and private garages. Members can park in their assigned stalls, work on their car between driving sessions, and socialize with fellow members in a comfortable indoor and lighted facility.
There will also be outdoor Paddock areas to accommodate all members and guests. To ensure parking space in the climate controlled indoor paddock area, members will either need to purchase their own space.
38. What type of spaces will members be available for purchase in the paddock?
A wide variety of options will be available to suit all members’ needs.
Inside the Indoor Paddock it is proposed that there will be:
Storage Lockers for members who need space to store race tires, tools, and gear at the facility but don’t need to store their vehicle there.
- Race Bike parking stalls.
- Car Parking stalls.
- Private Garages that will be customized to the user’s needs with shelving, power, water, and compressed air.
- Private single or multiple car Garages
Separate from the Indoor Paddock it is proposed that there will be:
- Larger Private garages of multiple sizes to store 1, 2, or 4 vehicles and racing tires and gear. These spaces will be customized to the user’s needs with optional shelving, cabinets, sky lights, hoist, power, water, and compressed air.
- Private full height tandem pull through garages for members with race trailers where they want to store their trailer indoors and have the ability doors on each end of the garage for ease to access, there will be larger garages that could accommodate race trailer, tow vehicle, and race vehicle as well as racing gear. These spaces will be customized to the user’s needs with optional shelving, cabinets, sky lights, hoist, power, water, and compressed air.
- Outdoor Trailer Parking stalls for members who have race trailers and would like to store them year round in our secured facility, there will be outdoor large parking stalls available for purchase and lease.
39. What amenities will be in the paddock?
Once fully completed, the Paddock is anticipated to include
- Fast food:
- Food court / Cafeteria style
- Vending machines
– Convenience store
- Storage Lockers with showers
- Children’s play area / Recreational Arcade/ Driving Simulator
- Financial services (Bank machine)
- Parts sales:
- Tuning shops with stores to display/sell performance parts
- On site installation/modification/race prep
- Safety equipment sales/rentals
- Car Sales:
- Major manufacturer dealership mini showrooms to display their performance models and to offer test drives on the track.
- Track only car sales and rentals
- Car wash
- Gas station
- Air and water
- Towing Service center / Tire sales and service
- General repairs.
- Tire changing service for race tire install
- Maintenance sales and service (oil changes/brake line flush/brake pad install)
- Valet prep so car inspected and track ready on arrival to facility
40. What non-motorsport resort amenities will there be?
The following items were submitted in the Area Structure Plan in the re-zoning application. The amenities are subject to change based on Member demand, but could include all of the following:
- The following commercial services and amenities may be in the clubhouse facility that is outside the track boundary:
- High end restaurant & dining facilities
- Lounge / pub
- Patio or observation areas for viewing the road course and river
- Sports/ billiards bar
- Conference rooms / meeting facilities
- Banquet rooms
- Business Centre
- Arcades & amusement facilities
- Children’s activity center / play area / education
- Day care services
- Tourist information centre
- Theatre for live performances and film
- Poker Room
- Luxury Spa and Salon
- Locker Facilities
- Squash courts
- Indoor pool
- Steam room
- The following commercial services and amenities could be included near or
adjacent to the clubhouse area:
- Tennis courts
- Volleyball court
- Basketball Court
- Putting Green
- Driving range
- Outdoor Pool and water slide
- Proposed activities offered that may be available on the during the summer
- Mountain Biking
- Horseback riding
- GPS adventure tours
- Outdoor Survival tours
- Canoeing on Rosebud River
- Man-made Jet boat Water ski/wakeboarding facility (subject to
feasibility study and demand).
- Proposed activities offered that may be available on the during the winter
- Ice rink/skating
- Cross country skiing
- Snow Shoeing
41. Who is the target market for the resort and non-motorsport facilities?
The target market is very broad. The services are not just intended for the users of the Road Course facility, but also for their entire family who may be interested in other activities. By ensuring there are activities for the whole family, it will allow users of the Road Course to spend more time with their family in addition to enabling them more time to participate in their sport of choice.
However, the resort centre is NOT just intended for the families of the Road Course users. It is intended to be a site where the local community can use and benefit from the facilities. In addition, it is intended to attract tourists to the region who may not be interested in participating in motorsports. It is similar to a resort that is associated with a golf course or ski hill. Many people are attracted to those resorts merely for the scenic beauty, and BMR is the same. The natural topography of the site including the river valley and views of the Canadian Badlands will attract visitors on its own.
42. Who is the target market for the Road Course facility?
Currently in Southern Alberta there is an enormous demand for the use of an automotive Road Course. Many groups, clubs, individuals, and organizations that used to frequently use Race City Motorsports Park in Calgary now have no venue to utilize.
It was used for driver education, performance driving recreation, and competitive events. Our goal is to not only accommodate all of the past users, but to introduce a whole new demographic who have never used a Road Course before. There is a large proportion of the population who would like to use this type of facility if they had better and easier access to it, and many potential users that previously have not been marketed towards.
Because this will possibly be the only facility of its kind within Western Canada, it is essential that we are able to support all users and groups that currently use this type of facility.
In addition, our mandate and founding principle has been to make the facilities available and affordable to all income demographics. This can be achieved by multiple programs that tailor the services to each individual’s affordability. And by making it affordable to younger individuals and families, it ensures continuous growth of the sport.
43. How can it be affordable if you are offering so many services? Won’t this add to the cost for the users?
No, actually it is completely the opposite. For many years, Road Course facilities relied solely on rental revenue and event admission revenue. This is very limited, and the cost of renting these facilities has become extremely expensive in many areas across the continent. By adding services such as gas sales, parts sales, auto service, food services, child care, equipment storage, vehicle storage, individual garage sales, on-site accommodation, and multiple non-motorsports recreational facilities, it allows the venue to be not solely reliable on two limited revenue streams. And the revenue generated by services that would otherwise go to off-site and unrelated businesses has the benefit of making the venue viable and affordable to the users.
44. Will this project require any Government funding or subsides?
No, the resort will be completely privately funded. There will be absolutely no tax burden to the Counties or Province, and there will be a large net tax gain based on the operations and markedly increased property tax revenues due to the significantly increased value of the site upon full build out.
45. How will the project be successful?
Any developer who will be building a new facility in the region will have to adhere to a business model that has shown to be successful in other regions with similar demographics and climate. The facility would also have to be of extremely high quality, ran with excellent management, meet the needs of its target demographics, be affordable to enthusiasts over wide scale of income brackets, and, most importantly, create and market an exciting environment that attracts not only the existing local motorsports, but broadens its target to expose more individuals who have never considered the sport and attract visitors from outside the province and country.
46. Can Southern Alberta support a venue like this?
Before it closed in 2011 to accommodate and larger landfill site in Calgary, Race City Motorsports Park usage was extremely high despite having limited amenities and suboptimal Road Course design. Alberta has a high standard of living, thriving economy, young population, and high disposable income levels.
TD Economics has released a report which showed the standard of living in the Calgary-Edmonton Corridor surpassed any other area in North America. Compared to countries, the only place in the World with an average standard of living per capita greater than the Calgary-Edmonton corridor was Luxembourg which is a tiny landlocked Country between Belgium, Germany, and France.
In Canada, there really are two new world-class Road Courses in operation: Calabogie Motorsports Park and Mont Tremblant. Both were designed by Alan Wilson and have been very successful. Both of those venues are farther away from a major centre (Ottawa and Montreal, respectively) than our proposed development.
47. Does the climate in Alberta limit the viability?
The weather in Calgary does not impose as big as obstacle as one might think.
There are many very successful Road Courses in the US which are not in southern or coastal locations and have a season that is similar in length to ours.
Miller Motorsports Park in Salt Lake City, Autobahn Country Club in Chicago, Gingerman and Gratton Raceway in Michigan, Mid Ohio Sports Car Course, BeaverRun in eastern Pennsylvania, and Road America in Wisconsin are all examples in addition to the Canadian venues such as Calabogie Motorsports Park near Ottawa, Mont Tremblant in Quebec, Mosport and Shannonville in Ontario.
All of these Road Courses have essentially the same length of season as Southern Alberta and have proven to be very viable. So viable, in fact, that there are over 10 new Road Courses in development in the Northern half of the US that have similar climate limitations.
48. Would a new facility like this be possible within or adjacent to a large urban area?
Land costs in any urban centre in North America have made the possibility of a racing venue in city limits a thing of the past. There are over 60 large scale Road Course facilities in North America, of which there are only 5 within the city limits of a large urban centre. None of which were constructed in the past 25 years.
Almost every new Road Course constructed in North America in the last 3 decades is between a 30 to 180 minute drive from the centre of a large metropolitan area. This is the current reality and future of motorsports developments.
Why residential condos?
Many may think it’s unusual to sell residential condos near a Road Course. However, the buyers will be motorsports enthusiasts similar to other sports people like golfers and skiers, where the enthusiasts have a desire to live and stay where they do their hobby. Further, noise from the track will not be an issue as the track will be in operation only in the daytime and it will be peaceful in the evening and nighttime. The concept of incorporating condos within Road Course developments started in 2005, and now many other facilities in North America are building them and they are selling very well.
50. Will there be on-site short term accommodations?
Upon completion of all phases, it is anticipated that there will be a hotel and camping facilities.
51. When will you start accepting deposits for memberships, garages, and residential condos?
We will not be accepting any deposits until we have all of the necessary approvals in place to ensure that the project can be completed. At that time, we will institute a widespread and high impact marketing campaign. It is anticipated that membership sales may commence in early 2014.
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