Motorsports Gateway Howell today announced it will develop an exclusive 270-acre automotive country club in Howell near I-96, between Michigan Avenue and Lucy Road. The project is by the father-and-son team of Mark and Jordan Dick.
Located approximately one mile from downtown Howell, the complex will offer private garage condominiums, traditional amenities, and a view to an exclusive driving circuit. The condos will face the track and can be purchased in 1,200-square-foot units.
The first phase of the development, now open for reservations, includes a 2.2-mile European-inspired road course that can be split to run two circuits simultaneously — a 1-mile track and a 1.2-mile track. Once built, it’s believed the road course will be the longest private driving circuit in Michigan.
A member/owner pit lane clubhouse, and modern garage condominiums will surround the course. Owners can be a garage condo owner, a Drivers Club member, or both.
The driving circuit, which will follow FIA (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile) safety standards, will take advantage of the contours and elevation changes of the land. A state-of-the-art automated digital marshaling system will be operational, and include electronic flag displays, CCTV, and numerous timing sectors. The circuit will be drivable by summer 2023.
“It’s invigorating to work with people that feel the same passion as we do to build a unique destination for the city of Howell,” says Jordan Dick, founder of Motorsports Gateway Howell and a racecar driver. “This unique project is designed to immerse automotive enthusiasts in a thrilling motorsport experience.”
A limited number of garage condominiums will be built in a secure, gated community. Multiple units can also be purchased and combined into one larger unit. Each unit will be finished to a high standard with a sleek modern design, providing an upscale motorsport experience.
Every garage condo also includes an exterior balcony extending the full width of the unit(s), providing an expansive track-fronting view. Founding owners can expect to receive the keys to their new garage condo by December 2022.
The garages will be equipped with standard utilities, including stubbed plumbing and gas lines, an energy-efficient HVAC system, an air ventilation system, soundproofing and insulation, a lighting system with sensors, a 100-amp electrical panel with wall sockets and switches, and a fire suppression system.
Owners can customize the interior of their garage condo to their own style. The second level of each condo is prepped with a full landing that can be extended into a larger mezzanine.
“As a born and raised Detroiter, I am absolutely thrilled to be taking on this assignment and we can’t wait to work with buyers to help them fulfil their dream of owning a piece of real estate at a track that they can count on utilizing for generations to come,” says Jeff Glover, owner of Jeff Glover & Associates and the listing agent for the garage condos. “Owning a garage condo here isn’t just owning a garage, it’s owning an experience that will last a lifetime and we are proud to play a small part in it.”
Future development phases will include an automotive innovation park with dedicated circuit access as well as a social entertainment and event district.
Motorsports Gateway Howell will host an advance reservation event in early October. For information on this event, contact Glover at 517-969-1100 or email Taylor@LiveUnreal.com.
For more information about the track, visit here.
Two other garage condo developments are in the region, including M1 Concourse, located at Woodward Avenue and South Boulevard in Pontiac. It offers around 250 garage condominiums, a 1.5-mile track, and numerous amenities.
There’s also Gearhead Garage Condos in Waterford Township, formerly Michigan Storage Condos. Of the 62 planned garages, 16 have been completed and 14 units are under construction. The facility, which does not include a track, is close to Waterford Hills Road Racing, Oakland County International Airport, and M1 Concourse. For more information, visit MichiganStorageCondos.com or call 248-974-6003.