Hunter Pasteur Homes to Acquire Northville Downs Harness Racing Track, New Plans Call for up to 600 Residences


Hunter Pasteur Homes, a developer and luxury home builder in Farmington Hills, is under contract to purchase the Northville Downs harness racing track and adjacent parcels with plans to create a mixed-use development on the site.

The company plans to acquire the site from the Northville Driving Club and the Carlo family partnership. It will give Hunter Pasteur about 48 acres of land just outside of downtown Northville.

Future plans for the development are in the approval stage. The development is slated to include commercial space and 500-600 units of high-end rental apartments, for-sale townhouses, and single-family homes.

“This project is in the preliminary stages, and we’re eager to continue working with the City of Northville and our partners to iron out the numerous details that come with a project of this scale,” says Randy Wertheimer, president and CEO of Hunter Pasteur. “We expect to have all entitlements in place in 2019. As more details become available, we will share them with the community.”

Operations at Northville Downs will continue as usual until site development begins. Northville Downs is pursuing the continuation of its horse racing and wagering operations at an area close to its current location.

The acquisition of the properties was originated by Tim O’Brien and Randy Doran, who will remain partners in the deal.

Hunter Pasteur Homes is currently building residences at Rathmor Park in South Lyon, Dunhill Park in Northville Township, Arbor Chase in Ann Arbor, Baron Estates in Bloomfield Hills, Stonegate in Lake Orion, and City Modern Brush Park in Detroit.