Miami-Dade approves $100M deal to build a country club for carsMarch 5, 2018
The Miami-Dade County Commission unanimously approved a lease deal Tuesday that will pave the way for construction of a track for a high-end driving club.
South American developer Carlos de Narváez Steuer, through 13 Pista LLC, agreed to lease about 140 acres of the 160-acre site at 20000 N.W. 47th Ave. from the county. The highlight of its project will be a private, two-mile driving course designed by U.K.-based Drive International to replicate the most challenging tracks in the world. The project will be funded by $100 million in private investment.
“This is an exciting day for Drivers Club Miami, for the residents of Miami-Dade County, who will be an integral part of our future here, and for the auto enthusiasts we will soon serve,” said de Narváez Steuer.
The first phase would also include a 28,000-square-foot pit lane clubhouse; a 72,000-square-foot facility for vehicle maintenance, inspections and vocational training; and a 12,000-square-foot center for vehicle storage, retail and restaurants. The second phase would be a 64,000-square-foot hospitality complex with at least 50 hotel rooms, restaurant, bar and spa, plus 12,000 square feet of additional retail, and more vehicle storage space.
Drivers Club Miami would have an economic impact of $224 million, according to the developer. The lease agreement requires it to create at least 220 jobs within five years of completing the first phase.