Winter Park-based Scarpello Development is the driving force on plans for a garage condominium sports club community with its own racetrack in the I-4 corridor in Auburndale.
According to a recent application filed in the Southwest Florida Water Management District, the developer is seeking permits to build a private sports club that will include industrial uses and 78 garage condominiums where patrons may store their cars and visit the club.
The project, called the Corsa Club, is being planned on roughly 50 acres north of C. Fred Jones Boulevard, west of Highway 559 and south of I-4.
Property owner, Sharrett Land LLC, is under contract to sell the land to Scarpello Development, which is led by Paul Scarpello, a principal at Retail Construction Advisors Inc. The retail company specializes in general contracting services and management support.
Scarpello did not immediately respond to an email and phone call seeking comment. Lakeland-based, JSK Consulting is the civil engineer and land planning company for Corsa Club.
Plans call for a 1.69-mile motorsports course, with tall barriers including 10-foot tall noise barrier walls.
Engineering plans show the sports club community could accommodate 14, 5,000-square-foot to 10,000-square foot garage condo buildings. Additional plans show there will be covered parking/shop areas, and an 18,750-square-foot covered vehicle paddock.
Garage condo communities are growing in popularity throughout the nation.
In October, the Tampa Bay Times reported that construction had begun on the city’s first garage condo community, called Paddock1. The sports club was inspired by the paddocks used to store racecars.
The Motor District in Westfield, Indiana, is another garage condo community that began construction earlier this year. The 12-acre campus features 120 units. Buyers can customize units to feature televisions, couches, gyms, kitchens, custom floors, and even “fireman poles,” according to its website.
In Howell, Michigan, a 270-acre garage condominium community, called Motorsports Gateway, is in the planning stages. The first phase of the development includes a 2.2-mile road course, according to local news station ClickOnDetroit.