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Motorsports Park submits Land Use Amendment to County

By: Sara Wilson

  |  Posted: Thursday, Apr 03, 2014 11:33 am

Rocky View Motorsports Park representatives submitted the Land Use Amendment bylaw to Rocky View County on March 21.
Rocky View Motorsports Park representatives submitted the Land Use Amendment bylaw to Rocky View County on March 21.
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On March 21, Rocky View Motorsports Park (RMP) submitted its Land Use Amendment bylaw to Rocky View County (RVC).

RMP’s submission included impact assessments focused on sound, traffic, bio-physical and regional impacts, to name a few of the many studies.

“This material demonstrates that RMP will respect and even enhance the environmental, social and economic fabric of RVC and surrounding municipalities,” said RMP President and CEO Dominic Young.

According to RMP, the track has been designed to have a net-neutral carbon impact and the development is expected to contribute municipal tax benefits and associated economic spinoffs that exceed any municipal servicing costs that may be required to be provided by the County.

The 640-acre piece of land owned by RMP is north of Township Road 274 and east of Range Road 290.

“We have received an application for a land use amendment for the area where Rockyview Motorsports wants to develop their facility,” said Communications Manager with Rocky View County Grant Kaiser.

“The application will go to council once it has been fully reviewed and clarified (if needed). If it is approved, they will next move to the subdivision or development permit stage.

“We are just beginning to review the application from the planning perspective. At this time we have no timelines for when it might go to council.”

According to the application, RMP will provide on-site water collection, treatment and re-use and will not seek any water or wastewater services from the County.

“In the development of our Master Site Development Plan (MSDP), we spoke to many people as we gathered critical information to go into the plan. With the submission of our application we will continue our engagement process with an information session in Airdrie on April 1,” said Young.

RMP is hosting an information session on April 1 at the Airdrie Best Western. Representatives will be on hand from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. to discuss the project.

“We also plan to connect with all of our direct neighbours as soon as possible.

“We believe the plans we have submitted to the County are both exciting and respectful of the County’s process, and we look forward to the opportunity to share these plans with our neighbours in the broadest sense,” he added.

According to Young, RMP is optimistic about plans to bring a European-style driving course and driver training facility. RMP plans to work with RVC to make their late 2015 opening date a reality.

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