Former Client Update: Drivers Club Miami Project on Track

Former Client Update: Drivers Club Miami Project on Track

Drivers Club Miami, a luxury auto-track and commercial development will begin construction in November. The development, a $100 million project near Miami Gardens has faced numerous delays but appears to be back on track.

Developer 13 Pista LLC, hopes to bring to life the multi-use project, which will include a two-mile private driving track, club, hotel, retail, dining, and cultural attractions. The adjusted completion date is early 2029.

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Phases I Will Include Drivers Club Miami and More

The 160-acre, county-owned site at 20000 NW 47th Ave. previously housed the Landmark Learning Center.  The vacated portion of the Landmark site will be incorporated into Phase I of the construction. It will include the Drivers Club Miami; a two-mile private driving course and public bicycle track; an integrated Pit Lane Clubhouse with member facilities, lounges, and other leisure space totaling 28,000 square feet; vehicle maintenance and inspection facilities totaling 72,000 square feet; paddock shelters and washrooms totaling 13,000 square feet; roughly 12,000 square feet of public retail and restaurant space with views of the course; and storage facilities for at least 50 vehicles. 

Phase II of the project will include a 50-key hotel, with a restaurant, bar, and spa. This will be 64,000 sq ft. Add another 12,000 of retail space and storage for an additional 50 vehicles.

Due to the delay, 13 Pista has seen the initial estimate of $100 million increase. The original budget included the Drivers Club Miami, the government center, and the renewal and construction of new facilities for non-profits being relocated for the project.

Gazitua Helped Pave the Way

Gazitua Letelier is a lobbying firm specializing in consulting in Miami-Dade County, the Greater Miami area's municipalities, and Miami-Dade Public Schools. For 13 Pista, LLC Gazitua assisted by securing the required approvals and land grant before the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners when the project started making inroads in 2018.

Gazitua represents clients from pre-bid through bid protest, award, and in securing support for and establishing relocating firms. Gazitua represents clients in all industries, including technology, infrastructure, and transportation. Learn more here.

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Luis is an experienced procurement lawyer and Miami lobbyist serving elected officials, businesses, international clients, and trade associations. He regularly appears before local and state government in order to advance complex objectives for clients against competing interests. He has weathered various competitive processes in Florida including Home Rule Charter Amendments, Recalls, Local, State and Federal campaigns.