Jacques Villeneuve has co-founded a brand new racing facility called Area 27 in British Columbia’s Oakanagan valley. Villeneuve has designed the track layout and construction is set to begin this summer with the track opening in 2016.
Construction will be done in three phases. Phase 1 is comprised of the track, a driving academy, karting centre, access roads, fencing and necessary infrastructure. Phase 2 includes construction of commercial buildings like on-site vehicle service, member’s clubhouse, on-site vehicle storage, and the karting center building. Phase 3 planning involves future condominium-style arrive and drive suites. Phase 4 will be for additional event related infrastructure such as grand stands, pit garages, and timing, and scoring/media tower type buildings.
Their site has a lot of comprehensive information on the project with some very informative videos featuring interviews with other founding pounders and professional racers.