It is now ready for construction!
Blending passion and experience, our team is positioned to effectively manage and control all stages of the development.
Development Team Executive
Chief Executive Officer and visionary behind Badlands Motorsports Resort, Dr. Jay Zelazo is an avid motorsports competitor and driving enthusiast. He is a practicing radiologist and Director of CT for Canada Diagnostics Centres.
Alan Wilson - Wilson Motorsport International
Having converted 37 designs from paper to asphalt, Alan has the expertise to bring Badlands Motorsports Resort into fruition and carry it forward for decades to come.
SPECTACLE - Philip Vandermey
Architecture and vehicles have always had a unique connection; architecture is often the backdrop that frames beautiful cars in advertisements, and architectural photographs often feature luxury cars next to exclusive villas. How to create spaces that frame and compliment the movement of cars, and architecture that is meant to be viewed at different speeds? How to enhance the experience of racing by providing a unique race course that weaves between buildings and landscapes?
Executive Project Manager
Planning and Engineering
With Calgary’s longstanding motorsports facility – Race City Motorsports Park – still in operation, founder Jay Zelazo imagined a second high end motorsports facility for the area. Offering courses designed to the highest safety standards and amenities for all, the vision was for a facility that would encourage motorsports growth and draw visitors from all over the globe.
The perfect plot of land for the development was discovered in October 2005. Nearly a square mile of land located just over an hour North-East of Calgary, the property is composed of a variety of terrain: agricultural lands, beautiful hoodoos, and river valley. After consulting with race track designer and motorsports facility manager Alan Wilson, the property was purchased.
With the concept for the development defined, the Badlands Motorsports Resort Area Structure Plan was passed in Kneehill County as Bylaw 1597. The first step of approvals was complete.
Land Use Bylaw Approved
Through Kneehill County Bylaw 1657, the property acquired for the development of Badlands Motorsports Resort was re-zoned from designation A, to DC-4. Bylaw 1657 was later amended in Bylaw 1695 (May 26, 2015).
Project Sub-Division Approved
The project lands were approved for sub-division into sections to facilitate development.
Development Agreement Completed
The Badlands Motorsports Resort Comprehensive Site Development Plan is finalized after extensive studies and assessments done in consultation with a professional team of developers and engineers. A Development Agreement with Kneehill County is finalized.
Development Agreement & Approvals Updated
Badlands Motorsports Resort Sub-Division Approvals and Development Agreements updated with Kneehill County Municipal Planning Commission. Badlands Motorsports Resort Development Agreement was updated with Kneehill Municipal Council.
Approvals under the Alberta Environment & Parks Water Act and Environmental and Protection and Enhancement Acts authorize the placement and/or modification of five wetlands; and the construction, operation, and maintenance of a stormwater management system. These are the final approvals required to start construction.