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Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)

Fax: 503-823-6007

1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302, Portland, OR 97204

Racing Garages

Garage areaProject Summary
Currently, people who race vehicles at PIR have to haul them between the track and home. By having garages at PIR, which enthusiasts could rent, the track could generate revenue for itself, lessen traffic to and from the track, and save participants time and hassle. The concept ranges from simple garages meant only for secure vehicle storage to elaborate lofts with fully equipped ground floor shops with suites above that have kitchen facilities, full bathrooms, sleeping areas, concierge services, and balconies overlooking the track.

Prices depend on the size of the garage, location of the track, and the time rented. At Thunderhill Raceway in Willows, California, which is the nearest track south of Portland, you can pay $100 to $250 a day on a busy weekend, but as little as $300 for a whole week and $150 a month during the off-season. They have 20 garages.

In 2004, PIR obtained approval for a Master Plan for the PIR property from the City of Portland. This plan gives it a blueprint for 10-year development and management of the site. Included in this plan was the approval of the development of racing garages.

PIR is also interested in having a private partner build a new grandstand with both simple garages or garage suites integrated into the design. The developer would finance the construction of the garages and the City would participate in financing the grandstand construction.