CMI PRESS RELEASE: NEW HAMPSHIRE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES ISSUES SITE SPECIFIC PERMIT TO CLUB MOTORSPORTS By Scott Tranchemontagne
Monday, September 20, 2004
CMI NATIONAL PRESS RELEASE: NHDES GRANTS SITE SPECIFIC PERMIT
TAMWORTH, NH– The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NH DES) today issued a “Site Specific” Permit to Club Motorsports, Inc. (CMI), which is developing the Valley Motorsports Park country club in Tamworth, NH. Also known as an “Alteration of Terrain” permit, the Site Specific Permit is the second major permit issued by NH DES for the motorsports country club project. NH DES also issued a “Wetlands and Non-Site Specific Permit” to the project on July 29, 2004. On Friday, September 17, 2004, NH DES denied an appeal of that wetlands permit, which was filed by the opponents group FOCUS: Tamworth.
“This is another major step in the permitting review and approval process,” said CMI President and CEO Stephan Condodemetraky, “and we are proud to be moving forward in our project’s development. We look forward to continuing to work proactively with NH DES, the Army Corp of Engineers, and local planners, as necessary, on the remaining permits. We are pleased that our project has met all of the standards required to receive this permit, as well as the DES wetlands permit before it.”
“By resolving the technical issues and questions concerning our project and thus receiving our two state permits, we move closer to the first phase of construction,” added Condodemetraky, “As with all aspects of the development of Valley Motorsports Park, we will continue to follow all the requirements and laws while we develop our project.”
Through wetland delineations agreed upon by NH DES, the US Army Corps of Engineers and the Tamworth Conservation Commission, Valley Motorsports Park will impact less than three-quarters of an acre of wetlands. In granting the wetlands permit, NH DES wrote, “…that the project will not significantly impair the existing wetlands, surface waters, and groundwater resources.”
Editors: To access the full text of the Site Specific permit, please click and download the PDF located on the upper right hand portion of this page. In addition to the PDF, please find the several video clips with some incredible aerial views over Valley Motorsports Park. For a complete CD including the full fifteen minute video, aerial photographs, and additional multi-media information highlighting Valley Motorsports Park and Club Motorsports, please contact Scott Tranchemontagne at (603) 625-5713 x222.
A first-of-its-kind concept for New England, the Valley Motorsports Park development is located in wooded land on the north face of Mount Whittier off Route 25 in Tamworth, approximately two miles west of the intersection of Routes 25 and 16. Described as a “ribbon through the woods,” the road course would be available for use by its members, much like a golf course country club. The $28 million development includes a more than three-mile, 18-turn, European-style road course for drivers and motorcyclists to develop and practice their driving skills and attend performance and safety driving schools. In addition, Valley Motorsports Park will feature a vehicle dynamics area for driver development, short and long-term garage buildings, locker room and shower facilities, vehicle maintenance facilities, and a professional driving school. The Clubhouse will feature spectacular views of the White Mountains, function rooms, a pool, tennis courts, an automobile museum, additional locker rooms, a closed circuit media center, and an elegant restaurant.
For more information on Valley Motorsports Park or Club Motorsports, Inc., visit www.clubmotorsports.com. For all press inquires, please contact Scott Tranchemontagne at (603) 625-5713 x 222 and for membership information, please contact a Club Motorsports membership representative at 603-437-3278.