Motorsports park for Airdrie area nixed by Rocky View County
Local landowners packed evening meeting to oppose use of agricultural land for proposed facility
The Rocky View County council has turned down an application to construct a 260-hectare race course northeast of Airdrie.
The proposed Rockyview Motorsports Park would have had multiple uses, including a race course, karting facility and driving training centre.
But councillors heard strong opposition Tuesday night when residents packed the council chamber for a meeting that lasted 10 hours.
Most of the project’s opponents said it was unsuitable for land that’s currently designated for ranching and farming.
In a written statement, county council said the developers can look at other appropriately zoned sites and resubmit an application if they wish.