Plymouth Township could get new Northville Downs horse racing facility

Harness racing could be coming to Plymouth Township.

Reps from Northville Downs this week submitted a proposal to construct a new procedure in northwest Plymouth Township, just a handful of miles from the recent place at 7 Mile and Sheldon Highway in Northville.

The current Northville Downs web-site was sold in 2018 to Hunter Pasteur Houses. The organization is preparing to establish the land with 450 new residences, industrial house and parks, but for now, Northville Downs is continuing operations, with stay racing scheduled for April by means of September of 2023.

The new undertaking, dubbed Northville Downs at Plymouth Township, is proposed on section of a 128-acre parcel in close proximity to the southwest corner of Five Mile and Ridge roadways. The location is within Michigan Global Technology Corridor (MITC).

In accordance to the submitted ideas, the initial section of the proposed task, if approved by Plymouth Township, would incorporate construction of a 50 %-mile oval harness racetrack, a two-tale, 4,900-square-foot grandstand with a massive patio for standing home race viewing, a 23,000-sq.-foot racing constructing, a 35,000-square-foot horse barn and a 3,200-square-foot upkeep creating.

A rendering shows what the proposed Northville Downs in Plymouth Township could look like.

An predicted long run period of the proposed task, pending legislative acceptance, is the design and operation of a 54,000-square-foot gaming facility with added parking.

The challenge could arrive ahead of the Plymouth Township Arranging Commission as before long as February, but an agenda has not still been set. If the challenge is authorised by the planning commission, it will then go in advance of the Plymouth Township Board of Trustees for thought.