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Work begins on motorsports park
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Work is underway on Atlanta Motorsports Park.


Developer Jeremy Porter held an event March 18 to announce that the business had secured permits to move forward with construction of the 152-acre car park site in northwestern Dawson County.


Porter received a land disturbance permit from city of Dawsonville officials March 15, according to City Administrator and Clerk Kim Cornelison.


“They went through all of the professional agencies that require scrutiny of the plans, and finally, everything was met to everyone’s satisfaction so the permit could be issued,” Cornelison said.


Porter said “the city really dotted the i’s and crossed the t’s. They had outside people look at it, and wanted to make sure everything was exact.”


The motorsports park is currently at the center of a lawsuit with neighboring property owners, who own a home and horse farm across from the site.


A motion to dismiss the lawsuit was denied in November, when a judge ruled the plaintiffs could move forward.


Plans for the car park include nearly three miles of high performance road course for two- and four-wheel vehicles, a members-only lounge, 10,000 square-foot clubhouse, pool and hiking trails.