By Suzanne Adams-Ockrassa
Attesa has submitted its final site plans for its Arizona International Raceway to Pinal County.
“This is an important milestone for us,” Pat Johnson, president of Attesa, stated in a press release on Monday.
The private motor sports racing facility is slated to be built on 2,300 acres south of Interstate 8 between Montgomery and Bianco roads. The project is expected to create 13,300 full-time jobs, with an additional 1,722 indirect jobs and bring in $1.8 billion annually in economic impact to the county, according to Attesa. The project was first announced in 2014 and received approval for its zoning from the Pinal County Board of Supervisors in February.
Bill Tybur from Danrick Builders, the company behind Attesa, said the organization hopes to break ground on the project in the spring. But before any work on the project can begin, the county will have to approve the site plan and a series of other permits, which may take three or four months, he said.