Texas racetrack owners are committed to long-term investments. The racing industry currently employs approximately 36,000 individuals, and represents $5.5 billion of economic activity in the state. With the revenue from state controlled slot machines, the industry plans to develop those investments even further.
Along with the additions of slot machines, racetrack owners will create world class entertainment locations with cutting edge technology. Among their many amenities, these state of the art facilities would include shops, restaurants, entertainment venues, convention space and much more. In addition to the new investment in non-racing businesses and attractions, there will be significant renovations and expansion of current racing facilities to include redesigned paddocks and suite levels.
Sam Houston Race Park Development Plans
Employing an open-air format with well planned intra-site transit, ingress and egress, the Master Plan distributes hidden parking and transportation infrastructure throughout the development.
Developing a destination that builds from the racing and entertainment offering, hotel & spa and lifestyle retail features enhance the experience and combine with the residential, office and convention components to create a work and play environment.
Enhanced waterways and features maximize the natural assets of the site while providing a backdrop to the overall experience. The design plan incorporates cooling stations and chill zones promoting the pedestrian feel of the project.
New urbanism principles inspire multiple layers of pedestrian level amenities; urban street furniture, covered pathways, natural shade and other architectural features provide relief from the elements and instill a unique sense of place and identity.