Luxury Car Storage Proposed for Broadview Heights
Jeff Badger of Club Motor Estates said he has signed papers to buy land from Shriners International for his proposed “car condo” development although the sale has not closed. The land is on Edgerton Road in Broadview Heights (Bob Sandrick/Northeast Ohio Media Group).
BROADVIEW HEIGHTS, Ohio – A Strongsville home builder wants to construct a luxury automobile-storage campus for car enthusiasts.
Jeff Badger would build the $25 million campus, Club Motor Estates, on about 16 acres off the south side of Edgerton Road, just east of Broadview Road.
“Think of it as a yacht club for car collectors,” Badger said. “You can buy a condo for your car.”
Collectors with antique and classic cars, hot rods and other high-end vehicles would keep their prizes on the campus, where they could host parties and events celebrating their cars.
On Monday, the Growth, Planning and Zoning Committee of Broadview Heights City Council referred the proposal to the city’s planning commission.
There will be events all year round for members and it will be open to the public at least once a month for events.
Badger said the campus would consist of eight buildings with 160 car storage units or “condos.” The soundproof, insulated units would have steel frames, cathedral ceilings, electricity, air conditioning and heating.
Car owners will buy the units, not rent them, with prices ranging from $60,000 to more than $500,000. The campus would include a clubhouse, ballroom with 400 seats, conference rooms, giant-screen TVs and offices.
“There will be events all year round for members and it will be open to the public at least once a month for events,” Badger said. Those events would include car shows and car-centric fundraisers.
This plan for Club Motor Estates was submitted to the city of Broadview Heights in September. Bob Sandrick, Northeast Ohio Media Group
The campus would contain driveways with street names like Motor City Boulevard, Gasoline Alley and Rumble Street. There would be curbs, signposts, landscaping and a detention pond.
“It will feel like a community, where like minded people come to enjoy their toys and swap stories, attend events on campus and, invite friends. This is NOT just a self-storage place,” Badger said.