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What is this place???
G.O.T.A: Private personal warehouse space primarily for motorsports enthusiasts given the close proximity to Circuit Of The Americas ™ . Also RV and boat owners, other hobbyists and those that need additional storage space for their treasures in our private, gated and secure complex.
1. What is G.O.T.A and what is the G.O.A?
G.O.T.A: G.O.T.A = Garages of the Americas and G.O.A = Garage Owners Association, a non-profit organization that manages the complex affairs. Comprised of the declarants (developers) and unit owners, they set direction for the complex, manage affairs and maintenance fees, design approvals, plan events etc.
2. When will the units be ready and the standard available single units, what is included?
G.O.T.A: We are shooting for early 2022. Even though a year and a half of planning has already taken place, there is still much more to do. As quickly as is possible is the answer. More info on what is included is available on the "Unit Features" webpage.
3. Are you pre-selling units? And what is the pricing?
G.O.T.A: Absolutely pre-selling and we know early buyers want to be near the CHILLOUT clubhouse. With a small deposit you can secure and pick your unit now and we will even let you move to another unit in the complex if you desire. Your deposit will be refundable up until 65 days before your estimated closing date when your unit will be ready. Pricing: We have not quite landed on final pricing, there are still a lot of design moving objects being worked out and surprises abound. We are close to having this nailed down. Generally speaking as a starting place and to keep people from thinking " these are going to be crazy expensive", prices will be from the low 200's for our smallest 1,350 square foot unit. Email us for more info.
4. Can I finish out and customize my unit however I want to? What are some examples of what I can do, especially on the 2nd story mancave/womancave floor?
G.O.T.A: Yes within reason and must be to code and your plans for your unit approved by the Garage Owners Association (G.O.A). Example of buildout ideas include a full bathroom with shower, 1/2 bath, living areas, office, kitchen, bar, game tables, theater room etc. Think MAN or WOMAN CAVE!
5. Can I live in my unit?
G.O.T.A: No you cannot live fulltime as a resident in your unit. While you as an owner will have 24/7 access to your unit, they are not for long term occupancy or to live in as a resident. However we have received preliminary approval for mixed use and we are considering constructing a full time residence building based on interest. If you would be interested in a full-time residence at our complex please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know.
6. Can I run a business out of my unit?
G.O.T.A: This is very much a work in progress. In general the entire complex is a private member/owner only complex. However there may be some cases allowed that are harmonious to the complex. The G.O.A must approve all requests to run a businesses from your unit. In no case will any business be permitted that charges an access fee nor any kind of animal or pet condo, pet sitting business. Any retail business that needs to serve a walk-in public customer base is specifically not permitted.
Specific questions should be submitted to info@gota.VIP You should not reserve a unit with intentions that haven't been discussed.
7. Are there monthly maintenance fee's for my unit? An annual amenity fee? What about insurance?
G.O.T.A: Yes. Very similar to a fee-simple condo arrangement. Maintenance fees will be based on your floor level square footage and managed by the Garage Owners Association (G.O.A). These maintenance fees and an annual amenity fee will cover all common shared areas, clubhouse attendant, landscaping, exterior of the buildings, the gates and entrance, security cameras, lighting, the clubhouse and common amenities, and water and sewage for the entire complex. Water and sewage cannot really be individually metered so we will have to keep an eye on this. Individual unit owners if using excess water may be assessed additional fees. Property/casualty insurance and liability insurance is maintained by the association. Each owner will be required to keep insurance on their unit at a minimum and it is recommended you insure your contents. Lastly fees will also include a contribution to a reserve fund for future improvements as well as a capital reserve fund.
8. Can I lease my unit out?
G.O.T.A: Yes - you own it. The G.O.A must approve all leases and tenants and if your tenant wants to run a business approve that as well.
8b: Can I lease individual car spaces out to people for storage?
G.O.T.A: No you may not. The idea of the complex is owners and members have access to the complex, not permitting people that are doing a partial rental have access to the complex. Contact the G.O.A if you have questions about this.
9: Can I purchase a garage condo unit with a friend or a partnership?
G.O.T.A: Yes of course you may. Each garage condo unit may have (2) owners listed per unit.
10. Are the garage condos part of Circuit Of The Americas™ property?
G.O.T.A: No they are not. As noted elsewhere on this website, we are across the street from Circuit Of The Americas™ . Not on the property. Circuit Of The Americas™ is a world class facility and we are a proud neighbor.
11. Can I re-sell my unit?
G.O.T.A: Absolutely. Some owners are going to customize their unit and they will be worth a lot of money on re-sale. Others may keep them like they are and still re-sell them as the prices in the complex rise and the construction of all phases is complete and no units are left for sale.
12. Is there financing available? Is there financing to outfit my unit(s)? What about owner financing?
G.O.T.A: Yes of course and G.O.T.A is working with preferred lenders now to suggest for potential buyers to purchase your unit. Those same lenders are going to also offer build out financing packages. Owner financing - we are considering.
13. Can I combine units to get bigger space? Will an RV, camper or trailer fit in my unit?
G.O.T.A: Yes you can combine for up to 45,000 square footage (plus 2nd story) and all units include 14' overhead garage doors that allow RV, camper and trailer heights. Even the 2nd stories will be 14' off the ground to allow clearance below of RV's, tall trailers and of course car lifts without the roof of the car up top hitting the ceiling.
14. Can I use the CHILLOUT clubhouse for a gathering, party, my kids birthday party? And who is CHILLOUT?
G.O.T.A: Yes of course owners will be able to reserve areas of the clubhouse. Phase 1 founding members get priority. CHILLOUT as in CHILLOUT SYSTEMS - driver cooling products. Check them out at www.chilloutsystems.com CHILLOUT is a G.O.T.A complex sponsor and the clubhouse is named after them. So "CHILLOUT" at the clubhouse. We like it.
15. Can I have visitors and guests visit me at G.O.T.A?
G.O.T.A: Yes you may take guests with you into the complex and temporary access can be extended to visitors or guests. Your guests or visitors may NOT be on the property without the owner(s) present or use the CHILLOUT clubhouse amenities without the owner(s) present.
16. How do I plan my party or event at the clubhouse?
G.O.T.A: The CHILLOUT clubhouse will have a full time teammate that handles that and other concierge services.
17. Will there be someone on-site that can work on my car, prep it for a track day or race event? Is transport available to the track? What about racing supplies? Can I get CHILLOUT systems somewhere on-site?
G.O.T.A: Yes Chris Taylor Racing Services will be located on the property for all these needs including transport and an on-site store for all your go-fast needs including CHILLOUT systems. He will also offer discounts for members. In addition we encourage member owners to help each other of course!
18. Are sponsor opportunities available? Are there preferred vendors with discounts available?
G.O.T.A: Yes of course, both. If interested contact us. Also preferred vendors with discounts will be announced soon for flooring, garage cabinets, LED lighting, and car lifts. There will also be a preferred provider for insurance that offers a discount on your minimum insurance policy that will be required for your unit as well as track day insurance and other forms of insurance needs you may have, all discounted since you are a member owner.
19. Will there be models available to look at?
G.O.T.A: Yes there will. At least 1 model unit will be built out and finished, complete with preferred vendor supplied build out items and car lifts. We had plans for more but demand meant we put the additional ones up for sale!
20. Can I use G.O.T.A to fully customize my unit?
G.O.T.A: We are considering this, however we think owners will be better off engaging whoever they want. We also think as owners customize their units word will travel fast and suppliers and providers will emerge. We will have a short list of pre-approved vendors that can be engaged also that have already been vetted and approved for the complex.
21. Will there be events at G.O.T.A?
G.O.T.A: Yes of course. Car shows, vendor showcases, track day events, food truck visits, meet ups and parties. There will be a lot of events and owners and vendors can sponsor or host events. on their own as well, inside the CHILLOUT Clubhouse or outside events.
22. How do I feel good about the security?
G.O.T.A: The entire property will be canvased in security cameras and tall security fencing around the property. Everything and everyone coming and going will also be recorded. Lastly each unit is pre-wired for security and we encourage you to install it.
23. I saw a vacuum and air compressor area is in the plans. What else might evolve to be part of the complex?
G.O.T.A: We are going to let YOU the owners help decide what else the complex incudes over time and how the G.O.A spends the maintenance fees and annual amenity fee as part of capital improvements. We want the complex to be world class and we hope you will be part of that evolution of what we haven't thought of yet.
24. Can I park my trailer inside my unit? Is outside trailer parking available?
G.O.T.A: Yes you can park your trailer inside your unit. Outside trailer parking we have some plans for this we are considering and while the complex is being planned out we are looking at this.
25. Is there a broker/agent that can handle my unit purchase or re-sell?
G.O.T.A: Yes. Mark Martin and Company is the exclusive broker and agent for Garages of the Americas. Mason Bleasdell is a member of Mark Martin and Company and is the agent for the complex.
26. If I didn't want to buy a unit, but I wanted to be a member of the complex to hang out with car enthusiasts, use the clubhouse etc. is that possible?
G.O.T.A: No. However we are considering memberships to belong to the cool kid club. If you have an interest in this let us know email@example.com
27. Can I AirBNB my unit for big events at Circuit of the Americas or to other races for track days, SCCA, NASA etc.?
G.O.T.A: No you may not. As the units are not made or intended for residential purposes they shouldn't be advertised for that purpose when it is not permitted.
28. Are there initiation fees for members?
No initiation with exception purchase of a unit may require a few months of maintenance fees up front. We may require an annual amenity fee be paid for the current calendar year that you close in (pro-rated). This is still TBD.
29. Will the G.O.A (Garage Owners Association have an annual budget and since it is a non-profit does that mean 100% of the money will be spent within the complex?
G.O.T.A: Yes as a non-profit there will be an annual budget, managed by the G.O.A and published for the members fully transparent. All maintenance fees collected will be spent within the complex and the only planned reserves are some level of capital reserves to continue to improve the complex over time. A schedule of replacement items will be constructed also. Examples are clubhouse furniture will eventually be replaced, general maintenance performed etc.
30: If I put a deposit down to hold a unit I want, can I change my mind and back out? What if I decide I want to buy a different unit am I screwed?
G.O.T.A: You CAN change your mind. Your deposit will be refundable up until a formal notification of when your unit will be ready. This is likely to be 60-90 days before your unit is move in ready. And yes of course you can decide you want to put a deposit down on Unit X and then change your mind to take Unix Y (a bigger one hopefully) and as long as you aren't in your notification period should be fine and even then we may consider it.
31: I want to buy 2 units side by side with a friend and combine as a double unit. Is that possible?
G.O.T.A: Yes of course. We are going to build blocks of units out as move in ready. If you want to combine 2 units side by side as 1 buyer or with a friend we will need to know if you want the divider wall between your units. If you take units that are not yet finished out that will be easy and may result in some savings. If you take 2 units that are already divided with a center wall we can talk about removing the center wall and re-configuring the unit to be a larger single unit. You can combine as many units as you want up to 45,000 square feet or just over an acre under a single roof :)
31. What if I wanted to put an entire building say 10,000 square feet at the complex, is that possible?
G.O.T.A: It might indeed be possible to put a custom building, Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and let's chat about it.
32. The A1 building in Phase 1, what does it mean units will have a floating 2nd story?
G.O.T.A: A floating story means no "posts" within your unit. The 2nd story will be supported by posts within the walls. Aesthetically and to maximize your floor space and your own unit design we believe pre-installing the 2nd story in an entire building makes sense. Look at some other complex photos - we are likely the first complex to pre-install 2nd stories that are floating and don't have awkward ugly posts inside your unit. You will see a lot of pictures of units with posts and stairs ruining the space.
33. How big are the first 2 buildings in Phase 1 and how many units? And how high will the ceiling be upstairs for the mezzanine, short?
G.O.T.A: The A1 building with the pre-installed 2nd story is 102'x450' or 45,900 square feet. 28 units plus the CHILLOUT clubhouse. The A1 building side walls will be 23-25' high which means your upstairs 2nd story floor to ceiling height minimum will be 8 feet minimum on the forward side of the garage. The S1 building will be single story with 23-25'' end walls. There will be 15 units in the S1 building.
34. Will there be models to look at to get design ideas?
G.O.T.A: Yes several models will be fully built out mack daddy in Phase 1. Pre-construction there will be artist renderings on the website and at the sales center on the property.
35: Can I come and visit the site and sales center soon?
G.O.T.A: Yes we hope to have our sales center on-site very soon. Initially may require "by appointment only" so one of us can plan to drive over.
36. I saw somewhere there is going to be someone that works at the CHILLOUT Clubhouse and does some concierge service and event planning etc. Tell me more.
G.O.T.A: Yes this is correct. We will have a full-time person that works at the CHILLOUT Clubhouse and will wear multiple hats. While the complex is under construction for multiple phases of buildings and unit finishing this person will be handling sales and finish coordination. The other hat and the one that will become permanent will be working at the clubhouse for all of the members to use for event coordination, scheduling and planning, community complex events and yes some concierge services for the members. We also will have this person cover maintenance requests and fulfilling all the property upkeep service with vendors.
37. I can't afford a unit, are you going to have any smaller, cheaper units later?
G.O.T.A: Future phases include a very small quantity of very small units that are adjoining building mechanical and utility units. However our plans may change and if sales are brisk we will likely remove these small units. Simple supply and demand though, if you have interest in a smaller, cheaper unit in the future buildout of phases, send us an email so we know there is interest at email@example.com Up until this point there has been very little interest in smaller units.
38. Can I park and store my commercial vehicles inside my condos for my business or storage?
G.O.T.A: No you may not. The garage condos cannot be used to park and store commercial vehicles with multiple drivers in and out of the complex.
39. What is available for epoxy flooring for my unit?
G.O.T.A: We have already selected a preferred epoxy floor partner. ProTex is the name of the company and there is a webpage under "MORE" specifically showcasing some of their work and their contact information is there as well. We encourage you to contact them early as they will be busy at our complex! Their website is www.ProTexEpoxy.com and I recommend you contact them soon and start chatting. They are going to be in high demand soon.
40. How are the 2nd stories built?
G.O.T.A: They are steel constructed re-enforced heavy steel. Owners can apply carpet, tile or wood to their 2nd story floor.
41. Can I grow medical marijuana now or in the future in my unit?
G.O.T.A: No not now or at any time in the future. There will be some restrictions on the list of approved used for the complex and this will be on the restrictions list as a matter of G.O.A policy. You can't grow anything in your unit for that matter without approval from the G.O.A.
42. How will insurance be handled?
G.O.T.A: The G.O.A will carry a complex wide insurance policy and liability policy for all building exteriors and all common areas including the ChillOut Clubhouse that will be shared by all owners. Individual unit owners will be required to carry an insurance policy that covers their own unit, any interior improvements and their contents. More information will be available soon on this including a preferred insurance partner that will have discounted insurance packages available for our owner/members.
43 How are taxes paid and how are they assessed?
G.O.T.A: The G.O.A as part of fees collected will pay property taxes on all the common areas and land of the property. Individual owners will be responsible for their property tax for their unit as designated by Travis County. The units are all commercial property and assessments will be based on county tax rates and mill rate.
44. Can I live in a RV parked inside my unit or on the property somewhere?
G.O.T.A: No you may not. The units are not residential property and not designed for full-time living arrangements. No RV's will be parked and lived in within the complex either.
45. How are common areas and parking in front of my unit handled during scheduled hosted events on the G.O.A calendar?
G.O.T.A: Events will occasionally be held in support of the our garage condo community. As an owner during these events you will have the ability to block off the parking spaces in front f your unit(s) prior to a scheduled event for your own personal use. If you do not plan to attend and use your space, the spaces in front of your unit will be used for the event only during the scheduled event times. All other times when events are not going on the complex should only have owners/members in the complex that should as a matter of kindness and common sense not park in front of your neighbors garage condo.
46. Can I make alterations to the outside of my unit - like a window or pass thru areas because I want multiple units?
G.O.T.A: This is highly restricted. No exterior alterations including windows are permitted on the side of the garage condo unit that faces the drive aisles. Pass thru areas for multiple units will be approved with some limitations. All requests must be submited to the Garage Owner Association (G.O.A) board for approval.
47. Pets - Are they allowed in the complex and in the clubhouse?
G.O.T.A: Licensed and vaccinated pets that may not roam freely in the complex and must be leashed at all times. Pet owners will be responsible for any and all damages caused by pets including liability for causing harm to others. Pets with the exception of service animals are not allowed inside the clubhouse at any time.
48. Are the buildings going to be named?
G.O.T.A: Yes. They are going to be named after racetracks (other than Circuit Of The Americas ™ )
49 The fire lanes/drive lanes that are marked - can I park in them?
G.O.T.A; Nope never. Just like any other fire lane you should not park your unattended vehicle in them ever.
50. Are you guys planning to build another complex after this one?
G.O.T.A: God I hope not :)
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