Montville Township trustees will discuss a possible purchase of portions of the former Medina, Ohio club, which closed two years ago. The township is only interested in the 27-hole golf course, not the vacant buildings, with plans to create a park for residents that would include biking, sledding, hiking, and cross country skiing.
Montville Township trustees will meet January 22 to discuss the purchase of the former Blue Heron Golf Club in Medina, Ohio, the Medina-Gazette reported.
Trustee Jeff Brandon said they will consider buying the property to convert it to a public park, the Medina-Gazette reported.
“It’s a unique property, a very beautiful property, and it’s a unique opportunity to possibly acquire the land for a reasonable price,” Brandon said.
Brandon did not say what the cost might be, saying officials will not know the asking price until Wednesday, when they meet with Gregory Happ, the real estate lawyer for 6061 River Styx LLC, the company that owns the property, the Medina-Gazette reported.
The 27-hole golf course opened in 2005 but has been closed for two years. The clubhouse, which included a restaurant, is vacant and the golf course is overgrown, the Medina-Gazette reported.
The 6061 River Styx company owns eight parcels totaling more than 100 acres and valued at more than $1.4 million. However, the township would only be purchasing the vacant golf course land and not the buildings, the Medina-Gazette reported.
“We really don’t want anything to do with the actual clubhouse, but we would be interested in those acres for a park,” Brandon said. “We’ll have to see exactly how much property is involved, but there is seven miles of paved path already that would make for a very beautiful park for residents, for biking, sledding, hiking, cross country skiing, and other activities.”
If a deal is reached, the purchase likely would be paid out of the township’s general fund, the Medina-Gazette reported.
“In the end, if we can get the land for a very good price, we would just pay cash for it,” Brandon said.
While the park is intended to be part of the township, Brandon said, trustees would consider joining it with the Medina County Park District, the Medina-Gazette reported.