Plans include building an eight-hole training golf course and a new club facility. Neighbors expressed concerns for the community, environment and wildlife, including the large deer population.
An expansion project at the Kalamazoo (Mich.) Country Club is stirring up commotion with neighbors who are upset about the construction by their homes, WWMT reported. Plans include building an eight-hole training golf course and a new club facility, according to the City of Kalamazoo.
Although neighbors have voiced confusion about the plans, work continues at the site, WWMT reported.
“The country club certainly had an opportunity for outreach and engagement early on that I don’t feel they took advantage of,” neighbor Janis Hall said.
Hall, who lives in the Oakwood neighborhood and can see the construction from her dining room window, told WWMT she’s not thrilled about the changes happening.
“It’s very frustrating,” Hall said. “A lot of people have reached out to me with a tremendous amount of frustration.”
The construction work creates concerns for the community, environment and wildlife including the large deer population, Hall told WWMT.
“It’s had the wooded area around it with lots of animals and it’s been very unique,” Hall said. “To see that destructed is terrible.”
The construction approaches neighbor Andie Miller’s house, WWMT reported.
“I didn’t know it was going to get this far up,” Miller said.
Miller has felt left out of the whole process even though he said noisy bulldozers go by his house every day, WWMT reported.
“It actually went further up; it was quite intrusive in the beginning, and it was quite annoying no one even asked,” Miller said.
WWMT reached out to the Kalamazoo Country Club who declined to comment on the matter and the city, saying they have no further details to offer.