After lying completely dormant since 2014, the executive course is about to become condominiums, following a City Council vote to rezone the property for residential development. The financially troubled golf facility, which also had an 18-hole course, has been closed since developer PD Holdings purchased it out of bankruptcy in 2011.
After lying completely dormant since 2014, the 9-hole course at Palm Desert (Calif.) CC is about to become condominiums, following this month’s 3-2 City Council vote to rezone the property for residential development, The Desert Sun of Palm Springs, Calif. reported.
The financially troubled golf facility, which also had an 18-hole course, has been closed since developer PD Holdings purchased it out of bankruptcy in 2011. The company is now free to build what they say will be 69 condominium units on the former site of the smaller course, The Desert Sun reported.
The 3-2 vote concluded several years of debate about the fate of the golf club property, The Desert Sun reported. PD Holdings Representative Moe Sihota, after receiving no offers to purchase and operate either or both of the courses, had argued for some time that the properties were unsustainable as a golf enterprise. Some area residents and Council representatives are still holding out hope that at least some of the property can remain open space, if not golf.
PD Holdings’ plans for the redevelopment of the land include 69 condominium units as well as pools, tennis courts, a playground and a walking trail, The Desert Sun reported.
Eric Ceja, a Principal Planner for Palm Desert, told The Desert Sun that the city’s staff is continuing to develop an open space residential overlay zone, which would create standards for the redevelopment of former golf courses, including provisions to preserve open space and add amenities like parks and trails.
For the complete story, go to https://www.desertsun.com/story/money/real-estate/2018/06/04/palm-desert-country-club-rezone-clears-way-69-condominiums/671327002/
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