Save historic golf course for College Arms Park - A recreation/events center for Deland

Save historic golf course for College Arms Park - A recreation/events center for Deland

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Dave Ballesteros started this petition to Mayor Bob Apgar and

Deland is a historic and beautiful town that was started and grew in the early 1900's with the lure of amenities such as golf, a nice hotel and a vibrant downtown. It has been continually jeopardized by the excessive development by mass builders who are putting in low cost housing with zero lot lines, just to make some quick money for themselves. The old golf course, formerly known as Southridge (then Sandhills) which is very close to the heart of town, is the next target. A community of 861 dwelling units is being planned, some on lots as narrow as 40 feet wide! The developer is requesting that the property, currently zoned for recreational use be re-zoned for residential to clear the way for the building. The problem is, this land was the town dump up through the1950's, back when there was very little regulation on what hazardous materials could be disposed of and those items are still down there! It is fine for surface level use (such as golf) but digging up the ground could cause irreparable damage. Meanwhile, the game of golf is as healthy as ever, with more people playing everyday. The ideal use of this land would be a golf related event center, complete with lighted practice areas, a nine-hole course, and a place to host banquets, corporate and other outings (where safe to put those amenities). This would be a positive draw to the area and benefit the community far more than yet another housing development, which will also cause traffic and other infrastructure issues in the increasingly dense part of town. Please sign if you object to this and would rather see a multi-purpose facility that will provide joy and entertainment to people of all ages!

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