“Bloomingdale officials have set aside four hours Tuesday night to hear from consultants and residents about a controversial proposal to build houses on a shuttered golf course.
They admit it probably won’t be enough time.
More than 700 people crowded into a high school auditorium last month to learn about K. Hovnanian Homes’ plan to transform roughly 191 acres at Indian Lakes Resort into a neighborhood for empty nesters.
Just as many, if not more, are expected to show up when the public hearing resumes at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the auditorium at Lake Park High School’s East Campus, 600 S. Medinah Road, Roselle.
“The goal is for the village’s consultants to finish their presentation and to begin letting residents share their thoughts about the project,” Village Administrator Pietro Scalera said.
First ILR LLC, which owns the 223-acre Indian Lakes property along Schick Road, permanently closed the 27-hole golf course and a conference center in late 2016 as part of an effort to preserve the hotel.
Now K. Hovnanian Homes is seeking village permission to redevelop the former golf course land into an “active lifestyle” community for residents 55 and older that would be called Four Seasons at Indian Lakes.”