“More than two years after the owner of Indian Lakes Resort announced plans to transform the Bloomingdale site’s former golf course into a neighborhood for empty nesters, residents are getting a chance to share their views.
Bloomingdale next week will hold the first of several public hearings on the proposal. The first is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday in the auditorium at Lake Park High School’s East Campus, 600 S. Medinah Road, Roselle.
“We are pleased the community conversation has begun about the appropriate use of the former golf course,” said Stephen Schwartz, manager of First ILR LLC, which owns the 223-acre Indian Lakes property along Schick Road.
“Our plan to reinvest, repurpose and reconnect the property to the community will retain open space, spur investments in stormwater infrastructure and generate millions of new annual tax revenue for local classrooms,” Schwartz said.
First ILR permanently closed the 27-hole golf course and a conference center in late 2016 as part of an effort to save and improve the hotel.
Now K. Hovnanian Homes is seeking village permission to redevelop the roughly 191 acres of former golf course land into an “active lifestyle” community for residents 55 and older that would be called Four Seasons at Indian Lakes.”