On Saturday Jayson Peterson, the General Manager at Plantation Country Club, sent out an email to the membership letting us know of the plans to develop 3 home sites on what is now #16 tee box (see illustration below).
It certainly doesn’t look like there is room on that tee box for 3 home sites, but we have been told the lots would be approximately 12,000 square feet in size and the homes as large as 4,000 square feet. All the building sites would be the required 70 feet from the river.
The changes required to the course would be the redesign of #15 green and a change to the #16 tee boxes. The preliminary drawings show a change to the ponds, which could definitely use some work. Glass Creek has told us one of their goals is to clean up the water in the ponds and keep the ponds full.
Garden City has required Glass Creek to go through a complete application process. That includes a complete Design Review, neighborhood meetings, Planning and Zoning, and City Council approval prior to construction.
According to Glass Creek this is the only development, other than the future development along State Street, that they are considering. The remainder of the golf course will remain an 18-hole golf course. As we have been for over a year, we will continue to monitor the progress and attempt to keep you all informed of the changes being considered and the progress being made.
Thanks for your support,
Save Plantation Coalition
The following is the message from Glass Creek, LLC, owner of Plantation Country Club:
April 11, 2020
In an effort to be transparent with our members we wanted to make you aware of a proposed change to the golf course. Glass Creek, LLC, owner of the Plantation Country Club, has submitted to Garden City for a “Design Review” to review a site plan for three custom infill lots. The site is located at the south end of Hole #16 adjacent to the Boise River between N. Plantation River Dr. and W. Gramarcy Ln.
The proposed custom infill lot development is consistent with the Garden City Comprehensive Plan Land Use Designation of Residential Low Density and the R-2 Low Density Residential Zoning and Development standards.
At the request of City staff, Glass Creek is proposing public ped/bike/golf cart connectivity between W. Gramarcy Ln. and Plantation River Dr. via a portion of the relocated golf cart path. Public use is subject to Homeowners Association approving public access through the 10’ pedestrian walkway easement on Lot 90. If not approved by the Association, public access will be denied, and the existing safety fence will remain on the golf course at the walkway on Lot 90.
Brian Curley, the golf course architect engaged by Glass Creek, has prepared a concept design for the reconfiguration of the green on existing hole #15 (future hole #6) and redesign of existing hole #16 (future hole #7) to fit with the planned lot improvements. His concept enhances the golf experience and improves the function and appearance of the two existing and poorly functioning ponds.
Although development on the lots may commence prior to the overall golf course reconfiguration, it will have minimal impact on play. A new or temporary tee box will be constructed prior to closure of the old tee boxes. The pond and # 15 green re-shaping will be done at a later date during the overall golf course reconfiguration.
Again, we wanted to share this information to be as transparent as possible. We will keep you posted of the timing as we progress.
(Concept Design with Lot Improvements)