Nearly a year after the Harvest Hills golf course was closed by its new owners, a proposal is before the City’s Planning Committee. They are hoping for approval to add 700 residential units on the old fairways.
The committee will decide if the special purpose recreation designation on the land will be changed to allow homes.
This is what always happens with this Council. The green space would not be developed if the Council simply maintained the current zoning. But it gives in to developers, like it did at Paskapoo slopes and Shawnee Slopes.
The council’s rationale is that the land is private, so the owners can do what they what with it. However, the owners knew what the zoning was when they bought the land, so why should the Council bail them out by rezoning and oh, by the way, increasing the value of the land.