By: Sharon Aron Baron
After several unsuccessful attempts, Woodmont Country Club in Tamarac is proposing building new homes on a portion of one of their golf courses
First, proposed in 2006, the original plan called for more than 600 condominiums on the Pines course which was rejected by the homeowners and city.
Mark Schmidt, the owner of Woodmont Country Club, has now entered into an agreement with Zaveco Development, LLC, a residential developer, and builder, to sell the property to them and Zaveco has submitted plans for only 152 single-family homes, a substantial reduction from the original concept as well as from the proposed 400+ townhouses and single-family homes contemplated by Schmidt in 2010. Additionally, the new plan rebuilds 9 holes of the Pines golf course (which is currently closed) and provides a new clubhouse and amenity complex with guarantees of an ongoing operation for a 27 hole golf and country club.
The three and four bedrooms homes would be priced at $300,000.
Before preparing the plan for this development, the Zaveco Development team met with members of the Woodmont community to obtain their input, subsequently holding five separate public meetings to explain the proposed plan and how it would impact their community. After receiving input from the residents, the developer made several modifications to the plan to accommodate the residents’ concerns.
“Instead of what now are views of an unattractive open field, every one of the existing residences within our development area that previously viewed the Pines course will again be provided with premium views of golf, water and/or new private green belts, nature areas and open spaces, maintained by the golf course operation, and be fully buffered from the new development,” said marketing consultant Daniel Levitan who is working with the Zaveco team.
“We have filed for a land use amendment, not rezoning per se, and that involves approvals from not only the City of Tamarac but also Broward County and the State of Florida, a far more complex process than just a rezoning,” said Levitan.
Tentatively, the first public hearing at the Tamarac plan commission has been scheduled for December 5th, but that date may change depending upon the city’s review with their consultants of the submission details.