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Community unites to oppose redevelopment project

April 09, 2021 - 13:58
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The process of considering rezoning requests for the Calumet Country Club redevelopment project was one for the history books.

Homewood Mayor Richard Hofeld, who has been involved in village government since the mid-1970s, said the community response to the proposed redevelopment of the country club in February and March was more intense than anything he can remember. 

Local environmental advocacy group to host community clean-up this weekend

March 23, 2021 - 21:57
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South Suburbs for Greenspace over Concrete (SSGOC) is hosting a service weekend on March 27 and 28 to show the unified commitment of Homewood and Hazel Crest residents to protecting, preserving, and enhancing the beauty of the Southland. 

On Saturday, March 27, the group will be removing post-snow trash accumulation in Homewood and will do the same in Hazel Crest Sunday, March 28.

Future of Calumet Country Club development unclear 

March 12, 2021 - 21:14
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The future of the property on which the Calumet Country Club sits is unclear, after a recent vote in Homewood and Cook County officials saying a forest preserve purchase is unlikely.

Homewood approved a settlement with developer Diversified Partners of Arizona on Jan. 26. Plans were for a distribution warehouse and the agreement included rezoning the property and other incentives. 

Homewood votes down rezoning for trucking depot

March 10, 2021 - 14:04
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A proposed trucking warehouse hit a major pothole Tuesday as the Homewood village board voted down a proposal to rezone the property to make way for the project. 

“Nowhere in our comprehensive plan has it ever said that a loud, diesel-fueled, smog-inducing, tree-killing and road-wrecking trucking hub would be a good idea for our future development,” Trustee Lisa Purcell said. 

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