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Homewood officials: Retaining Calumet Country Club will be difficult

The ongoing battle over Calumet Country Club hasn't been easy and it won't find a simple conclusion. That was the message Homewood officials provided to about 100 residents at a special meeting Wednesday night held to address the latest updates about attempts to disconnect the property from the village.
 

Homewood trustees call special meeting to discuss Calumet Country Club

Homewood trustees will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 4, to provide an update to the community on the propose redevelopment of Calumet Country Club, 175th Street and Dixie Highway. 

The meeting will be held at the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District Auditorium, 2010 Chestnut Road.

Homewood board denounces trucking center plans

Editor's note: This is the third story in a series exploring the proposed redevelopment of Calumet Country Club.
 
The Homewood Board of Trustees have denounced plans for a trucking center development in place of the Calumet Country Club.
 
During a special meeting July 18, board members and Mayor Rich Hofeld were in agreement that the proposed plans by Arizona-based Diversified Partners CRE would be too intense for the area.
 

Homewood trustees to hold special meeting Thursday

The Homewood Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 1. The meeting will include an opportunity for public comment followed by a closed session for trustees to discuss actual litigation and purchase or lease of real property.
 

Homewood residents offer ideas, urge village to fight redevelopment project

From the perspective of Homewood officials and residents at a special board of trustees meeting Thursday, July 18, the proposed redevelopment of Calumet Country Club appears to be a doubly bad deal: a big loss and a bad gain.

The loss would be a historic country club and nearly 130 acres of open land. The gain would be a fulfillment center, but it comes with a significant increase in truck traffic.

Calumet Country Club disconnect petition prompts Homewood officials to act

A redevelopment plan for the historic Calumet Country Club on Homewood's north side has village officials and residents alarmed.

The current proposal by Diversified Partners CRE, which has a contract to purchase the golf course at 2136 175th St., would redevelop the property as a transportation and distribution center that could have more than 300 trucks per day going in and out, according to Homewood officials.

Developer proposes annexing Calumet Country Club to Hazel Crest to enable development of trucking center

Homewood trustees will hold a special board meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 18, to discuss a developer's proposal to convert Calumet Country Club into a trucking center.

In December 2018, Diversified Partners CRE, a developer headquartered in Arizona, approached the village with a plan to develop a trucking facility at the northwest corner of Dixie Highway and 175th Street, which includes 116 acres in Homewood and 12 acres are in Hazel Crest. 

Calumet Country Club open to the public for the first time

Last year, Calumet Country Club officials were not certain whether the golf course would be open in 2019, but it is — and it is open to the public for the first time in its history. The 118-year-old club has been part of Homewood for 102 years, fronting 175th Street just west of Dixie Highway, and in that time it has been a members-only organization.

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