At the regular board meeting, trustees will consider an agreement with Burns & McDonnell for phase one of the project, the engineering design.
The $813,000 contract will require a budget amendment to allocate money from the water and sewer fund.
The meeting will be held at the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District Auditorium, 2010 Chestnut Road.
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.
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.
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.
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.