Construction possible at former golf course in Merrillville

2014-03-04T21:20:00Z 2014-03-05T15:34:19Z Construction possible at former golf course in MerrillvilleChas Reilly chas.reilly@nwi.com, (219) 662-5324 nwitimes.com

MERRILLVILLE | New homes could be coming to the site of the former Broadmoor Country Club.

Matt Lake, executive director of Merrillville's Stormwater Utility, met with Jim Regan, of Energy Smart Home Builders, regarding Regan's interest in purchasing vacant lots at the Foxmoor residential community along U.S. 30 and west of Whitcomb Street, Lake said during Tuesday's Stormwater Management Board meeting.

Lake, who is examining drainage on the property, said the lots are currently bank-owned.

A portion of the Foxmoor property is in Schererville, Merrillville Zoning Director Dorinda Gregor said.

The Broadmoor Country Club closed more than a decade ago.

Development of the property was discussed for years before officials from Merrillville and Schererville granted approvals for the Foxmoor residential community.

Plans for the development include construction of homes on more than 100 lots, Gregor said.

The original developer of the Foxmoor subdivision, GCC Merrillville Venture, started construction of some homes about five years ago.

Town Councilman Tom Goralczyk said two duplexes, a single-family home and some utilities were created there before the development "stalled out."

Lake said the layout of the duplexes and single-family homes proposed for Foxmoor are expected to remain the same if Regan pursues construction there.

Town officials said they would welcome new home construction in Merrillville.

"We're actually looking forward to residential development kicking up," Lake said.

Gregor said some aspects of the development would have to be reviewed again by the town's Plan Commission before any new construction could start at Foxmoor.

Regan could not be reached for comment Tuesday night.

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