Golf course strata pitched

A gated golf community is being teed up in Armstrong

A gated golf community is being teed up in Armstrong.

Local realtor Patrick Place has applied to the city  to rezone property at the Royal York Golf Course into a strata development.

“We’re planning 46 units,” said Place.

There would be 15 large lots 60 x 140 in size, another 15 lots would be 40 x 100 and there would be 16 duplex-style townhouses.

The development would be located on the existing RV park and former driving range at the golf course.

The course’s maintenance buildings would be relocated.

Place’s vision would call for units to be built similar in style to the new clubhouse that was erected at Royal York following a devastating fire in the old clubhouse in 2009.

“They would have existing timber frame, natural stone, and a rustic kind of look with ornate street lights, and wider streets for golf carts,” said Place. “There would be security gates so people can lock up and leave in the winter.

“It’s the kind of lifestyle people are looking for at a price that’s affordable.”

People living within the community would have direct access to the golf course.

In a report to council, city staff say the proposed amendments are consistent with the general objectives of the city’s official community plan.

Armstrong council approved first two readings of the bylaw application, and a public hearing on the matter has been scheduled for 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 14 in council chambers at city hall.

Place will hold an open house on his proposal on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. at the Royal York Golf Course.