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Ruling oks building on golf course

Judge clears way for adult community at former Calusa Country Club
October 28, 2014 01:30PM

A sign opposing Calusa Country Club development

A sign opposing Calusa Country Club development

A judge’s decision paves the way for the development of a former golf course in Kendall.

The move frees up the most significant parcel of untouched land in Miami-Dade County, 160 acres on a property formerly known as the Calusa Country Club, according to the Daily Business Review. Golf courses in Miami County are closing as a result of lower demand and higher operating costs. These untouched spaces are very attractive to developers.

Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Jennifer Bailey ruled earlier this month that the land was not protected from development under state law, disappointing nearby residents opposed to the owners’ plan to build an adult community on the shuttered golf course. [Daily Business Review] – Jennifer White Karp