Our township is about to receive a Planned Residential Development inside an existing public (privately owned) golf course. The idea is that the course will go from 18 holes to 9, with 3 of the holes surrounding the residential and commercial areas (very tightly, I might add!). The developer wants to count the golf course as "common open space". Our definition of "common open space" is "a parcel or parcels of land or and area of water, or a combination of land and water within a development site which is open space designed and intended for the use or enjoyment of residents of a development."
The site contains a creek which is currently mowed to the banks and a very large floodplain.
My dilemna is whether the golf course should be counted as open space, or looked at as the commercial use that it is and excluded from "common open space".
I'm very interested in your thoughts!
(nerudite) Since this discussion is tied to the processing of plan, it has been moved to the Land Use, Development and Zoning forum.