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The View Out the Back

This is the golf course in our back yard:

Neighbors scramble to save Palm Bay golf course
(Victor Thompson, Florida Today)

Retiree Charles Madge is on a mission to save Port Malabar Country Club’s 38-year-old golf course by any legal means possible. Just one problem: The course’s current owner, Palm Bay Greens, may want to build houses on it. Neighbors have spoken out against tentative plans to turn the private course into a residential development since Palm Bay Greens bought it for $3.8 million in June 2004.

They don’t do a very good job communicating when all these meetings are and such. I might have considered going. But I had no idea until I saw this article. Once the golf is gone, I probably would prefer a park to houses, but I’m not sure I’m going to go be an activist about it.

We of course were told that this was in the works before we bought the place, so it isn’t a surprise, but since moving in, this is probably only the second time I’ve seen something really talking about it. So I probably would have gone somewhere to find out more about what was going on. If only they’d left us a pamphlet or something.

2 comments to The View Out the Back

  • Abulsme

    Of course, about 13 hours after I post that, I sit down to go through my mail / bill pile and find that indeed, postmarked August 9th I had a notice of the community meeting referenced in the article. Plenty of time to have planned to go. I just hadn’t opened the envelope yet.

    Oops.

  • Abulsme

    Oh, and this is the group’s website that is trying to stop the housing development and get a park instead.

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