The City Commission of Parkland agreed to purchase part of the shuttered Heron Bay Golf Club, which could lead to the city working with a developer to build on much of it.
The commissioners voted 4-1 on Wednesday, Sept. 21st, to purchase 65 acres on the west side of Nob Hill Road, north of Heron Bay Boulevard, for $25.41 million from the North Springs Improvement District (NSID). The city will have a 90-day due diligence period before closing. Part of the land is in Parkland and part is in Coral Springs.
“Our commission is committed to developing the land in a way that ensures our unique Parkland charm and characteristics are honored and embraced,” Parkland Mayor Rich Walker said. “It is our intention to ultimately seek a developer who will partner with us to produce the desired outcome for all of our residents.”
The entire Heron Bay Golf Club property totals 220 acres. The NSID purchased the full site from Canada-based ClubLink for $32 million in 2021. The NSID, a quasi-government entity that provides water and drainage services for parts of Parkland and Coral Springs, issued a request for proposals to sell the 65 acres along Nob Hill Road to a developer.
Parkland officials decided to make an offer for the site so that their city, not the NSID, would determine how the site is used in the future.