Master Plan Project Status - November 21, 2019

West Golf Course Renovation – Earthwork

After a delay from Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FLDEP)  of over sixty days, we have just received clearance to resume construction activities in order to complete renovations of the three golf holes (#1, #9, and #18) on the West golf course. The clearance from FLDEP will allow South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) to issue the necessary permit to excavate and create two new lakes. Our contractor, Hardrives, will remobilize their equipment and resume work after Thanksgiving. Our golf course contractor will be starting work simultaneously.  

The past several months have been extremely frustrating for our management team and your Board, as dealing with Palm Beach County government bureaucracies has been a challenge. But we have now managed to secure the needed approvals to move the project forward. Once the earthwork resumes, we anticipate approximately four months to complete all the earthwork and the three new golf holes, weather permitting. We will keep members updated on an ongoing basis as to when all 18 holes on the west will be ready for play.  

Eastpointe Zoning Update:
On November 7th Palm Beach County Zoning Commission approved our application to reconfigure the Eastpointe PUD Master Plan. This approval creates the three new parcels, permitting the 75 home subdivision, a new 3.4 acre Recreation Pod for the construction of our proposed 15,000 sq. ft. Recreation Center, and amends the golf course parcel for the reconfigured west course. The Zoning Commission received over 100 positive responses from Eastpointe residents in support of our application.  

On Monday, November 25th the Palm Beach County Board of Commissioners will vote to approve this application, which is now on their “Consent Agenda”. Once our application is approved, our consultants will be submitting an application for site plan approval for the 75 lot subdivision, which will take approximately three months to approve.  

Bistro/Fitness Center Plans:
REG Architects are completing final building construction plans for the new Recreation Center complex.  Our project team is in the process of selecting an interior design firm that will be responsible all the interior finishes including furniture and fixtures for the bistro, bar, and pool areas. REG anticipates that final building drawings will be completed in January. Once these plans are completed we will begin discussions with general contractors to obtain competitive bids for construction.  

Finally, your Board of Governors is excited about the coming year. You will all see the completion of the west golf course renovation and the reopening of all 18 holes. The start of construction of the Recreation Center complex will begin later in the year, as well as the start of construction by our developer/partner, Schickedanz Realty, of the 75 new homes. We are sure there will be disruptions and bumps in the road along the way. We ask that you please continue to be patient as we move Eastpointe County Club into the future.  

We will continue to keep members updated on a regular basis as progress moves forward.   

Paul Rogers
Club President  

Construction Update