During a planning and zone meeting, the commissioners discussed how the plans for the golf course are being advanced.
MIDLAND, Texas – Nueva Vista Golf Course has been a big talking point for many Midlanders over the past few months. Many people in the city and in the Grassland Estates want to prevent the golf course from being converted into many apartments.
The Midland Planning and Zoning Commission voted on a zoning change for the golf course from an agricultural property to a planned development area.
It was a decision that many of the Midland residents present were not pleased with.
“The developer wants the golf course to be closed. He wants to build 620 apartments out there. That’s a lot of apartments in a small area. We’re not happy with that, but the planning and zoning is just an advisory body to the city council staff, “said Autumn Winkles, a resident of Grassland Estates.
Many people who attended the meeting had various concerns about the proposed development and the exhibition being shown. One of the biggest concerns was drainage.
With some of the last major rains Midland received, flooding has been an issue in areas near the golf course, and local residents fear the proposed development could cause further problems.
However, Winkles believes that if the golf course were converted into a green space and done correctly, Midland could have a green space that can rival some of the larger cities in Texas with green spaces.
“There are so many Texan cities with multifunctional green spaces. Golf courses with walking paths, fishing docks, kayaking areas and butterfly gardens. There’s no reason Midland couldn’t have the same things, and not just one, but several. ”“ Winkles said.
But even if the planning and development committee has voted on it, the fate of the golf course is not set in stone. The city council will look into the matter again in November.