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What Should Move onto the Former Wolverine Golf Club's Land?

Most of the former golf club's land has been unused since the club shut down in 2004-05. What would you like to see built on these remaining acres?

You've lived in Macomb Township for five, 10, maybe 25 years, but have you ever had a say in community planning?

Despite its name, community planning is not a community-wide effort. We're going to change that–even if it's just in theory–here on Patch.

Taking a 21st-century spin on community planning, Patch is putting everything on the digital drawingboard and asking residents to share their visions for vacant properties in town.

Weekly, we'll present a new vacant building and ask you to tell us what you think would be the best use. Forget what zone it's in, ignore setback regulations, dump lot coverage rules and all the other zoning jargon that puts most people to sleep. If you had your way, what would you like to see there? What would be the best use for the community?

Last week, we asked about . The demand for a Whole Foods or Trader Joe's was overwhelming, but readers also suggested a dollar store or cozy, non-chain breakfast and lunch restaurant.

This week, we turn our attention to several hundred acres formerly home to Wolverine Golf Club at 25 Mile Road and Romeo Plank. Most of this land has gone unused since the club shut down in 2004-05 and housing development stopped a few years later. What was once one of Macomb's premiere golf courses is now an empty stretch of cracking concrete and overgrown weeds.

What would you like to see built in this area? 

Lorenzo Santavicca March 11, 2012 at 02:50 PM
It would have been nice to see them keep at least 9-holes on the remaining piece of land. Why did they need to tear apart the whole golf course for estate when houses aren't even being built in the current Wolverine subdivision? Its sad to see how they demolished the area and now its became a wasteland.
Lorenzo Santavicca March 11, 2012 at 02:53 PM
A new CJ Barrymore's or a similar figure possibly...
Dennis March 11, 2012 at 03:09 PM
Exactly Lorenzo... one reason I moved to the area was golf courses. Wolverine was always busy, but still able to get tee times. How tragic to let it go to waste. It's already set up right, bring back the golf. They had 54 holes of golf, they can easily bring back 27 to 36 holes and restore recreation to our area. TIRED of rezoned progress that doesn't progress and stalled out housing developments. How sad to see 5-10 new homes sit for years among weeded empty lots in multiple failed 'neighborhoods'.
Jenny Whalen (Editor) March 11, 2012 at 07:40 PM
Facebook readers agree with bringing back a golf course: Eddie Burck: Another course, of course! :) Denis Mohr: A golf course Jennifer Dolney: Not more houses! It is my backyard! Glen Nye: a walking path,an out door extension to the rec center.
Debbie Begin March 11, 2012 at 11:29 PM
It should be a park with walking paths and picnic tables and playground equipment. A 36 hole golf course should be included. The river that runs through the land could be developed for fishing and/or canoeing. How about a skating rink in the winter. and a sledding hill too. If only the township could afford to purchase the land it could be a real plus for the township. A CJ Barrymores NOOOO!!! Too comercial.
teresa g. April 02, 2012 at 05:11 PM
I agree with debbie..minus the playscape.., we have that just down the road. I see a volleyball,basketball courts,frisbee,kite flying..everyone still needs a place to do all the above... You can see people all time time using the ponds for fishing! It is obvious this is a "gem in the rough" for outdoor fun.!!!!!! With all these surrounding subdivisions, families need a place to enjoy the outdoors!! ~ (and close enough to walk )~....
Susan Kutz April 29, 2012 at 12:44 PM
We should have a hall and a 9 course golf course.
Wendell May 14, 2012 at 04:58 PM
I would like to see a trailer park or walmarts installed there. Let the home owners who live around it see the cost of their in action. I was there when the city forced the owner to bull doze the banquet center. How many memories were crushed under those treads (Weddings, Graduations, New Years parties, etc.)

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