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Old 12-06-2011, 07:21 PM
 
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The one I have in mind that would mae a great park is the Los Angeles Country Club West of Beverly Hills and North of Century City. Its so huge that a third of it could be left as a country club but I personally feel that country clubs are fine in the suburbs but are a tremendoes waste of space in the City and are only used by the top 1%.
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Old 12-06-2011, 07:27 PM
 
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The one I have in mind that would mae a great park is the Los Angeles Country Club West of Beverly Hills and North of Century City. Its so huge that a third of it could be left as a country club but I personally feel that country clubs are fine in the suburbs but are a tremendoes waste of space in the City and are only used by the top 1%.
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Old 12-07-2011, 09:22 AM
 
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ok.
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Old 12-07-2011, 05:46 PM
 
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Reminds of Michael Douglas as D-Fens cruising through the country club armed to the teeth in "Falling Down".
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Old 03-14-2019, 04:08 PM
 
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Need land for parks and housing? There are plenty of useless golf courses to repurpose


https://www.fastcompany.com/90315242...s-to-repurpose
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Old 03-14-2019, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Evanston & Lake Forest, Illinois
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Need land for parks and housing? There are plenty of useless golf courses to repurpose


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LACC is private property. Are you suggesting that it be seized for the benefit of...who exactly?
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Old 03-14-2019, 04:17 PM
 
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8 years later? Pretty sure those golf course are private so you can't exactly repurpose their land as you like. You could just move to Santa Clarita, we have about 40 public parks
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Old 03-14-2019, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Tijuana Exurbs
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The golf course/country club could be purchased through eminent domain. The City/County would have to pay full market value for it, which undoubtedly would be a lot. It's an option if park land is that desperately needed.

However, if the purpose is to sell it on to a private developer, I believe the state constitution was amended to prohibit that. The public purpose prompting eminent domain has to be a bona fide public purpose.

In San Diego, at least one country club in Mission Valley has been purchased, gone through permitting, and will soon be turned into housing.
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Old 03-14-2019, 11:42 PM
 
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Wow, never heard of anybody trying to revive their own dead thread 8 years later...
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Old 03-15-2019, 12:30 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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The one I have in mind that would mae a great park is the Los Angeles Country Club West of Beverly Hills and North of Century City. Its so huge that a third of it could be left as a country club but I personally feel that country clubs are fine in the suburbs but are a tremendoes waste of space in the City and are only used by the top 1%.
I agree converting that golf course into a park would be a fantastic idea. It's not going to happen though. Technically LA City has tons of parkland Topanga state park in the Santa Monica Mountains is one of the largest urban parks in the country.
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