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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Please attend our community meeting for Bloomingdale residents concerned about the proposed subdivision at Indian Lakes. The meeting will be held on Thursday, December 7th, 2017, 7 PM at Bloomingdale Golf Club, 181 Glen Ellyn Rd., Bloomingdale, IL.

Below are links that will provide additional in-depth information.

* The First ILR plan

  1. February 2017. This is the plan for the new neighborhood to replace the golf course area. http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170218/news/170218837/
  2. July 2016. Reasons for shutting down golf course http://www.golfadvisor.com/articles/indian-lakes-chicago-closing-15977.htm
  3. July 2016. Information on golf course closure http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160722/business/160729632/

* History of the Indian Lakes Resort property

  1. May 1995. Rezoning of Indian Lakes. http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1995-05-26/news/9505260232_1_indian-lakes-golf-village-board
  2. April 1997. Indian Lakes Golf course http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1997-04-02/business/9704020157_1_hotel-partners-indian-lakes-hotel-industry
  3. October 1993. Indian Lakes Resort relationship with Bloomingdale. http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1993-10-14/news/9310140300_1_indian-lakes-hotel-tax-revenue-tax-rebate

* Village of Bloomingdale’s Comprehensive Land Use Map  http://villageofbloomingdale.org/DocumentCenter/View/652

* Village of Bloomingdale’s Zoning Map http://www.villageofbloomingdale.org/documentcenter/view/1879

* Impact on Property Values

  1. June, 2000, Macalester College by Anderson:  open space has a positive 20% impact on residential property values https://msu.edu/~sta/Anderson_openspace_thesis.pdf
  2. October, 2007, Michigan State University by Nicholls & Crompton: golf courses have a positive 25.8% impact on residential property values http://agrilifecdn.tamu.edu/cromptonrpts/files/2011/06/4_2_7.pdf
  3. July, 2016, article/blog: Are Golf Courses Still Good for Real Estate? by Amanda Marsh, “Last year, the National Association of REALTORS noted that a desirable public park or other recreational open space boosts the property value of nearby homes by as much as 20%.”  (Note that the cited study’s range appears to have been 8-20%). http://blog.vts.com/are-golf-courses-still-on-par-in-real-estate

* Concerns about the Builder

  1. Reviews from other homeowners of the builder from different locations
  2. Wikipedia site for the builder https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hovnanian_Enterprises
  3. Lawsuit involvements
  4. Information about Tampa Bay area property
  5. Financial Information of the Builder
  6. Other Properties and Locations