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Joliet Park District plans Wedgewood work this fall

A golfer plays  Wedgewood Golf Course, where some work will begin this fall in preparation for the sale of 7.6 acres for a Hawk Subaru dealership.
A golfer plays Wedgewood Golf Course, where some work will begin this fall in preparation for the sale of 7.6 acres for a Hawk Subaru dealership.

JOLIET – The Joliet Park District this fall will begin preparing Wedgewood Golf Course for the arrival of Hawk Subaru.

The park district is selling 7.6 acres on the corner of Route 59 and Caton Farm Road to Hawk Auto, which plans to move its Joliet Subaru dealership there.

The sale will require shortening a hole that runs along Route 59.

Seeding for a new green needs to begin in October, Ted Brodeur, director of revenue facilities for the park district, told the park board last week.

“We have to be seeded by the second or third week of October if we want that hole to be open by Memorial Day of next year,” Brodeur told the board.

Brodeur said the hole will not have to be closed. But some holes may need to close in October 2018 for the installation of new irrigation.

The park board approved the deal with Hawk Auto on July 31, but the contract has not been signed yet.

Park District Executive Director Tom Carstens told the board that both sides are in a due diligence period reviewing details of the contract, but he expects it to be signed in December.

Hawk Auto President John Crane could not be reached for comment on when the company expects to start construction.

The park district is getting the land for $4.5 million, which will be used for Wedgewood improvements that include the new irrigation system, a refurbished clubhouse and upgraded bunkers.

Park Commissioner Bill Tatro said he has had good feedback on the plan.

“I’m trying to inform everybody on how it’s going to work, and they all seem to be happy with it,” Tatro said.

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