At the Nov. 4 Ann Arbor city council meeting, Stephen Rapundalo (Ward 2) announced that the city has received two responses to its request for proposals (RFP) regarding the Huron Hills Golf Course.
One proposal, submitted by a group called Ann Arbor Golf, calls for operating Huron Hills as a public, 18-hole golf course via a new nonprofit entity, the Herb Fowler Foundation of Huron Hills. The structure would be similar to the Leslie Science and Nature Center, which was previously a city entity and is now a nonprofit. [.pdf of nonprofit proposal]
The second proposal was submitted by the local firm Miles of Golf. It proposes moving the business to the Huron Hills site. The current 11 holes on the south side of the Huron Hills property would continue to operate as a golf course. The first 7 holes on the north side would be converted to a golf center similar to the current Miles of Golf operation at Carpenter and Packard roads in Pittsfield Township, with a teaching center, a practice facility (driving range), and a retail shop. [.pdf file of Miles of Golf proposal]
The two proposals will be evaluated by a review committee. In addition to a recommendation from that committee, the proposals will also be reviewed by the city’s golf advisory task force, the park advisory commission and city council. The city council will make any final decision about whether to accept either of the proposals. For previous Chronicle coverage, see “Potential Bidders Eye Huron Hills Golf.”