The City of Titusville might witness a significant change in its landscape in the future as Toulon Apartments MS LLC, a Brooklyn-based real estate development firm, has proposed a plan to redevelop the 149-acre Royal Oak Golf Course & Country Club.
The proposed development for the property, which was purchased in June 2022 for $4.5 million dollars, will consist of 1,038 residential units, including apartments, townhomes, and single-family lots, after rezoning and land use changes. However, local residents have expressed concerns about the environmental impact and increased traffic in the area.
The proposed development project by Toulon Apartments MS LLC involves rezoning and land use change for the existing 147 acre golf course, followed by the construction and development of a massive 1,038-unit residential project.
The project would include 380 apartment units, 541 townhome units, and 117 single-family lots. Infrastructure improvements include drainage pipes and structures, parking areas and garages, and water and sewer services.
The Royal Oak Golf Course & Country Club has a long history of legal battles involving foreclosures, changes in ownership, and unsettled financial disputes. Most recently, a not-for-profit religious organization, Royal Oak Ministries, Inc., expressed interest in purchasing the property to create a women’s center. However, the organization later filed a lawsuit against the President of Royal Oak Golf Club, Neil Mahase, for his failure to complete the purchase.
With a rich Canadian PGA history, the Royal Oak Golf Course was a popular winter destination for many PGA of Canada professionals and touring pros. The late Moe Norman, a legendary Canadian ball striker and Canadian Golf Hall of Famer, used the club as his winter hangout for years. In 2007, a street next to the club’s resort, Moe Norman Court, was named in his honor.
Despite its storied past, the golf course’s proposed redevelopment plan has been met with opposition from local residents. Concerns primarily revolve around the environmental impact of developing the green space and the potential increase in traffic on the neighborhood’s small streets. Residents fear that the additional cars and people will strain the already burdened infrastructure.
As the proposal moves forward, it remains to be seen how the City of Titusville and Toulon Apartments MS LLC will address the concerns raised by the community. Balancing the need for new housing options and preserving the quality of life for existing residents will be a crucial aspect of the project’s success.
Take a look at the available pdf of the proposed development that has been filed with the City of Titusville