The President’s Message — Winter 2017

Dear Fort Salonga Neighbors,

2016 was a tumultuous year for our community and your board, initiated by the sale of the Indian Hills Country Club (IHCC) to a developer.

With the declining interest in golf, and the closure of many Long Island courses, it finally took the offer of a developer to thread the needle, proposing to both develop AND retain the course. The only way these two objectives could be reconciled was situating approximately 108 townhouses on the course, while saving enough of the 150 acre parcel to retain the course by changing the zoning to R-OSC, Residential Open Space. As our last parcel of effectively undeveloped land, this created a dilemma since cluster and townhouses have long been anathema to our community. Since the course is already zoned 1 acre residential, if this plan fell through the developer would build over 100 single family homes and eliminate the course entirely. Read More