Lakes Golf Course

The lake closest to 48th St at the Ahwatukee Lakes Golf Course 

Save the Lakes has scheduled three meetings in the ongoing battle over the defunct golf course at Ahwatukee Lakes Golf Club while The True Life Companies plans a festive informational session early next month.

Question-and answer sessions related to the consent form that True Life Companies has asked residents to sign will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, and 6:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Ahwatukee Recreation Center, 5001 E. Cheyenne Drive.

The group also has scheduled its annual meeting and a town hall at 6:30 p.m. March 1 at the recreation center.

Meanwhile, True Life between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. March 4 will have food trucks and drinks to accompany a presentation on its proposed Ahwatukee Farms development for the old golf course site. The event will be held on the course.

“We will have our supporters go from there to canvas the neighborhood and continue our momentum of gathering signatures from throughout the ABM,” spokesman Drew Sexton said.

Save the Lakes is suing True Life to force a restoration of the golf course, which was closed in 2013.

True Life needs 51 percent of the community’s approximate 5,400 homeowners to sign a consent form allowing it to change the covenants, conditions and restrictions governing the course.

The company’s proposed “agrihood” would include about 270 homes, a five-acre farm, a Montessori school, a café and various natural amenities.

Linda Swain, a member of Save the Lakes and one of the two plaintiffs suing True Life, said the town hall will feature some of the same speakers who addressed about 300 homeowners in November.

The Q&A will begin at 7 p.m. March 1 following a brief business meeting for Save the Lakes.

A trial is scheduled on the lawsuit in June, although True Life has noted it would be moot if it collects the signatures it needs to change the course’s CC&Rs.

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