Renovations could be on way at DeBell

first_imgBURBANK – The DeBell Golf Course could get a Craftsman-style clubhouse and a handicapped-accessible parking lot under an $8 million project coming before the City Council on March 7. Plans call for replacing the existing 36-year-old clubhouse, reconfiguring the parking lot and improving the intersection of DeBell Drive and Walnut Avenue, officials said. Construction could begin by July 2007, with completion in 2008. “We want to tear down the old one and build a new one on the same site,” said Phillip Clifford, the city’s capital projects manager. “I’m excited now because, number one, we’re asking for the right amount of money, and two, we’re going to have a nice clubhouse.” The proposed clubhouse would be designed by Melzer Deckert & Ruder of Irvine. About $6.5 million would come from the city’s golf fund with the balance from the general fund. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant The existing clubhouse, which is used for private parties as well as by the public on a daily basis, is dated and does not meet current building safety codes and standards, said golf professional Scott Scozzola, who runs the 18-hole regulation course that opened in 1959. About 70,000 rounds of golf are played annually at the public course, Scozzola said. “The whole layout of the clubhouse was built back in the day when there weren’t many rounds of golf here,” Scozzola said. “It’s obsolete.” Known among golfers as one of the toughest courses around, DeBell spans acres of hills just above Sunset Canyon Drive, near Wildwood Canyon Park. Jason Kandel, (818) 546-3306 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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