For more than two years, the Bensenville Park District Board of Commissioners have received multiple, unsolicited inquiries from private development companies interested in discussing opportunities to redevelop certain acres of land that comprise the White Pines Golf Club. Given the commissioners’ responsibility to explore any options to improve all facets of the district for the benefit of park patrons, the district has been considering all aspects and implications of a potential sale of up to 125 acres of land currently being used by White Pines. This process is in the initial stages of consideration.
The Bensenville Park District has recognized the complexity of such a possible sale. Accordingly, after receiving legislative authority in late August 2021 to conduct a thorough, inclusive, engaging and fact-based review of the options, the district began working with Springfield on an amendment to extend the expiration date of the authority beyond December 2022. The extension request is being considered by the General Assembly, and the district looks forward to continuing its comprehensive fact-finding studies and engaging residents and other stakeholders during this process.
The Board of Commissioners encourages input from all stakeholders and is grateful for the input it has received thus far. To that end, an information session is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, at the Deer Grove Leisure Center gymnasium to provide an update to the community about the status of proposed options.