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Mayor Palazzolo Addresses Germantown Country Club Closure

Post Date:01/04/2019 3:30 PM
I was very saddened to learn that Germantown Country Club will close at the end of February and I understand community concerns about what is next for the property. While we do not know the immediate intention of the owners, we have reached out to the trustee to learn more about their plans and to ensure that any ownership change occurs with the expectation to comply with the property’s current residential zoning.

I can also state unequivocally that, as your Mayor, I will not support a proposal to rezone or develop this land for multi-family housing, nor will I support Smart Growth zoning for the area. If the property does not remain as a country club, any changes will occur with regard for the interests of all adjoining property owners.

I respect this decision of the family trust and understand the central role this wonderful amenity has played in the lives of so many over almost 50 years of existence as a home for golf, tennis, swimming and as a host for social functions from weddings to class reunions and much more. The City will make it a priority to share information regarding plans for the property as they become available to us. As always, I welcome your input. I am available at
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