Fountains CC real estate developer vows to ‘make things better’ amid dust issue

The company preparing a Fountains Country Club golf course for a residential development has promised to better protect the health of residents from unacceptable levels of dust.  



a group of people in a garden: Ridgewood Real Estate Partners is developing six to seven acres that used to be a golf course behind Fountains Country Club west of Lake Worth Beach, Florida on September 9, 2020. [GREG LOVETT/The Palm Beach Post]


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Ridgewood Real Estate Partners is developing six to seven acres that used to be a golf course behind Fountains Country Club west of Lake Worth Beach, Florida on September 9, 2020. [GREG LOVETT/The Palm Beach Post]

“If we can make things better, we will,” said Jonathan Grebow, president of New Jersey-based Ridgewood Real Estate Partners, a company that specializes in golf-course conversions. 

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Ridgewood needs to remediate the soil at the shuttered golf course to bring arsenic levels to acceptable levels before apartments and townhouses can be built on what was once fairways.

At issue is the amount of dust being generated. Some residents say they are experiencing respiratory problems.

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