I’ve read a number of letters regarding the Marco Golf and Garden.
Most have have been criticizing MICA for bringing action against it.
The fault is not MICA’s. If the builders of the mini golf and garden had submitted their plans to MICA this could have been avoided. If MICA disapproved their plans, they then could have taken action to prove MICA could not prevent them from constructing their mini golf and garden.
When a verdict was issued, if it was approved, they could build without fear of having to remove construction after the build out. If they lost, they would not be facing the loss of what they have built and invested in.
It appears they are putting MICA to a test. If they prevail and MICA’s deed restriction authority is dissolved, what will be next? A merry go round to augment the mini golf? A go cart track? A ferris wheel?
I have seen the Golf & Garden sight and agree that it is very attractive. My regret is that the builders elected to circumvent accepted procedure in constructing it. Unfortunately, if they do not win their appeal, they will stand to lose a substantial investment. All is not lost however. If I recall there was another party that was contemplating building a mini golf course in the vicinity of Veterans’ Park. This is a much more central location then the Winterberry site. There is great parking in the area, access to many restaurants, and other businesses. If that party is no longer interested, possibly the Kramers can relocate the Golf & Garden to that site.
Anthony J. Klein Jr.