Murrysville Golf Course being sold to preserve it
By Daveen Rae Kurutz
Published: Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, 1:18 p.m.
Although the Murrysville Golf Course is changing hands, it isn't going to change purposes.
Golf-course general manager Jim Geiger has agreed to sell the 137-acre property along Sardis Road to neighbors Barbara and Gary Bowser. The golf-course business — which is owned by the Geiger, Funk and Noble families via Recreation Inc. — will continue to operate there, Geiger and Gary Bowser said Monday.
Gary Bowser said he is buying the property to ensure it stays a golf course.
“I have a home there, and I didn't want to see (it become a residential plan),” he said. “The view is just beautiful and they wanted to keep it there.”
He said he and Geiger will not disclose the sale price or any of the terms of the agreement. The sale has not yet been processed by the Westmoreland County Recorder of Deeds.
Earlier this year, golf-course owners had requested a zoning change for the property to increase its property value. In August, developer Richard Kacin submitted a proposal that would have converted the golf course into an 84-home residential development. He called the proposed development “a lifestyle project.”
But Kacin never made a formal offer to buy the land. Geiger pulled his rezoning request in mid-October, days after Kacin presented the development to council as part of the rezoning request.
Bowser said the golf course will remain open “for the forseeable future.”
Daveen Rae Kurutz is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 8627, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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