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Construction to start on Huron Hills Golf Course in Ann Arbor

A tributary at Huron Hills Golf Course leading to the Huron River.
A tributary at Huron Hills Golf Course leading to the Huron River. (City of Ann Arbor)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Starting Sept. 8, construction and restoration are scheduled to begin on the Huron Hills Golf Course to fix issues of erosion, flooding, stormwater detention and water treatment quality.

Done in partnership with Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner, the construction project efforts include wetland creation, creek restoration, habitat improvement and stormwater detention.

According to the City of Ann Arbor, the restored creek will formally be called Benz Creek.

Huron Hills will remain open during the project and some holes will be available for play.

Construction is expected to finish in the spring of 2021.

Here is the notice from the city:

The City of Ann Arbor has partnered with Washtenaw County to collaborate on a project at Huron Hills Golf Course (HHGC) that will consist of wetland creation and creek restoration to what will formally be called Benz Creek. Currently, there are a number of issues on the golf course, including stream channel erosion, periodic flooding, limited stormwater detention and limited water quality treatment. The many ecological goals include adding stormwater detention, phosphorus reduction and habitat improvement to improve the stormwater impact in the area. From a recreational standpoint, these improvements look to improve design, playability and reduce the impact of rain events to the golf course.

Construction is scheduled to begin Sept. 8, 2020. The course will be open throughout construction and will have a varying number of holes available for play. Construction and restoration are expected to be completed in spring 2021. Questions? Contact Andrew Walton, HHGC recreation supervisor, acwalton@a2gov.org.

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