The Trump Organization has commissioned a detailed plan for the development of 225 properties on land next to Trump Turnberry in Scotland, according to a story in The Scotsman.
The report calls it “the most ambitious and expensive foreign projects undertaken by Donald Trump’s family business since he assumed the presidency.”
No formal announcement of the plans has been made because the Trump Organization hasn’t submitted a necessary planning application, according to the report.
The Scotsman report also states:
“Scotland on Sunday has obtained a series of documents prepared on its behalf by an architectural practice and one of the nation’s leading planning lawyers. Together, they spell out the company’s grand ambitions for the 114-year-old resort, arguably the most prestigious of all Trump’s properties. …
A key selling point put forward by the Trump Organisation’s architects is the creation of “high-end private residential homes for retirement living,” which it says would offer “permanent tranquility and respite” and help address a “social need” amongst an ageing population.”
“The idea of a retirement village is very much a U.S. idea, but it’s not part of the culture here,” Frances Brown, who lives a mile north of Turnberry, told the Scotsman.
The Trump Organization acquired Turnberry in April 2014 for a reported $63 million from Dubai-based Leisurecorp. At the time, Donald Trump, pre-presidential run, said, “Our aim is to make it the finest golf hotel in the world.”
Turnberry closed in March due to the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic but reopened the golf course July 3, and the hotel is reopening this week.
In April the Trump Organization applied for bailout money from Ireland and Scotland to help cover salaries for employees at its three golf resorts in Europe because of the coronavirus lockdown, according to a report by Bloomberg.
All three Trump golf resorts in Europe – in Doonbeg, Ireland; Aberdeen, Scotland; and Turnberry, Scotland – are loss-making businesses, according to official company accounts.
By: Todd Kelly
Title: Report: Trump Organization planning expensive development project at Turnberry
Sourced From: golfweek.usatoday.com/2020/07/15/report-trump-organization-planning-most-expensive-foreign-project-turnberry/
Published Date: Wed, 15 Jul 2020 13:00:40 +0000
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