LAS CRUCES, New Mexico - The site of the old Las Cruces Country Club and golf course is unrecognizable, nearby residents calling it an "eyesore."
A property once green and lush now sits littered with debris, weeds and crumbling walls.
The country club closed its doors in 2011 when it moved to a different location. The land was then purchased by a private developer, Bob Pofhal, who opened to build a new hospital.
Neighbors say they haven't seen any progress on the land since late last year. "This hasn't lived up to the promise," Connie Potter said, adding a real-estate agent valued her home 20 percent less because of the construction.
"We all would love to see things happen faster. It’s a complicated project, very special, and it just takes time to put all the pieces together," Pofhal said Friday.
The developer told ABC-7 financing for the first phase of the project, nearly $100 million, is in place. "I would think (groundbreaking) will be sometime in the next several months at the latest," Pofhal said.