BALTIMORE (AP) — The Sparrows Point Country Club in Baltimore is considering selling land to raise money for overdue maintenance and renovation projects.

The Baltimore Sun reports the country club has asked Baltimore County for a zoning change on 57 of its 274 acres. The change would allow hundreds of houses to be built along the waterfront and part of the golf course.

The club was initially built by Bethlehem Steel as a benefit for supervisors at its nearby mill. The mill is now owned by RG Steel LLC, and the club and has been open to nonemployees since 1985. It has 550 members, down from 800 six years ago.

The County Council is expected to vote on the zoning change in August.

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