After months of weighing possible approaches for a new clubhouse at RedTail Golf Club, the Village of Lakewood is about to call for proposals.

The Village Planning and Zoning Commission on Monday night recommended parameters for a request for proposals, a process in which architectural firms would submit their proposals for a new clubhouse on the village-owned golf course.

Parameters included what will go inside the clubhouse – at the very least, a clubhouse, bar and event space, as well as restrooms and a pro shop – and what types of materials for roofing and other exterior finishes the village would like in the design.

Village President David Stavropoulos said the detailed nature of the metrics was to ensure the village would assess “apples to apples” proposals instead of ones with a wide variety of designs and costs.

“We want to set the standard,” Stavropoulos said of the designs. “This will give us the opportunity to compare when the RFPs (requests for proposals) come back. We don’t want to filter through carpet variations, that sort of thing.

Past meetings about the potential clubhouse have raised a variety of concerns from the public, including the potential cost to taxpayers, the scope of the facility, and whether it would be marketed as event space.

A new pavilion would replace the current, outdated structure, which was originally built in 1991 as a temporary structure. In addition to concerns about the condition of the structure, it also limits the size and number of events RedTail can accommodate, village officials said.

During Monday evening’s meeting, the commission discussed the concept floor plans, exterior renderings and interior finishes that will be part of the RFP; public comments included a request for the exterior to match some of the other buildings in Lakewood, as well as a wish that the pavilion space could also accommodate meetings or gatherings for the community beyond club members golf.

Planning and Zoning Commission chairman John O’Hara said he felt the meeting now gave village staff “some good points to at least think about” for the final application for a draft proposal.

“It’s not easy,” Stavropoulos said. “We don’t want to do cheap stuff, and we want people to want to go to RedTail.”

The village council will now consider the RFP proposal at one of its upcoming meetings, and village staff will have another meeting on Friday to review the details of the RFP, Stavropoulos said.