DESTIN — If certain property rules are changed, a former nine-hole golf course at the Indian Bayou Golf & Country Club would be able to contain more than 400 single-family houses.

While no set number of homes has been proposed, the club’s owner, Indian Bayou Properties, hopes the Destin City Council will approve two major changes that are required before any residential development occurs.

At tonight’s council meeting, the board will consider approving the first reading of ordinances that would change the zoning and future land use designations for the 75-acre former golf course parcel from recreation to low-density residential-village and low-density residential, respectively.

The parcel is at 1 Country Club Drive East, just east of the Destin Executive Airport. The club once offered 27 holes of golf but currently has 18.

The council would have to approve a comprehensive plan amendment and rezoning for the 75-acre parcel before staff could process specific applications and/or plans for residential development on the property, city spokeswoman Catherine Card said Friday in an email.

“Therefore, at this time, there aren’t specific development plans with a specific number of units currently being proposed for City Council review,” she said. “With that being said, the applicant may choose to give the council an idea of how many units they intend to place on the property, or could provide concept plans.”

Curtis Gwin, the authorized agent representing Indian Bayou Properties, could not be reached for comment.

According to city information, Destin’s low-density residential-village zoning district applies to areas developed, redeveloped and/or maintained and conserved as permanent single-family detached residential dwelling units.

This district allows a maximum density of 5.81 units per acre. That means up to 436 single-family homes eventually might be allowed on the 75-acre parcel.

“Generally speaking, residential uses tend to be incompatible when located directly adjacent to airport property because of the noise and air pollutants that are created by aircraft departures, landings and maintenance,” City Manager Lance Johnson noted in an agenda report to the council.

If the ordinances on the possible zoning and land use changes receive the council’s initial approval, they could be ready for potential adoption at the board’s May 6 meeting.