Hartland Village Board approves plans for Riverwalk Apartments

By Katherine Michalets - Special to The Freeman

Jan. 28, 2015

HARTLAND — During Monday’s Village Board meeting, Trustee Ann Wallschlager’s vote remained consistent with previous votes against the Riverwalk Apartments proposed for downtown Hartland. The five other trustees voted in favor of the site and building plans, as modified, for the three-building apartment development.

Riverwalk Apartments on East Capitol Drive would include two buildings containing only apartments, while a third would have retail on the first floor and residential on the second. Some Hartland residents have raised concerns at previous meetings about the density of the project and its possible effect on traffic.

Village Administrator David Cox said the next major step for the project involves an agreement on tax incremental financing assistance and related development agreement. He said the Village Board has indicated its willingness to create a TIF district for supporting this project.

Also at Monday’s meeting, the Village Board looked favorably upon a request from Clark and Joy Vilter for the village to annex the 53 acres they own in the Town of Merton, which would become the Four Winds West, a subdivision with 48 single-family lots, Cox said.

The final action on the request will take place in about a month, after the related land use plan amendment and sewer service area amendment have been addressed.