SUMMIT - A
subdivision that has raised some village residents’ eyebrows due
to the size of its lots is one step closer to fruition after its
zoning, length of cul-de-sac and preliminary plat were
recommended for approval by the Plan Commission on Thursday
discussed at length the Tree Ridge subdivision, which will
include 18 single-family lots on 18 acres of land along
Waterville Road, south of Interstate 94.
Commission recommended approval of the R-3 planned development
overlay zoning for the 18.7 acres of land north of 1348
the commission made was for a 20-foot front yard setback instead
of the developer’s requested 10-foot setback.
Ray Dwyer said there are many reasons for the additional space,
but without it, there would be no room in the cul-de-sac when a
snowplow came through. The shorter setback would cause problems
with cars parked along the street, he said.
Ann Hasselkus said she wanted to make sure that she knew about
the guidelines and the materials being used for the subdivision,
so it was requested in the plat that the village would receive
homeowners’ association documents for review and approval.
Citizens for Rural Summit, founded by John Eull, was created
with concerns about the size of the lots. Members have also
mentioned the issue of safety with the additional traffic and
They will have
the opportunity to express their concerns when the project goes
before the Village Board on Dec. 5.