HARTLAND - The
proposal to build a 36-unit, three-building apartment complex on
the former Hartland Florist property - located on West Capitol
Drive - gained the Village Board’s approval Monday night, though
there are two groups who remain opposed to the project.
Premier Real Estate Management received the go-ahead after
revising plans so Premier would no longer need to grade the
neighboring properties’ watercourse. Completion of the project
is scheduled for next year, said Village Administrator David
came from those who argued against razing what they felt was a
historically significant home and from those who did not want a
group of Chimney Swift birds to be displaced from their roost
when the building was torn down. The Hartland Historical Society
circulated a petition to oppose the development, but the
structure was not on a list of federally recognized historic
group from the Hartland School of Community Learning plans to
work with village officials and other entities to build a
chimney elsewhere, or relocate the existing chimney, for the
Cox said he
and the board appreciated the public input, and that the
decision made on Monday was a step forward for the village.
by the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission have
noted Hartland’s need for more housing that lies between
low-income and high-income options.
project) wasn’t something that we sought out for that reason,
but it fills that need,” Cox said.
located at 621-631 W. Capitol Drive, was zoned from an
owner-occupancy to a multifamily rental designation to fit its