sits in a pile near the site of a former bowling alley on
Hartbrook Drive where a new Waukesha State Bank branch may be
— People want to live in Hartland — and several construction
projects in the works highlight that desire, said Village
Administrator David Cox.
is a lot of growth, a lot of activity going on,” he said.
“It’s a good sign for us; people want to be here.”
high-profile residential project that should break ground soon is
the Riverwalk Apartments on East Capitol Drive. The project includes
three buildings, two of which would be all residential and a third
will contain commercial space on the first floor and residential on
the second floor.
said a tax incremental financing district was approved in the summer
and will include the apartment development along the Bark River. He
said the Riverwalk Apartments are in the final approval stages. The
developer, JD McCormick, has started some work on the site and has
obtained erosion control permits. Around Nov. 1, Cox said, there
will be more significant activity on the site and it will really get
going in mid-November.
Pink Mocha Café at 212 E. Capitol Drive is still operating there,
but will move to a new location on Merton Avenue to allow for
construction. Cox said a grand opening celebration will likely be
held for the Pink Mocha Café’s new location in December. The
other businesses in the strip mall that will be torn down for the
apartments have already relocated.
single-family subdivision developments are underway in the village.
said work will soon start on the Four Winds West Subdivision near
Beaver Lake, west of Highway E and north of Highway K. The
development agreement for the project has been approved, Cox said,
and there will be some installation of utilities and erosion control
measures during the winter. The Four Winds West Subdivision will
include 47 single-family homes when completed.
subdivision, Windrush on the northeast corner of the village, is in
its final stages, Cox said. The roads have been paved and homes will
start to be built in the next several weeks. At completion, the
Siepmann development will have 57 homesites.
Sanctuary of Hartland is under construction near the village’s
downtown, off Maple Avenue and East Capitol Drive. Construction on
the 34 home sites on 27 acres is underway, Cox said. The project is
being built by Miller Marriott Construction Co.
more people move to Hartland, Cox said, the focus has been drawing
them to downtown and the Hartbrook Drive corridor. Paths connect The
Sanctuary to the downtown.
also said there are discussions going on with property owners to
form partnerships that would improve parking downtown for private
and public use.
have a lot of folks downtown and it’s going to get better,” he
village has also partnered with the Ice Age Trail and community and
is not only emphasizing its access to the community, but wants trail
users to venture off and visit the restaurants and retail downtown,
Hartland projects in the works include a possible branch for
Waukesha State Bank on Hartbrook Drive where a bowling alley
recently stood. Cox said Waukesha State Bank has conceptual approval
for a bank at that location, but has not submitted plans for
32-bed Memory Care CBRF to be located at 430, 438 and 444 Merton
Ave. is close to completion.