OCONOMOWOC - The land development partners have made a
few changes to the Prairie Creek Ridge development, a
proposed single-family residential subdivision near the
northwest corner of Lake Drive and Brown Street, after
meeting with city staff recently.
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Kaerek, president of Kaerek Homes Inc. in West Allis,
said the development will come in two or three phases.
took all of their feedback into consideration and have
come back with an improved plan,” Kaerek said about the
were originally 152 single-family lots for the
residential subdivision which, as of now, has been
reduced to 146 lots.
the staff comments and our own internal meetings, we
decided to increase the lot sizes slightly which
resulted in the loss of six lots, totalling 146 now,” he
is partnering with Mike Bickler, president of The
Stonewood Companies in Hartland. Bickler is also on the
Oconomowoc School Board and for Oconomowoc Lake he is on
the Plan Commission and Village Board.
is a renaissance period right now,” Bickler said about
Oconomowoc. “We have a lot of exciting things happening
with the schools and downtown. It is just an exciting
place to be.”
said they hope to start construction in April and hope
building permits will be available in the fall of 2014.
style guide of the homes, Kaerek compared them to other
projects he has worked on nearby, including houses at
Longmeadow neighborhood or Lakewood Estates.
partners said Oconomowoc was a “a great place to build.”
Bickler views the development as a vote of confidence
in the city.
said the development will now have two cul-de-sacs
instead of the three originally propose, and they
relocated a road to connect with some of the open land
to the east near Highway P/Brown Street.
According to the staff meeting minutes, the current
zoning is urban reserve, so rezoning would be required.
Nearby wetlands will need to be verified and delineated.
The access point for the development would align with
Prairie Creek Boulevard.
approvals at the county level may be needed. City staff
noted that park land dedication for the project would be
requested sidewalks along Lake Drive for the entire
length of the property and on both sides of the street
within the development. Staff also recommended further
discussion of future phases and the creation of an
overall master plan to designate land for a regional
park, according to the minutes.