— Springing up this year in the city of Cedarburg are three new
subdivisions: Park Ridge, to be built by Neumann Companies, and
Pine Ridge and Fairfield Manor West, developed by Robert
All three have already gone through preliminary approvals from
the city’s Plan Commission, while two – Park Ridge and Pine
Ridge – have been approved by the Common Council.
The largest of the three developments, the Park Ridge
subdivision, is located on the corner of Western Avenue and
Wauwatosa Road. The Common Council signed off on the developer’s
agreement April 13. The 11 lots will range in size from 13,000
square feet to 19,768 square feet, according to the development
Prairie View subdivision’s phase one, with 47 lots, paved the
way for Park Ridge, said city Engineer and Public Works Director
Tom Wiza. The developer Homes by Towne installed the road and
utilities, which Park Ridge residents can also access. Phase two
in Prairie View adds an additional 33 lots, which are yet to be
developed, according to Wiza.
Neumann Companies wlll reimburse Homes by Towne $24,585.20 to
cover the utilities and street improvements that Towne
constructed, which really set the table for this development.
Neumann Companies agreed to construct sidewalks and pathways on
both sides of all internal streets and across the frontage on
Ridgeway Lane, according to the agreement.
Neumann Companies will also pay $7,280 into a city street tree
fund for 26 street trees, topsoil and turf in all parkways, in
addition to landscaping around the storm water pond to be built
within the subdivision.
Additionally, the Park Ridge will be governed by a homeowner’s
association that will be responsible for the maintenance of the
storm water pond, the grass area between the sidewalk and the
curb next to the pond.
In February, Tillman gained approval for the 3.48-acre Pine
Ridge subdivision, located along the west side of Bobolink
Avenue and south of Ozaukee Interurban Trail adjacent to the
village of Grafton border. Fairfield Manor was given preliminary
approval by the Plan Commission April 6.
Pine Ridge, the larger of Tillman's two subdivisions, consists
of 10 lots ranging in size from 12,758 square feet to 15,306
square feet for single-family homes. The subdivision also
includes a 19,542 square foot out lot or pond for stormwater
Half of Bobolink Avenue is located in the village of Grafton. As
such, special approvals were required. That included an
assessment for existing utilities as well as street, stormwater
and utility development plans. The sanitary sewer system and
water utilities on the road are owned and maintained by the
village. Tillman also is required to pay utility impact fees to
the village per an inter-municipal agreement with the city of
The developer will need to reconstruct
Bobolink Avenue and extend West Oak Street to the west property
line as part of the project, said the city's Plan Commission.
Fairfield Manor, Tillman’s second
development, comprises six single-family lots located on the
south side of Susan Lane and west of Holly Lane. The land to the
north of the development is in the town of Cedarburg.
The proposed housing development will
connect to the Susan Lane development, said the developer’s plat
According to Tillman, he does not intend to
construct the east/west portion of Susan Lane. Normally a
developer is responsible for extending abutting streets, said
City Planner Jon Censky. However, “in this instance, it may be
premature to construct Susan Lane as we are only responsible for
the south half of the road,” he said.
Censky suggested Tillman escrow funds for
the road’s construction if that is required by the town in the
According to the developer’s project plans,
curbs, gutters and sidewalks will be installed north to Susan
During the initial November discussion on
the project, neighbors expressed concerns that new development
would aggravate flooding that they said has plagued the Susan
Lane area in previous years, though the site is not officially
mapped as a floodplain.
The city will not have funds available to
address the flooding until 2018, which is when a stormwater pond
is scheduled to be built, according to the city’s capital
improvement plan. As a result, the developer must include
stormwater management plans that address flooding issues. Plan
commissioners also asked Tillman to provide a drainage outlot
for the Aspen Court backyard areas.
Further, Tillman was required to verify and
stake all wetlands before the plan is submitted to the Common
Council. He will pay $7,185 in impact fees when he acquires his
building permit, according to Plan Commission data.
Cedarburg Mayor Kip Kinzel said market
conditions will steer the way toward other future residential
developments in the city.
“We have planned for higher density
residential projects around the Highway 60 corridor, buffering
to lower densities as they approach our existing neighborhoods.
With that, we will be looking to get higher density and higher
quality developments near the downtown area to add to the
vibrancy of our historic district,” Kinzel said.
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