Hartland board approves helping business relocate due to redevelopment

By Katherine Michalets - Freeman Staff

Aug. 2, 2015

HARTLAND - The Hartland Village Board approved providing financial assistance to a second business during its Monday night meeting to help it relocate due to a future redevelopment of the land upon which it is already located.

The Village Board approved a maximum expenditure of $40,000 including about $26,000 for capital improvement to the new location for Social Life Dance Center, which plans to move to 350 Cottonwood Ave. from its current location of 210 E. Capitol Drive.

J.D. McCormick Company, LLC plans to acquire the property generally known as 208-212 East Capitol Drive and construct multiple apartment buildings named Riverwalk Apartments.

Village Administrator David Cox said a similar agreement was approved earlier in August with Lake Country Bed Barn that provided up to $27,000 in assistance, including almost $22,000 for build-out of the business’s new space at 122 Cottonwood Ave.

Cox said an agreement is forthcoming for Pink Mocha Café, which is finalizing its relocation plans. 

“It is expected that the aggregate value of the support in that agreement will be $75,000 to $80,000.  The funds to support the relocation assistance is coming from the new (tax incremental finance) district implemented to aid the Riverwalk development,” Cox said in an email Tuesday.