are two of the houses under construction in the Twin Pine
Farm subdivision to be featured in the Milwaukee Buildings
Association Parade of Homes in September. There are nearly
250 new homes in Lisbon that are either under construction
or planned as part of four new subdivisions.
Smith/Special to Conley Media
OF LISBON — A growing economy and a string of coincidences have
triggered a residential development and home building boom in
are nearly 250 homes either included in future residential
development plans or already under construction, according to town
it is likely to take years before all of the new homes are built,
when completed, they will represent an 8 percent growth in the
number of homes in the town, according to Town Clerk Dan Green.
told Conley Media that based on town tax records he believes there
are approximately 3,556 residences in Lisbon.
214 of new homes are planned in four residential developments that
are either under construction or in the process of being approved
by town and Waukesha County officials, according to Green.
are an additional 13 residential building permits, according to
Town Building Inspector Bryan Oelhafen, that have been issued
of those permits are for homes under construction in the existing
Twin Pine Farm development along Lake Five Road, between Plainview
and Hickory roads, that will be featured in the Metropolitan
Builders Association Parade of Homes in September.
remainder are for home construction in various other town
are 16 additional new homes under construction as a result of
building permits issued in 2018, according to Oelhafen.
believes a “hot” economy is driving the boom.
economy has really been busy. I thought when interest rates were
raised it would slow things down, but that hasn’t happened,”
he said. “People seem to have money to spend and they feel
indicator of people having money to spend, according to Oelhafen,
is the number of in-ground swimming pools installed in the town.
were 13 such pools installed during the last two years, he said.
minimum cost of an in-ground pool is around $35,000. That tells me
that people have decided they like living in the town and they
want to stay here for a long time or they have money to spend,”
Town Chairman Joe Osterman described a string of coincidences that
he believes may have had a bigger impact on the development boom
than the economy.
of the Barnwood Conservancy on the corner of Lake Five and Silver
Springs roads, which contains 52 lots, was delayed while town
authorities revised town zoning codes as a result of a new state
the final approvals for the development did not come until late
last year, about the same time the town was selling the Pauline
Haass Farm land, Osterman noted.
Homes began the approval process for the 43home development on the
Haass Farm about the same time as ground was broken on the
Barnwood Conservancy, now under construction.
property owners along Lisbon Road, east of Lake Five, abandoned
the idea of a hobby farm and corn maze on the property and decided
to develop it for new homes at about the same time town officials
were selling the Haass property and dealing with the Barnwood
Conservancy proposal, Osterman added.
Lisbon Road development includes 64 lots.
one that caught me by surprise was Hillside Ridge. The land had
been for sale for years,” Oelhafen explained.
Hillside Ridge Conservancy, located between Hillside Road and Hwy
164, is expected to include 55 new homes.
the lots in large Lake Country subdivisions or residential
developments are often sold and built on in phases, over a period
could be years before some of these homes are built,” Green
added the approval process for some of the developments could take
months and possible a year.
of the Lisbon Road Conservancy Subdivision will require amendments
to the town and county comprehensive plans that are not likely to
be approved by Waukesha County officials until April of 2020.