— A hearing was scheduled for this morning to consider the
contentious issue of the McDonald’s that was planned for the
Grafton Commons development.
hearing, held in the Grafton Village Hall board room at 9:30
a.m., was for an appeal by Continental Grafton against the
May 26 Plan Commission decision to deny the conditional use
permit for the McDonald’s, which would have been built on
the last open parcel of the Grafton Commons PUD, on the
north side of Highway 60 just west of Interstate 43.
(Continental) contend that the Plan Commission was legally
precluded from taking action by the pending litigation,”
said Village Administrator Darrell Hofland.
Commission had originally approved the permit with several
conditions, including Village Board approval of a zoning
commission then denied the permit, retroactively vacating
the previous decision, due to newly discovered information
that the PUD had expired in 2009, three years after its
hearing today was before Reserve Judge Neal Nettesheim.
said Nettesheim, a retired judge, could render a decision at
the hearing or in writing shortly after, and both the
village and Continental Grafton will have the right to
appeal to circuit court if they disagree with the decision.
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