Residential care facility gets preliminary OK in Hartland

By Katherine Michalets - Special to The Freeman

Feb. 20, 2015

HARTLAND — The Hartland Plan Commission felt a proposed 32-bed Memory Care community-based residential facility for Merton Avenue was a good fit for the area so the project was given the go-ahead to continue with its plans.

During the Monday Plan Commission meeting, a proposed concept plan and related land use plan amendment and zoning from JPS Limited, LLC for the properties located at 430, 438 and 444 Merton Ave. were reviewed. Village Administrator David Cox said the commission felt the facility would be an acceptable use for the land. The developer will need to come back with requested zoning amendments.

Questions were raised by the commissioners about an expanded Hartland Service building at 400 E. Industrial Drive. Cox said the commissioners felt comfortable with the request for an 11,500square-foot car wash and detailing building, but were uncertain of the appropriateness of a 2,300-square-foot retail building. Cox said the Plan Commission felt the retail building was too much so they asked the business owner to reconsider the plan.

The commission recommended annexing 53 acres of Town of Merton land for the proposed Four Winds West Subdivision. Cox said there was discussion about the preliminary plat and some members of the public shared questions and concerns related to the lake with runoff or water use.

A public hearing will be held during Monday’s Village Board meeting on the annexation.