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
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
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.