Growing a community
'Agrihood' makes its way to Town of Mukwonago

By Andrea Fencl - Freeman Staff

June 20, 2017

An agricultural-based neighborhood looks to plant roots on Highway NN in the Town of Mukwonago.
Submitted photo

TOWN OF MUKWONAGO - The town will be seeing a new farm-type development on Highway NN that includes a community chicken coop, garden and more.

The more than $1 million, 36-acre development, called Agape Agrihood, is looking to offer 9 lots with 1.5 acres of land.

An additional lot will be for developers Curt and Jodi Wiebelhaus, who read about the concept of an "agrihood" while looking into a hobby farm for the couple and their three kids.

"We thought it'd be a great idea, not only for us but to incorporate the community as well," Jodi Wiebelhaus said.

Town Clerk Gail Obradovich said the development sounds like an interesting idea and maintains the rural look of the town.

"It's kind of an exciting thing and we're hoping it takes off," Obradovich said.

An agricultural-based neighborhood looks to plant roots on Highway NN in the Town of Mukwonago.
Submitted photo

The development includes an apple orchard, over one mile of walking and horse riding trails, horse or small farm animal boarding in the on-site barn, over 14 acres of open space and seasonal canning and garden harvest classes for the community. Residents do not have to take part in the events if they don't wish to, according to the press release.

The minimum single-floor home would be 1,800 square feet in size and the minimum two-story home would be 2,200 square feet.

"There is something uniquely special about living in a community that values hard work, healthy living, respect for nature and animals and encourages engagement amongst the residents," Jodi Wiebelhaus said in a press release.

Obradovich said the developers will start building the barn and stable in mid-July. The final plan for the homes has yet to be approved and will be discussed at the Plan Commission meeting in July.

For more information and building restrictions, visit www.agapeagrihood.com.

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