Common Council gives 55-lot subdivision the green light

By Jake Meister - Enterprise Staff

August 10, 2017

OCONOMOWOC — The developer’s agreement for the third and final phase of the Hickorywood Farms subdivision was approved by the Oconomowoc Common Council Tuesday night, furthering the expansion of the booming city.

Hickorywood Farms III will feature 55 single- family residential lots ranging from 10,697 square feet to 18,524 square feet at an average lot size of 14,000 square feet, according to city documents. It will be located just north of the first two Hickorywood Farm developments off of Valley Road and will connect Mamerow Lane West to Mamerow Lane East.

City Planner/Administrator Jason Gallo previously said the subdivision’s entrance would be on the north side of Valley Road, west of Golden Lake Road and east of Morgan Road. Gallo also previously explained that the lots will be to the south of the Oconomowoc River. Gallo said the closest residential lot to the river will be more than 300 feet from the water.

A city memo issued this past spring had said the amount of land the project must dedicate for parkland under a city ordinance hadn’t met the requirement. Since then, the developer’s plan to dedicate 49 acres toward a future bike and pedestrian trail has been approved by the Oconomowoc Parks & Recreation Board.

Alderman Charlie Shaw asked if homeowners in that area would be off the hook for payment should existing road be damaged during the development.

Oconomowoc Director of Public Works Mark Frye said the homeowners would not be held liable for road damage.

Condominiums approved at Pabst Farms

The Common Council also approved the developer’s agreement for Village Crossing Condominiums, which will consist of 14 condominiums in seven ranch-style side-by-side structures.

The condominiums will be built in the southeast side of the city, south of Valley Road and west of Gold Medal Drive.

Though the council approved the developer’s agreement for Village Crossing Condominiums, Alderman Tom Strey did express caution.

“We’re getting top heavy on these multifamily deals again,” Strey said.

The application fees for the Hickorywood Farms III development at the time of the developer’s agreement per each residential unit are as follows:

— Parkland dedication credit: $1,119.90
— Sewer availability charge: $3,614
— Park and recreational facilities impact fee: $2,604
— Assessment fee for new construction: $50
— Water facilities impact fee: $334
— Highway and other transportation facilities impact fee: $109.90
— Law enforcement facilities impact fee: $193
— Fire protection and emergency medical facilities impact fee: $229