TOWN OF LISBON —
Neumann Companies is proposing a nearly 150-acre multiuse
residential and commercial development along Hwy 164 between Jay
Lane and Good Hope Road, north of the Sussex village boundary.
plans call for 105 residential lots between 10,000 and 20,000 square
feet, 240 senior housing units, and 152 multifamily units including
40 four-plex and 28 two-plex units, according to a document released
by the town Tuesday.
concepts of the development will be discussed by the Plan Commission
during its meeting on Thursday.
Administrator Matt Janecke said the meeting will provide
commissioners with an opportunity to review and comment on general
concepts of the plan.
decisions have not been made regarding whether the proposal might be
a planned unit development with a conditional use permit.
developments and permits require public hearings.
a public hearing would also be required for zoning changes that
would be necessary to implement the development plans.
The site of the
development comprises two separate 74acre parcels on the west side
of Hwy 164 that are presently zoned for agricultural uses.
sanitary sewer service can be provided to the development through a
sewer main that the town owns along Hwy 164.
Village Administrator Jeremy Smith said the town owns sewer capacity
but does not own the sewer line.
He said the
village and town would have to negotiate how the sewer will be moved
from the development to the village’s sewerage treatment facility.
Smith also said
a joint planning committee of town and village officials will have
to approve the development.
for the development have yet to be determined, according to Janecke.
He said a
feasibility study may be required to determine the source of water
for the development.
there is a possibility that the town might consider creating a Tax
Implement Financing (TIF) district that would help pay for — or at
least finance — sewer and water utilities for the development.
A portion of
real estate revenues collected within a TIF district are set aside
to help pay for public improvements on economic development projects
that are expected to increase real estate tax revenues for the
municipality in the future.
recalled Neumann Companies approached the town about a residential
development project on the site in late 2016 or early this year.
pointed out that the long-range land use plan called for multiple
commercial and residential uses for the property, according to
Neumann Companies revised the plans to reflect multiple uses.
About 1.5 acres
have been set aside for neighborhood retail uses.
acres have been set aside for other mixed uses, according to the
acres have been set aside for 84 multifamily units and another 12
acres set aside for the multifamily four-plex and two-plex
There are 25
acres in the center of the development set aside for the 105 single
family homes with 10,000, 15,000 and 20,000 square-foot lots.
The plan also
sets aside 10 acres for senior housing facility and 5 acres for a
Janecke emphasized all of those dimensions could change depending on
how plan commissioners react to the proposal.
the Neumann Companies could not be reached for comment before