SUMMIT — After
meeting behind closed doors for more than an hour, Summit officials
on Thursday gave the developer of a multi-phased, Pabst Farms-based
subdivision the green light to proceed.
Village Board held a special meeting to discuss the first two phases
of Lake Country Village, a subdivision first announced a year ago.
Developer Neumann Companies is helming the project, which is
expected to eventually encompass 250 acres of land and feature 330
representatives, including Matt Neumann, a principal with the
company, were on hand to discuss some granular details in the early
stages of the subdivision’s planning.
officials had previously approved the first phase of Lake Country
Village, though amendments were made to the agreement at Thursday’s
meeting. The board also gave the go-ahead for the second phase.
Village is being included in the Metropolitan Builders Association’s
Parade of Homes program in late summer, and Neumann officials have
asserted preliminary work is necessary now so the first phase can be
ready by tour time.
In addition to
actual construction, Mark Neumann also said other smaller details,
including landscaping, had to be methodically timed out because of
optimal times to plant trees, shrubs and other greenery in
Wisconsin’s finicky climate.
“We’re going to
do (landscaping) as quickly as we can,” Neumann said.
reiterated prior comments about the Parade of Homes, saying the goal
is to have a number of the lots within the first phase “complete or
nearly complete” before the event, expected to draw upward of 20,000
Before the board
went into executive session with Village Attorney John Macy, Neumann
shared his company’s wishes, including an expedited timeline for
One of several
stipulations the board placed after reconvening into open session
was a requirement that municipal streets be installed before any of
the actual spec lot homes are built.
wrangled over in closed session dealt with such issues as liability
terms between Neumann and the village, the length of the project’s
substantial completion once agreements are signed and how private
utilities fit into the equation.
subdivision plans, first announced in early 2017, will encompass
portions of Summit and Oconomowoc by virtue of the two
municipalities’ borders. Oconomowoc also will play a key role in
providing utility infrastructure in Summit.
discussions, Village Planner Henry Elling had inquired if the
developers had met with Oconomowoc officials to discuss recent
details concerning the project. Neumann said no updates had occurred
at this point.
“It’s a process
question,” Elling said. “There is a developer’s agreement in
(Oconomowoc) that does tie into this.”
In totality, the
project will be divided into four neighborhoods. Three will be
located west of Sawyer Road and south of Valley Road and will be
under the Lake Country Village name.
neighborhood, to be named Interlaken Village, will feature 26 lots
east of Sawyer Road and be located within Oconomowoc.
Lot sizes are
expected to encompass a half, third or quarter of an acre.
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