Plan Commission was given a few water tower color scheme
options and it chose this design for all of Hartland’s
towers, according to Village Administrator David Cox. This
design works best because a green stem will camouflage the
accumulation of dirt, Cox said.
— The village has multiple projects in the works including a
proposed condominium development on the northeast side, a plan to
realign Highway KE, new outdoor benches downtown and beautifying the
village’s water towers, according to a Jan. 15 Plan Commission
proposed location for the new condominium project is on 80 acres of
land between Mary Hill Park and Winkleman Road. The site plan
indicates 72 single-family homes and 54 duplexes for a total of 126
units, according to Village Administrator David Cox.
the development project is still several months off with various
factors to consider before construction begins, said Cox. Due the
proposed project’s location, the village has had to consider a
plan to adjoin split segments of Highway KE near Highway K, which
both village and Waukesha County officials have been discussing for
quite some time, according to Cox.
plan would call for relocating Highway KE near Highway K northeast
of the Bristlecone Pines subdivision and the Legend at Bristlecone
golf course. That intersection is now a split intersection with a
90degree turn, but under the new plan, Highway KE would run from
Jungbluth Road to Winkleman Road — a safer alternative that would
increase the flow of traffic, Cox said.
added that the new route would effectively split the condominium
development project in half, yet another reason the village has been
planning ahead. Cox said not only would the village allow the county
the right of way, but the village would make sure there were
appropriate landscape buffers for homes adjacent to the highway.
county highway may not come for, let’s say 10 years after their
house is built,” said Cox. “But at least we know that we planned
for it and the location is as buffered as possible from their
the Plan Commission must consider amendments to the village’s
Comprehensive Plan as parts of both the condo project and rerouting
Highway KE. The amendments involve routing the highway as well as a
future land use designation to allow more dense development for the
said the Village Board wouldn’t take any action until after a
public hearing scheduled for March 26. If the board approves the
amendments, the process of approving a development and zoning plan
could be done as early as June.
there’s approval made in June then I could see that they would get
started in fall and then probably begin to occupy in 2019,” said
upcoming years, the village will be repainting at least two of its
water towers, on Hill Street and Coventry Lane, according to Cox. At
the Jan. 15 Plan Commission meeting, staff sought commission and
resident feedback for potential water tower painting schemes. Both
the 15 or so residents at the meeting in addition to commission
decided that a green stem and white top was the most aesthetically
pleasing option, said Cox. Both the Commission and Village Board
approved the new design, he said.
Downtown Business Improvement District (BID) sought village approval
of a coordinated plan to replace all 17 existing benches downtown
and to add two more at the Jan. 15 commission meeting, according to
Cox. The existing benches are of many different styles and ages.
of the things they’re looking for is to create a consistent look
and get rid of some of the ones that have aged,” said Cox.
BID is proposing shared cost between itself and the village, using
business sponsorships for the benches. The proposed bench and
installation plan will present the need for additional concrete pads
or footings in some locations.
design and location of the benches have been approved by the
commission. The Village Board will review the design, location and
the BID’s finance plan for the benches on Feb. 26.