Plan Commission to review proposed condo development

By BRANDON ANDEREGG - Freeman Staff

Feb. 17, 2018

HARTLAND — The Plan Commission will review a proposed condo development during a meeting on Monday at 7 p.m. in the municipal building on 210 Cottonwood Ave., according to the Wednesday meeting agenda.

The proposed location for the new condominium project is on 80 acres of land between Mary Hill Park and Winkleman Road. Neumann Development Companies is the developer and their site plan indicates the project would include 72 single-family homes and 54 duplexes for a total of 126 units.

At the meeting, the commission will be voting on a recommendation to the Village Board that makes various amendments to the village’s comprehensive plan, said Village Adminstrator David Cox. As of now, the project site is zoned for agricultural and has a low-density cluster designation. However, Neumann Development will be asking the commission to change the land use designation to medium- to low-density and add a planned unit overlay.

But the development project is still several months off with various factors to consider before construction begins, said Cox. Neumann Development has yet to purchase any of the parcels involved. Cox added that due to the proposed project’s location, the village would have to annex this property from Merton. Moreover, there has been a decade-long discussion between the village and the county to adjoin split segments of Highway KE near Highway K, which is adjacent to the proposed condo development.

“If in fact the village approves the development, Mr. Neumann indicated that they would get under construction by this fall,” said Cox. “And that’s infrastructure, roads and sewer.”

A public hearing on the development project will be held at a Village Board meeting on March 26, according to Cox.