GRAFTON — A
subdivision being designed for the 84-acre Kohlwey property on
Highway 60 is on the agenda for the village of Grafton’s Plan
Commission next week.
Reserve in its preliminary plat documents submitted to the village
of Grafton, the subdivision plan shows 91 single-family lots and 25
duplex lots, for a total of 141 new homes that would be created.
While the property is currently in the town of Cedarburg, the
development is planned for the village of Grafton.
Commission will meet and discuss Stonewall Reserve Tuesday, Feb. 27
at 6 p.m. The annexation request for the property to join Grafton is
one item on the Plan Commission’s agenda, along with a rezoning
request, the preliminary plat showing the subdivision’s layout and
the certified survey map, all for Stonewall Reserve. The Plan
Commission will also hold public hearings on the annexation and
and the rezone will go to the Village Board,” Village Planner
Jessica Wolff said.
those items go to the Village Board with recommendation from the
Plan Commission. The survey map and plat are decided on by the
commission itself. If everything is approved this round, a final
plat will come back to the Plan Commission for final approvals.
originally came to the Plan Commission as a concept plan in October.
The development was presented by Towne Realty Inc. The plan shows 25
duplex lots in the southeast corner of the property, with 91
single-family lots across the north and west halves of the parcel.
house and buildings of the farmstead would remain a separate
property on Highway 60.
Wolff said that
there are some technical matters, such as water and sewer
connections for the subdivision, still being worked on at the
“I don’t have
any major concerns,” Wolff said.
brought up by area residents has been access. Initially, the
subdivision’s sole access point would be from Keup Road, off the
intersection of Keup and Highway 60. Residents from Cedarton
Estates, a town of Cedarburg subdivision also off Keup Road, have
voiced objections to such a large subdivision being added to that
development) seems very dense … The single entrance on Keup Road is
just a bad idea,” Chris Cotton said.
Cotton is a
resident of Cedarton Estates. He said the neighborhood is concerned
about safety, traffic volumes and their quality of life.
initial concept discussion in October, the Plan Commission discussed
that the state Department of Transportation controls adding new
intersections to Highway 60, and was unlikely to allow another so
close to Keup Road. Members also discussed that the traffic signal
at that intersection can be used to control the increase in traffic.
In the future,
Wolff said there are other access points slated for the development.
does provide connections to the north and the east,” Wolff said.
Kohlwey farm is connected to the village of Grafton to the south,
allowing for annexation. To the west, north and east, the 84 acres
are surrounded by town of Cedarburg and town of Grafton parcels.
Additional road connections would occur when the surrounding
properties are further developed.
mentioned that the development would be in the village of Grafton,
but part of the Cedarburg School District. The Grafton School Board
briefly discussed the matter at a recent meeting; Superintendent
Jeff Nelson said that land being switched between districts is
possible, but requires both districts’ consent. The board asked
Nelson to look into it.