Jackson panel advances pair of Bielinski Homes proposals
Village Board could vote on plans in March

By DAVE FIDLIN - For the Daily News

Feb. 25, 2018

A “For Sale” sign is seen near a lot at the corner of Industrial Drive and
Tower Drive on Thursday afternoon in Jackson.
John Ehlke/Daily News

JACKSON — Two proposed Bielinski Homes developments continue to move through various channels within Village of Jackson government. One project is a single-family subdivision; the other, a two-family condominium site. The Plan Commission reviewed the pair of projects Thursday, which are at various stages of development.

The single-family subdivision, dubbed Laurel Springs, is a multi-phased project at Cedar Creek Road and Jackson Drive.

The first phase, which is under the microscope at village hall, calls for 46 single-family lots. An additional phase, immediately south, could include another 53 single-family lots.

Marketing documents included in commissioners’ packets offer a glimpse into the Bielinski’s plans for Laurel Springs.

The company is describing the subdivision as “a highly desirable, well designed neighborhood with roads that meander through nearly 45 acres.” Wetlands and streams will be natural features throughout the site.

Village officials are in the midst of reviewing several technical details related to Laurel Springs’ first phase, including a final plat map and an engineering agreement between Bielinski and the municipality.

A separate Bielinski proposal remains at the forefront of the village’s review process, but might take a bit longer to come to fruition.

Creekside Villas, as proposed, is an 18-lot, two-family condominium development proposed on nearly 5 acres of land near Laurel Springs.

The land Creekside Villas could eventually occupy is within the town of Jackson’s boundaries.

“Annexation will be involved,” Village Administrator John Walther said. The process of incorporating the land into the village’s jurisdiction could take several months from the date the initial application is filed.

With the pending logistics still at play, commissioners gave a favorable recommendation to Bielinski’s concept plan for Creekside Villas as a first step in advancing the proposal.

The Village Board will take up the Plan Commission’s recommendations for Laurel Springs and Creekside Villas at its next meeting March 13.

In other business Thursday, the Plan Commission:

Recommended moving forward with an amendment to a previously approved planned unit development agreement related to the commercial property at N168-W20069 Main St.

Commissioners favored a request to have a U-Haul dealership on the same premises of the existing Scheunemann Appliance and TV operation.

The U-Haul dealership had previously operated on the premises of Tennies Ace Hardware, W194-N16714 Eagle Drive.

Before recommending approval, commissioners combed through the plans for the relocated dealership. Trustee John Kruepke, who sits on the Plan Commission, inquired if stalls for the U-Haul vehicles should be striped.

“You sort of want it to look organized, especially on Highway 60,” Kruepke said.

Recommended proceeding with a proposed series of four storage buildings along Tower Drive. Dittmar Realty is overseeing the project.

“The most visible building, at the corner of Tower and Industrial Drive, will have an enhanced twostory entry feature with decorative architectural elements,” Dittmar representatives wrote in a memo.

The planned storage buildings, in totality, are expected to encompass 14,400 square feet on 1.12 acres of land.