New Berlin plans for new subdivisions,
TID in 2018
Plats for several new projects approved late last year

By Hannah Weikel - Freeman Staff

Feb. 25, 2018

NEW BERLIN — Several projects approved last year will be completed this summer while others start to break ground, including six residential developments and subdivisions across New Berlin.

This year’s new developments and construction projects are on par with previous years, but city officials are also busy reviewing applications and approving other large projects that will be completed in the next few years.

Among other projects, the city recently purchased 20 acres of land that will be used in a planned park complex between a Section 35 residential area and South Moorland Road Corridor.

Below is a list of ongoing and recently approved projects in New Berlin, according to the city’s website.


A new Tax Incremental District (TID) is set for approval next week at a Joint Review Board meeting. TID 3 will be mixed use, but predominately used for industrial parks in areas that are currently used for agriculture. Small Road, College Avenue and Moorland Road would border TID 3. City officials also plan to update utilities crossing though that area.

Villas of New Berlin

A developer from Crosswind Preserve, LLC plans to commence a residential project on Honeyager Drive that will consist of 10 two-family condominium sites. The developer bought the land in the last few years and has

already started taking measures to complete the condo project. The space is part of a larger development in that area called Farrell Meadows. The Plan Commission could take action on the developer’s request in early March and the Common Council would review the issue at the March 13 meeting, according to the city’s website.

Thomson Hollow Subdivision

The Common Council approved a final plat for 54-lot Thomson Hollow Subdivision, located off Sunny Slope Road, in September after several years of discussion. The lots will be developed by Thomson Companies, which has built 12 subdivisions and over 1,750 lots in the city to date. The development was part of New Berlin’s 2020 Conceptual Plan.

Red Fox Crossing Subdivision

Neumann Companies was approved to build a 34-lot subdivision at 5601 Sunny Slope Road late last year. The proposed site concept plan has access points at Grange Avenue and Sunny Slope Road and aims to utilize designs similar to other subdivisions in the area.

Turnberry Estates Subdivision

A nine-lot subdivision of single-family homes at 17700 W. Beloit Road was approved in November. A construction schedule and detailed plans have not been submitted to city staff.

Kohler Ridge Subdivision

After a preliminary plan was approved in 2016, the Common Council approved a final plat for Kohler Ridge Subdivision last month. The subdivision will be built off West Lawnsdale Road and includes 47 lots, all approximately 3/4 acres with private septic and well systems.

Upland Ridge Subdivision

Approximately 17 lots will be built off Howard Avenue, east of Sunny Slope Drive, after the Common Council approved the final plat in October. The homes will be single-family and the developer plans to incorporate wetlands, streams and wooded areas located on the property.

Hickory Hills

The Common Council approved site plans for 26 four-family condominiums on West Hickory Hills Drive, South Lynn Drive and South Acorn Drive. So far, eight of the buildings have been constructed and the developer wishes to build only another 12 condominiums, reducing the overall number of units originally planned from 104 to 72. The revised plan was approved in September.

City Center Kwik Trip and Farmers Market

A gas station and open-air farmers market located around 15055 National Avenue was approved last spring and construction began in the fall. Completion of the project is expected in May, just in time for the farmers market to begin.

Roadway construction

An estimated 12.5 miles of roadway will be rehabilitated in 2018 and about 39 miles of cracks will be sealed throughout the city. Beres Road is also being designed for construction in 2018.