GERMANTOWN — A
single-family subdivision of up to 17 possible parcels could take up
residence on Germantown’s southeast side, though a number of issues
continue to hang in the balance before plans are finalized.
Leszczynski of Germantown Acquisitions LLC went before the village
Plan Commission on Monday with a proposed 17lot subdivision eyed on
a 29.7-acre parcel north of Elm Lane and west of Wasaukee Road.
Leszczynski said, is envisioned in two phases. Commissioners at this
week’s meeting focused on the first phase of the development, which
could encompass seven to eight lots on the north end of the parcel.
Details of the
proposed subdivision, in its entirety, remain tentative as several
details — including specific wetland delineations — are set in
Jeff Retzlaff said about 4.2 acres of the overall site is considered
a wetland. Officials with the state Department of Natural Resources
and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have the final say in drawing
the exact parameters of the wetland delineation.
“The lot layout
is still subject to final determination by the DNR,” Retzlaff said
at Monday’s meeting. “It is subject to change, depending on the DNR
outcome of the wetland delineation.”
Depending on the
findings, Retzlaff said there could potentially be “a measurable
difference” to the scope of what is classified as a wetland and,
thus, is not buildable.
deliberations, Leszczynski said he is willing to work with village
officials and make changes to the proposed details, as needed.
“We’re trying to
figure out what’s the best to way to get to build on some of the
best land on the property,” Leszczynski said. “We’re going to figure
it out. We’re going to get there.”
At this phase,
commissioners said they were only comfortable granting a rezoning —
from agricultural to single-family residential — for the first phase
of the development. All details associated with the second phase
will be subject to further scrutiny.
President Dean Wolter, who chairs the Plan Commission, said focusing
on the first phase was the prudent step to take at this time since
there are still a number of unknowns associated with the second
“I think there’s
still questions to be answered,” Wolter said.
have an opportunity to weigh in on Leszczynski’s plans for the site
at a public hearing slated for a Plan Commission meeting at 6:30
p.m. Monday, Aug. 6.
commissioners gave preliminary approval to a development plat
associated with a 37-lot single-family subdivision located south of
Freistadt Road, north of Elm Lane and west of Wasaukee Road.
officials approved the rezoning for the subdivision, which has been
dubbed Harvest Hills, in late February. Top Leaf Development is
overseeing the project, which encompasses 107 acres.
represents revised plans for the site, which initially was slated to
have 42 lots. Wetland areas discovered during preliminary
construction caused for tweaks to the overall design of the