Hartland board tables Overlook Trails condo development

By Brandon Anderegg

Dec. 11, 2018

HARTLAND — Discussion on the Neumann Developments Inc. condominium project called The Glen at Overlook Trails has been tabled until Dec. 19, Village Board members decided Monday night.

The Glen at Overlook Trails is a Neumann Developments, Inc. project comprised of 50 condos on 40 acres of land formerly known as “The North Forty” between the Mary Hill Park subdivision and Winkleman Road. The 40 acres are currently in the Town of Merton.

The board was slated to vote on annexing the Merton land, the development site plan and would have had the third reading to amend the official zoning map of Hartland, according to the agenda. However, board members felt it would be best to wait until they heard from the Wisconsin Department of Administration about whether the annexation is in the public interest, said Dave Cox, village administrator.

State law requires the village to seek DOA approval, although the village could challenge the DOA if it should deny the annexation, Cox added. The DOA has until the Dec. 19 meeting to decide if the annexation is in the public interest.

Matt Neumann, CEO of Neumann Developments Inc., said he was not concerned by the delay, but urged the Village Board for a conditional approval of his site plan so they could break ground as soon as possible.

The board did not grant Neumann conditional approval and instead rescheduled the Dec. 24 board meeting to Dec. 19, when they will revisit The Glen at Overlook Trails.