Developer to alter plans for proposed 56-acre mixed-use development in Muskego

By BRANDON ANDEREGG - Freeman Staff

June 7, 2018

MUSKEGO — Neumann Developments, Inc. has proposed a 56-acre mixed-use development in Muskego, but the Pewaukee-based company will likely its their proposal following a Tuesday night Plan Commission meeting, said Steve DeCleene, president of Neumann Developments.

The original proposal calls for single-family condominiums across 22 acres, 13 acres of duplex condos, 14 acres of townhomes or multi-family buildings and 6 acres for commercial development. Wetlands compose the remaining 9 acres.

The proposed development, called Villas at Muskego Lakes, is located along Loomis Road to the southwest of the Champions Drive and Loomis Road intersection and southeast of Muskego Lakes Country Club.

The development includes 39 single-family homes, 13 duplex condos and 100 multi-family units spread across seven buildings, according to the conceptual plan. The entrance to the development would be located off Loomis Road at the entrance to Muskego Lakes Country Club.

Muskego’s comprehensive plan shows the site is planned for commercial development and multifamily housing.

However, with online retail dominating brick and mortar stores, plan commissioners as well as Mayor Kathy Chiaverotti envisioned less commercial development at the proposed site.

During the meeting, Neumann Developments Project Manager and Bryan Lindgren also felt the location was not suitable for a large amount of commercial development. However, both Lindgren and DeCleene said they identified the site based on what they described as Muskego’s need for a housing market with more options.

“I think the Plan Commission had a pretty clear vision for the parcel that wasn’t consistent with the current zoning in place,” DeCleene said.

DeCleene told a Freeman reporter Thursday the company is reviewing comments provided by plan commissioners. The company’s future plans will include single-family units, duplex units and a small section for retail near the entrance to Muskego Lakes Country Club, DeCleene said.

“We’re going to get a new concept put together in a week or two and then we’re going to schedule a meeting with neighbors before getting back in front of the Plan Commission with a revised concept,” DeCleene said.