WAUKESHA — After being denied in
March by a hearing examiner and one appeal denied by the Oconomowoc
Plan Commission in June, WaterView Condominiums and developer Peter
Renner have filed a civil suit against Oconomowoc.
The suit was anticipated as it was the next step in the appeal
process for Renner and his development.
“The Petitioners are aggrieved by the decision of the Plan
Commission, as it denied the Petitioners’ development of the Site,”
the suit states.
WaterView Condominiums is a planned nine-unit project sat on 517-525
N. Lake Road in Oconomowoc. The property is zoned as Isthmus
Resident Multi-Family. However, the city requires developments
within the area to architecturally have matching buildings, scale,
design, configuration, details, material and color which reflect
practices common in the period between 1870 and 1930.
The petitioners in the suit — WaterView Condominiums LLC and TPW
Land LLC — are seeking review of the decision from the commission.
“Its decision in denying the plans was arbitrary, oppressive, and
unreasonable, and it represented its will and not its judgement, and
it could not reasonably make the determination in question on the
evidence before it,” the suit states.
As part of the relief, the petitioners are seeking a review of the
denial of the application and to remand the matter back to the Plan
Commission with direction to approve the application.
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