on Elm Grove Heights, a 75-unit senior living facility,
ELM GROVE — The first stages of
construction on a new senior living facility in Elm Grove are now
The 75-unit independent living facility Elm Grove Heights was first
proposed last winter and will be for those age 62 and older.
Last week, initial site preparation including partial removal of
vegetation and mobilization of the needed on-site equipment has
The excavation of the building foundation and underground parking
garage began this week.
In order to make Elm Grove Heights a reality, the parcel of land at
13040 W. Bluemound Road, needed to be rezoned from B-3 Mid-Rise
Office and Professional District to the Rm-2 Multiple-Family
According to the formal zoning request submitted to the village last
December by Horizon Development Group, Inc., Elm Grove Heights will
help stimulate the village’s next economic cycle by keeping higher
income seniors in the village and promoting turnover of existing
Horizon also said that senior housing will likely have a lower
impact on Bluemound Road traffic when compared to other businesses
allowed under the B-3 designation, such as a hotel.
“Amending the Comprehensive Plan to accommodate Elm Grove Heights
will help meet the housing demand for the Village’s rapidly
expanding senior population,” wrote Horizon Managing Partner Philip
Schulz in the request.”
Elm Grove’s Comprehensive Plan explains that as of 2000, over 34% of
residents will be over the age of 64.