Subdivision proposed for former Menomonee Falls nursery site

Plan Commission moves conceptual designs forward

June 11, 2013

Menomonee Falls — The Menomonee Falls Plan Commission on Tuesday conceptually approved a 145-lot subdivision at a tree farm currently owned by Lied's Nursery.

The 82-acre plot of land, southeast of Town Line and Mill roads, bordering the Silver Spring Golf and Banquet Center, is no longer being utilized as the company looks to sell the land to Developer Jim Forester and Point Real Estate. There is a contract to purchase the land on the table, but it has not been finalized yet, Director of Community Development Matt Carran said. The conceptual design approved is a planned residential development district that includes the development of 130 single family homes and 15 duplexes.

To be developed, the site needs to be analyzed for stormwater infiltration. The developer will have to extend the utility, sewer and water, put in roads, storm sewer and any other infrastructure needed before lots can be sold for the construction of homes.

The proposed layout includes a road to connect the subdivision directly to Town Line Road. The Plan Commission asked that an additional road be constructed to connect the subdivision to the golf course, Carran said.

Now that the conceptual design was approved by the village, the developer has to create a preliminary plat, followed by a developer's agreement and obtain final plat approval from the state, Waukesha County and the village of Menomonee Falls. Once the final plat is approved, the lots can be sold. Carran said although they want to move quickly on this, he doesn't anticipate the lots to go on the market until next year.

In 2008, Town Line Developers brought forward a concept for 112 single family homes and 15 duplexes for the same land. In May of 2008, the Village Board approved the conceptual design, creating an 81.72-acre parcel for development, as well as three other lots between Willow Creek Road and Town Line Road totaling 22.3 acres, according the village documents.

Though Town Line Developers obtained these approvals, they never acquired the piece of land.

— Danielle Switalski

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